The first issue of the "eighth season" of Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer came out yesterday. It rocks the Casbah.
Taking place after the ... incident (don't want to spoil it for those who haven't seen that final season) at the end of Season Seven, this 30-issue (give or take) "season" picks up the story of our intrepid heroes as they continue to fight the good fight against the forces of darkness, demons and young-adult-angst.
Only now, they're fighting globally.
The first four-issue arc (along with the last four-issue arc and various stand-alone issues in-between) is written by Whedon himself, after which he will oversee a rotating group of writers (just like the TV show) as we see what Buffy and the Scoobies have been up to in our absence, and what new Big Bad awaits them down the line.
Future writers include former Buffy TV writers like Steven DeKnight, Jane Espenson and Doug Petrie, and comic fan-favorites Brian K. Vaughan, Brad Meltzer and Jeph Loeb.
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