Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Season Eight, Volume 8, Last Gleaming

Whedon, Joss

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Season Finale is here, and Buffy must face the ultimate betrayal! Seems like a perfect time for Spike to come back.Series creator Joss Whedon writes the final story arc of Buffy Season 8, taking his greatest characters to places only he can! Teamed with series artist Georges Jeanty, Joss reunites the dysfunctional gang of Buffy, Angel, and Spike, in the thick of it together for the first time since Season 3, and gives the Scoobies their gravest challenge ever - defending reality itself from an onslaught of demons. It's the biggest Buffy finale ever!

Publisher: Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse Books, c2011.
ISBN: 1595826106
Characteristics: 157 p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Jeanty, Georges
Allie, Scott


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Aug 20, 2011
  • Keogh rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Fairly decent outing brings to a close the "season eight" phase of the series and sets the stage for what's to come in the Buffyverse. And there's a fairly significant death involved, so....

Jul 28, 2011
  • Vylotte rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The final book in Buffy's eighth season does a good job of wrapping up the various plot lines and setting up the dystopian world view of the future stand-alone novel "Fray." I do see why the Twilight motivations from the prior book occurred, but I still don't have to like it :) Also, the big spoilery death that I won't reveal seemed cheap and thrown in there just to have a death at the end of the season, and I don't approve of that either. But hey, Joss is boss.

The season had its highs and lows, over all it was worth reading but definitely my least favorite of all. And I don't think it was just the translation from tv to graphic novel, it was character motivations and story choices.

Still, looking forward to season 9, which is promised to be a backtrack to the glory days of Season 1 with just a girl, a stake, her friends and a lot of dusted vamps.

Almost gave it an extra star for the nekkid Spike!

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