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Since the destruction of the Hellmouth, the Slayers--newly legion--have gotten organized and are kicking some serious undead butt. But not everything's fun and firearms, as an old enemy reappears and Dawn experiences some serious growing pains . . .

Buffy creator Joss Whedon brings Buffy back to Dark Horse in this direct follow-up to season seven of the smash-hit TV series.

Season 8 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer picks up after the end of the television series.

The world has been changed by the Scooby Gang's actions the previous year. While launching an attack on an old church (mysteriously protected by a force-field), Buffy reveals that there are now over eighteen hundred Slayers around the world, five hundred of which work for Buffy in military-like squads. There are even two decoy "Buffys" - one literally underground and one in Rome (a reference to the "Buffy" seen in Season 5 of the Angel TV show).

Before Buffy's squad enters the church, we are introduced to Buffy's "watcher" - Xander Harris. Xander (jokingly refering to himself as "Sergeant Fury" due to the eye-patch he wears over his missing left eye) has been positioned as a leader of the Slayers - he is seen to be monitoring the squads' actions from their headquarters in Scotland.

An incident occurs with one of the less experienced squads in Barcelona when they discover that the nest of vampires they were to attack is larger than they anticipated. Xander gives the order for Andrew's squad to assist them, indicating in the process that Andrew has become some sort of leader within their organisation.

Buffy leads her team into the church, only to be confronted by three large demons - and some dead bodies. Her team quickly defeat the demons, but are shocked to discover that the bodies they found had apparently come looking for the demons and set up the force-field. The bodies were also marked with an unknown symbol, apparently self-inflicted.

Unbeknownst to the Slayers, their actions were being watched by a mysterious person floating high above the run-down church.

Meanwhile, it would appear the United States military have become interested in the Slayers' actions also. A General Voll labels the Slayers "an army" as he flies in to investigate the crater that was once Sunnydale, California. An investigation has been set up to look at the crater. A man has been sent underground into the ruins to explore, and declares the place empty just before he is grabbed by a pair of hands.

Back in Scotland, Buffy and Xander have no idea what the symbol that was found on the bodies means, if anything. One thing Xander knows, however, is that Buffy needs to be more sisterly towards Dawn.

Buffy goes to speak to Dawn about her problems, one of which is that she has grown to a gigantic size. Dawn however, refuses to speak to anyone but the currently missing Willow, telling Buffy only that "Kenny never said he was a Thricewise". Buffy knows that Dawn had sex with Kenny, but does not discuss it with her.

In a military hospital, General Voll comes to inquire about "Subject One" and her "boyfriend". Subject One is the person that was found under the Sunnydale crater, and they have agreed to help the military take down Buffy. In a surprising twist, it is revealed that Subject One is Amy, a powerful witch who was both friend and enemy to the Scooby Gang in the past.



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Buffy's Back. 0

Joss Whedon back on Buffy. That's how it should be. Anything else feels like filler. This issue picks up shortly after the last season (obviously). There has been a little time that has gone by. I was never a huge Buffy fan but always appreciated the witty diaglouge and cheesey plotlines. You get a sense of the ambition that Whedon has by returning to his beloved characters. There was the expected one-liners. It's amazing how witty they can all be. It was also nice that a character from th...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

whedon does it again 0

as a big buffy fan i was very unsure about the tv show following into a comic but you could say they slaped the sence back into me. when starting reading it i felt like i was back when i was younger watching the tv show it showed how there lives have changed for the better and the worse i liked how  it gave each char there own little speach in there head and it seem like they all want to go home? book had lots of shockes moments in it  like dawn isnt isnt a vergin anymore oh and she a giant and ...

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Great Muppety Odin! 0

Being a Buffy fan, I was not quite sure what to expect from this comic. Having watched all of Whedon's television work and read his comic work on Serenity, Fray and Astonishing X-Men, I knew it would be good - but would it be as good as the original?The answer is most definitely yes! This first issue has all of the action, drama and wit of the show on which it is based. It was great to see what had become of the world that was built in the show, and its beloved characters.This comic is obviou...

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