Buffy Season 8 comic series coming to a close


Next week will see the end to the comics that brought back Buffy and others for those die-hard fans who couldn't stand to see their favorite television show end. The comics started back in 2007, and the last issue, #40, is hitting stores January 19th. The new issue will be written by Buffy creator Joss Whedon, with art by series regular Georges Jeanty. In order to commemorate the occasion, Dark Horse Comics is helping to organize a series of "Buffy Birthday Parties" around the USA featuring all sorts of "Buffy"-related stuff.

According to Dark Horse Comics, "Season Eight has at last brought Buffy the long way home, and betrayal comes in the shape of the closest, most unexpected individual of all. Reeling from their losses, the Scoobies will never be the same again."

The ending coincides with Buffy's 30th birthday.  But before you start mourning the end of "Season Eight," keep in mind that "Season Nine" is indeed on the way.


Official press release:

Careful readers may have noticed that the release date of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #40 has been moved to January 19, 2011. The change in date is no accident. The final issue of the much-talked-about series will hit shelves on the birthday of Buffy Summers. In order to celebrate both the end of Season 8 and the birthday of the beloved character, Dark Horse is proud to announce six Buffy Birthday Parties across the country!

Dark Horse editor Scott Allie had this to say about the event: "It's been a long, strange ride to the end of Buffy's eighth season, and when we realized that her thirtieth birthday fell on a Wednesday, the day new comics go on sale, we realized we had to move our release date to coincide. We're excited to celebrate this landmark occasion and hope we can gather good crowds of Buffy readers and fans together to wish her well as she heads off for Season 9, a little bit older, her head hung low..."

It's hard to believe the vampire slayer is another year older, but time and tide wait for no man, woman, or demon. If, while reading this, you notice your local comic shop is not listed as hosting a party, have the shop's owner contact Dark Horse, and we'll provide them with activity sheets to host their own event.

The following locations will have games, prizes, giveaways, and more for their Buffy Birthday Party! Details vary by location.


4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Oxford Comics Games & More

2855 Piedmont Road NE

(404) 233-8682


Special Guest: Georges Jeanty, artist, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8



5:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

Multnomah County Library

Central Library, US Bank Room

801 SW 10th Ave.

(503) 988-5123


Special Guests: Scott Allie and Sierra Hahn, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 editors

*Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 comics will be available for sale at the event from Cosmic Monkey Comics.



4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Muse Comics & Games

2100 Stephens Ave., Suite 107

(406) 543-9944




4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Midtown Comics Downtown

64 Fulton St.

(800) 411-3341 / (212) 302-8192




4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Lone Star Comics #6

931 Melbourne Rd.

(817) 595-4375




5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Lone Star Comics #8

3100 Independence Parkway #318

(972) 985-1593



Buffy the Vampire Slayer #40

Writer: Joss Whedon

Penciller: Georges Jeanty

Inker: Andy Owens

Colorist: Michelle Madsen

Cover Artist: Georges Jeanty

Publication Date: January 19, 2011

Format: FC, 40 pages

Price: $2.99



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