Please don’t break out those awful “over the hill” decorations, but Buffy Summers is turning 30 this week — and comic shops across the country will revel in it.
When this week’s edition of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 comic hits the shelves Wednesday, our favorite slayer will celebrate her birthday in typical style: with blood, mayhem and melancholy. Thanks, Joss Whedon!
But wait — didn’t this final issue of Season 8 used to have a different release date? Yep. To properly observe Buffy’s birthday of Jan. 19, publisher Dark Horse pushed the release of the 40th and final issue of the season to this Wednesday. And to help celebrate the glorious event, six Buffy-loving comic shops will be hosting their own birthday parties for Queen B. Click here to see if your city is hosting a party; if not, request that your favorite comic shop do so!
The slayer’s 30th birthday is sure to be anything but rainbows and unicorns, though. As evidenced by annual television shenanigans, Buffy’s birthday usually is an exercise in consternation and sadness. Head to TVSquad to look at some of Buffy’s birthday ventures, starting with perhaps the most tragic episode, “Surprise.”
Source: MTV, via I09
(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)
Those reading Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 have another reason to keep a stake close to their chest this month. Joss Whedon revealed to the loyal readers in the final pages of issue #36 that a shocking return is in the works. What could it be? Well, take a look at the exclusive cover of Buffy’s biggest issue yet!
A ‘censored’ (as in cocktease) version of the next cover was already released to the public (pictured above). Yet, here’s the true cover in all it’s unadulterated glory:
CLICK AFTER THE JUMP FOR THE REVEAL
Wait a second, wasn’t Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 8 released in comic book form? If you asked this same question then theanswer is yes. This week at the San Diego Comic-Con attendees may have learned that Joss Whedon is taking the existing Buffy season 8 comic and releasing it to both DVD and Blu ray as a motion comic. No release has been set yet but it slotted to be coming sooner than later.
Also along with the season 8 release, Jones Soda announced a new line Buffy season 8 limited edition branded sodas to be available in the online store any day now:
Check back here to see if the new limited edition Buff Season 8 Jones bottles are in
My Two Cents: So, I have only read the first half of Season 8 but If they can do a great motion comic adaptation (like i have seen done with Iron Man and the Walking Dead) to the comic then I think this series would be a great addition to the already stellar Buffy series.