Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #18
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #18 (Dark Horse Comics)
By Joss Whedon, Karl Moline & Jo Chen
Trapped in the future, Buffy breaks the cardinal rule for time-travelers — she tries to look up info about her own future. What’s even more depressing, though, is when she discovers that she didn’t make the books. The legend of Buffy Summers was never written. Time to kill some vamps to make up for it. Gunther, meanwhile, gets a visit from Fray’s brother. Back in the present, Willow may have found a way to rescue Buffy, and Dawn and Xander continue their flight, with plenty more requisite innuendo. I can’t be the only one at this point who thinks Whedon is hinting at some sort of relationship between these two… after all, in this time frame she’s got to be 18 or 19, while he’s probably 25-ish. It’s not really that unthinkable. And if that’s not the plan, then Whedon is throwing a heck of a lot of red herrings out. But it’s not all sex — we’ve got some new monsters here, which Moline provides a great visual for, and the Willow story is getting more and more intense. This title continues to be a great continuation of the Buffy saga.