It’s a New World for Buffy and the Gang
By Joss Whedon, Jane Espenson, Steven S. DeKnight and Drew Z. Greenberg
Dark Horse Comics, $29.99, 304 pages
Buffy and the Scooby gang are back in the latest season of the comic book series by Dark Horse comics. The series follows the Whedon tradition of presenting both a minor and a major baddie for the group to deal with. The series initially focuses on everyone’s favorite ditzy vamp, Harmony, and her new reality series, Harmony Bites. The series – and the positive light in which it casts vampires – creates a public relations backlash for the slayers, who are soon vilified as evil murderers of the undead. Backing out of the spotlight, the slayers go underground and try to focus on their other problem, a new nemesis called Twilight. The library version of the series, which is gorgeous thanks to drawings and graphics by Georges Jenty and writing by Joss Whedon, Brian K Vaughan and Jane Espenson, continues to be exciting, inventive and, as always, funny. Fans of the comics or the series will enjoy this latest season.
Reviewed by Barbara Cothern