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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home (2007)

by Joss Whedon, Georges Jeanty (Illustrator)

Other authors: Paul Lee (Illustrator), Andy Owens (Illustrator)

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Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 (Vol. 1: Issues 1-5), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (801)

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Buffy Summers, Vampire Slayer. Not something you’d put on a job application. Fortunately, she already has a job even if it’s one that pays zip, zilch, nada. But she’s been doing the job for 8 years and counting, ever since she was Chosen at age 15. After the destruction of the Hellmouth and her hometown of Sunnydale, Buffy and the Scoobies have been traveling the world and gathering all the potentials-now-turned-slayers in order to train them in their new powers. Powers and skills they’ll need to fight the supernatural evil in the world. But there are forces in opposition to this plan. Buffy and gang need to figure out who they are and what they’re planning before it’s too late.

Picking up not long after the end of the final episode of Buffy on tv, this graphic novel has a few threads running parallel to each other. The part about the decoy Buffys cracked me up. For those who have seen Angel S5:E20 The Girl in Question, you know what I’m talking about. Buffy’s dreamspace is also very interesting. Hubba hubba! The illustrations are wonderful and the plot isn’t bad with a new Big Bad in the offing, but the part with Dawn and what the military guys find in Sunnydale are especially stupid. Come on! Also why there was a need for a Buffy decoy underground? I’m a tad confused about that. I am curious as to what this “Twilight” thing is though and I’m looking forward to seeing how this all plays out. ( )
  AVoraciousReader | Jun 29, 2015 |
It moves too quickly - some things that might have taken entire episodes on TV go by in just a page or two. Other than that, it's completely awesome. ( )
  comfypants | Jan 5, 2015 |
Overall it was well done, but I have no familiarity with the series or characters, and honestly no interest in them either. That made it difficult for me to enjoy or even understand in some places. ( )
  ashleyk44 | Jul 8, 2014 |
I'm so glad that Joss wrote Buffy comics while the show was still on, because when he decided to do a season 8 after the series had ended, he had the perfect medium all set up. And he was able to do things that might have not have come off quite as well in a television format. It's a year after the events of Season 7 and it's getting interesting. The Slayers are an army and some folks aren't too thrilled about that.

This book collects the first five issues of Buffy Season 8, which includes opening arc "The Long Way Home" and "The Chain," which deals with one of the decoys chosen for a very dangerous mission. Excellent opening salvo. Can't wait to read more. ( )
  regularguy5mb | Apr 14, 2014 |
I was really looking forward to this continuation of the series. The first four parts were excellent, but the last part seemed off. It really would've been better at the beginning. It doesn't make much sense at the end. ( )
  teeney | Mar 14, 2014 |
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It can’t match the best of the TV show, not without the contributions of the actors providing nuance to the dialogue, but it’s a darn sight better than much of season seven and many of the other adventure comics out there today.

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Joss Whedonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jeanty, GeorgesIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, PaulIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Owens, AndyIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chen, JoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The thing about changing the world... once you do it, the world's all different.
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This is the omnibus graphic novel of the story arc, The Long Way Home. It contains issues 1-5 of the Buffy Season 8 series of comic books, and is (sometimes) labeled Volume 1 (and may have an ISBN, 1593078226). DO NOT combine with The Long Way Home 1 (some times labeled Issue 1), which is the first comic book issue, not the omnibus.
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Describes the adventures of Buffy after the events covered by the television program, as she faces a mysterious threat called "Twilight."

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