Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Motion Comic

Season 8
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Proving once and for all that you can't keep a good Slayer down, Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight Motion Comic picks up where the smash hit TV show left off!
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  1. 1. Issue 1: The Long Way Home, Part 1
    July 19 2010
    11min
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    Proving once and for all that you can't keep a good Slayer down, Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight picks up where the smash hit TV show left off!
  2. 2. Issue 2: The Long Way Home, Part 2
    July 26 2010
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    As Giles, Buffy, and Andrew continue to train neophyte slayers in various locations, teamwork gets encouraged, and Lando Calrissian's fashion sense gets slammed.
  3. 3. Issue 3: The Long Way Home, Part 3
    August 2 2010
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    With Buffy still under a mystical sleeping spell, Ethan Rayne, a chaos-worshiping wannabe sorcerer, visits her dreamspace and helps her to navigate the bizarre terrain.
  4. 4. Issue 4: The Long Way Home, Part 4
    August 9 2010
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    Being held captive, and with her powers being siphoned, Willow is slowly mutilated by the vengeful--and skinless--Warren Mears.
  5. 5. Issue 5: The Chain
    August 16 2010
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    One of Buffy's decoy doubles recalls how she was called upon and trained to be a slayer. The heroic young woman's undercover assignment takes her deep underground, where she leads a stand against Yamanh and his demonic horde.
  6. 6. Issue 6: No Future For You, Part 1
    August 23 2010
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    Faith is approached by Giles with a dangerous assignment--to pose as a British aristocrat in order to assassinate a wealthy, rogue slayer under the tutelage of an Irish warlock.
  7. 7. Issue 7: No Future For You, Part 2
    August 29 2010
    12min
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    Posing as a viscount's daughter, Faith infiltrates Lady Genevieve's gala and is attacked by Roden's gargoyle security team. Elsewhere, Willow offers to Dawn with her plus-sized problem and is called upon to upgrade the castle's defense system.
  8. 8. Issue 8: No Future For You, Part 3
    September 6 2010
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    As Giles tries hopelessly to contact Faith, Lady Genevieve explains her rationale for wanting to assassinate Buffy.
  9. 9. Issue 9: No Future For You, Part 4
    September 13 2010
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    As Faith and Genevieve battle to the death, Buffy confronts Giles about Faith's assignment.
  10. 10. Issue 10: Anywhere But Here
    September 20 2010
    14min
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    After a flight of fantasy, Buffy and Willow enter the demonic lair of Sephrilian, a dangerous realm of unstable reality where the friends' darkest secrets, both past and future, are revealed.
  11. 11. Issue 11: A Beautiful Sunset
    September 26 2010
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    While the rest of the girls party, Buffy and Xander discuss the matter of a rogue slayer. Later, Buffy and Satsu discuss affairs of the heart as they take on a nest of vampires.
  12. 12. Issue 12: Wolves At The Gate, Part 1
    October 4 2010
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    Buffy and Satsu's amorous encounter is rudely interrupted when a gang of transmogrifying Japanese vampires storms the castle and steals Buffy's scythe. Later, Xander seeks the help of an old friend.
  13. 13. Issue 13: Wolves At The Gate, Part 2
    October 10 2010
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    Realizing that the Japanese vampires have stolen his secrets, Dracula agrees to help Xander stop them. And, as Buffy's crew prepares to go to war, a Japanese slayer named Aiko tracks the vampires, with disastrous results.
  14. 14. Issue 14: Wolves At The Gate, Part 3
    October 18 2010
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    After a gruesome welcome to Tokyo, Buffy and Willow capture one of the Japanese vampires and learn of a sinister plan to revert all slayers into ordinary humans.
  15. 15. Issue 15: Wolves At The Gate, Part 4
    October 25 2010
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    After the shocking death of one of their own, Buffy and her team take on Toro's army of vampires. And, while Dawn slugs it out with her own mechanized doppelganger, Dracula and Willow team up to stop Toro and his diabolical spell.
  16. 16. Issue 16: Time Of Your Life, Part 1
    October 29 2010
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    As Buffy and Willow head to New York on a cryptic mission involving Buffy's scythe, Twilight, Warren, and Amy launch a deadly attack on the slayers' castle.
  17. 17. Issue 17: Time Of Your Life, Part 2
    November 8 2010
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    Having been transported into the future, Buffy joins forces with Melaka Fray, a fellow-slayer whose twin brother, Harth, is a vampire contemplating an evil plan.
  18. 18. Issue 18: Time Of Your Life, Part 3
    November 15 2010
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    While Willow seeks otherworldly help in bringing Buffy back from the future, Xander and Dawn flee deep into the woods, where they encounter a strange race of tree-like forest souls.
  19. 19. Issue 19: Time Of Your Life, Part 4
    November 22 2010
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    Xander and Dawn lead an army of wood creatures into battle against Warren and Amy's minions.

Bonus (1)

  1. Bonus: Buffy Season 8 Trailer
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    July 19 2010
    1min
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    Download this exciting trailer of Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight!

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Frosty Cold OneReviewed in the United States on May 29, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Was skeptical, but my mistrust was misplaced 👻
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Since reanimating a dead show with the same actors is improbable or impossible, and a "reboot" of Buffy would probably not come close to creating the chemistry between the original cast, this is as close as we can hope for given the circumstances. After all, season 8 was written by the same folks who brought you the first 7 seasons, including creator Joss Whedon and prolific writer/ producer Jane Espenson, who has also worked on Battlestar Galactica, Torchwood, Warehouse 13, and Once Upon a Time (just to name a few).

While I don't read comics these days, so-called graphic novels (Will Eisner, etc.) and underground comix were a part of my diet I was younger, so I don't have an aversion to this type of media. Upon starting ep.1 of season 8, it was difficult to fall in with the concept at first; however, it didn't take long before I was sucked in and glad to see that the story continues. I keep the subtitles on so that I know who is saying what, but even that isn't necessary after a few eps.

From one comic nonreader to another: I recommend you at least give this a try if you watched all 7 season of Buffy and miss it. The humor that you love from the TV show is alive and well, and the possibilities for outlandish plots are all the more feasible in this medium. 👌
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K. Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Any Buffy fan would enjoy!
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It's not a full animated cartoon and doesn't have the original actors voices but it's still Buffy. Written and created by the same writers who did the show, if you watched all the way through Season 7 and just can't get enough of Buffy, then you'll enjoy seeing this!

I actually wish they made these motion comics for all the comics that came out for Buffy. Guess it's to the reading I go.
Lindsay MeadReviewed in the United States on March 21, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great, Not Great, Would Still Recommend
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I loved Buffy the TV show. Enough to even watch all of Angel, and I was not an Angel fan-- Team Spike all the way. Also, I don't read comics... or manga... or graphic novels. I do read books, but it's a struggle for me to get into things like comics. They just don't draw me in the way words do. However, I love Buffy so when I saw that they'd turned these comic books into motion comics, I knew I had to try it. I'm glad I did.

THINGS TO NOTE:
1.) It's not the full season. I'm gunna take a guess that it's only about half the season. I knew that going in, so it didn't sway my rating. It would be cool if they did finish it, but since they've already started season nine in comics, I doubt that they will.
2.) The voices are good and not good. The girls are the worst; particularly Buffy, Willow, and Dawn. Their voices aren't very distinctive and it made it confusing in the beginning. Faith and Giles were the best. I recognized the characters on the voices alone. We're not talking identical, but they had the right tones and textures.
3.) Animation sways from fantastic to bleh. This is another reason why I struggle with comics. In a book, I can control how something looks. No matter what an author is telling me, I can make it work for me if I need too. With comics, I can't. This is fine when the pictures are gorgeous, but sometimes they're not quite right or just.... bleh.
4.) Plot. Awesome. Just awesome. Takes a bit to get a handle on it cuz so much has changed and the story moves super fast. But they did a great job tying it into the TV show. Plus the characters are still growing and evolving. My only real complaint would be Buffy's mostly perky attitude. At first it doesn't fit at all. Buffy isn't perky. In season one and two she was, but as the show progressed she became very broody. Sure, occasionally the perky would come out, but for the most part she was basically a female version of Angel-- minus the fangs and bumpy forehead. That being said, by episode 4 or 5 I was used to the "new" Buffy.

I would recommend this for the sheer fun of watching it. Even though it's only half the season, I'm sure I'll watch it again in the future.
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Will BuecheReviewed in the United States on November 27, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic and all-too-short!
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Fantastic and all-too-short! These episodes ultimately feel like "previews" for episodes if you're accustomed to a full 45 minutes per story (as Buffy fans surely are) rather than 10 or 15 minutes. But a lot of story is crammed into each short episode, and the stories themselves feel like a natural continuation of the television series.

Special praise for the voice actress who plays Willow - her voice is the closest to the mannerisms of the original. The voices of Xander and Faith are right on too. And the rest give it a good try.

It takes a few minutes to get into the groove of the animation style. Be aware that lips do not move, but everything else does, in a sort of abbreviated way which ultimately has a lot of energy and becomes very satisfying -- if a bit trippy.

Hopefully the second half of season 8 will be animated into "action comic" form soon. I haven't heard any hints of that yet, but there's every reason to bring back everyone who worked on this first-half. It is really good.
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R. H.Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Well-written plus a tasty cookie
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At one point I believe there is a socio-political commentary made by the "future" one only slayer that refers to Walmart, if I am not mistaken. It was yummy sarcasm. First time I have ever followed anything related to a comic before, so don't feel qualified to say more. Except for like the show, it has layers of metaphor and all are multi-faceted. Mr. Whedon always has a way of making what is hard to accept about the world and what is hard to sit with about the world, more acceptable and more tolerable. I mean that in the best sense of the phrase. I believe there is a better chance of being in the world and influencing it for the greater good when one is not fighting reality within one's own heart, but simply responding to it by one's own sense of right.
Treasure Island BooksReviewed in the United States on May 4, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
For Buffy fans only
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Okay...if you're a Buffy fan like I am, you'll enjoy this. But if you aren't, take a pass because you WILL be lost. The plot is convoluted and circles back time and again on prior plots...even to the point of resurrecting a character. "Motion comic" is absolutely true: This is basically a comic book without the dialog bubbles, supplemented with just enough "motion" to make it superficially appear like animation. Stylistically, it's cool but it's also a bit annoying after a while. The most annoying thing about it is that NONE of the original characters' actors voice ANY of the characters in this. Supremely annoying because it often makes it difficult to follow what character's speaking if you're not glued to the screen.
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Original GamestersReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2011
4.0 out of 5 stars
Don't be tricked! It's only the first HALF.
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Quite honestly, when I ordered this DVD, I was expecting to get the entire season in one disk. However, Amazon made NO notes about that particular detail and it is only the first 19 issues. And as many others have said, the voices didn't seem right. But the more you watch it, the less annoying it gets. It seems the voice actors understand the characters on a level fans can relate to. I was one of those hoping for original voice acting, if only from a few original actors, but it just didn't happen. I'm not disappointed in this by any means. The art is beautiful, just as in the comics (as I own the first edition of each of the comics) and I think a great job was done animating the series. I would like to know when the second half is going to be released, because I can't wait to "watch" the rest of the season (even though I've already read it.)
4 people found this helpful
A.F.Reviewed in the United States on August 14, 2011
3.0 out of 5 stars
Just another thing to add to your Buffy collection.
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Its okay, but if you've never watched a graphic novel, its soooo easy to get confused on what is going on. In this "season" a lot of the characters look a like, you don't see mouths moving much, most of the characters don't look like themselves, the voices are done by other actors(you'll see in the credits), and it starts off with too much time in between the ending of Season 7 and the beginning of Season 8. It's real easy to be lost straight off. Each episode is about 15 mins long, not 45 mins like the previous 7 seasons. Nice to have for collection, but don't expect too much.
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