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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: No Future For You, Part I

by Keith McDuffee, posted Sep 19th 2007 11:01AM
buffy season 8 comic cover faith(S08I06) Even though this isse wasn't written by Joss, the capable hands of Brian K. Vaughan pulled off what I think feels very true to the Buffyverse. Faith was always one of my favorite characters from Buffy and Angel, and it's great to see her back again. And scenes with Giles? Even better.

It's been so long since I'd watched the last couple of seasons of Buffy that I completely forgot that Principal Wood had a thing with Faith. Here we see that Wood is fully involved in the big baddiness of the world, and he and Faith are still quite a thing.

Like I said, it was great to see Giles back -- always is. The news from Comic-Con, that Ripper is a go, is incredibly exciting news. Anyway, if Whedon has anyone in mind for being offed in this series, I really hope Giles isn't one of them.

Oh, and the close-up of Giles's tattoo? Lots of detail. It won't be long before many more Buffy freaks are donning that sucker on their arms (or, er, not arms).

In this issue we also saw what it meant from the first portion of this series, when it was revealed that the next Big Bad would be the slayers themselves. As Giles indicated, this is much different than what Faith's done in the past. These errant slayers have a vein of evil within them that Faith never had.

I'm definitely liking this part of the series so far. As long as the fairies and slugs stay out of it, I'll be plenty happy.

Quote of the issue:

Xander: "Fear my awesome power! For lo, like Kurt Russell before me, I am a formidable eyepatch-clad opponent. And lest you think I refer to Captain Ron, let me assure you that the one-eyed character of which I speak is none other than the mighty Snake Plissken, who taught me the very ass-handing I'm about to deliver unto you."

Will Xander wind up Buffy's boyfriend?
No way in hellmouth.108 (40.6%)
Yes, they're certainly leading us in that direction.55 (20.7%)
Boyfriend? You're never her boyfriend, you're her bitch!103 (38.7%)

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Joelisa

I love Xander, and he would be perfect for Buffy, I mean it wouldnt hurt to try. You never know untill you try it. :)

September 20 2007 at 11:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
OClvl3

And there is only two issues left of Y the Last Man. That's more than enough time to catch up before the finish.

September 19 2007 at 5:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bash

Y The Last Man is an insane read :-)

September 19 2007 at 3:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jun

Wood and Faith are no longer a thing. Among the first few pages she talks about him being an ex and still making a booty call.

September 19 2007 at 1:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Cody

One of Brian K. Vaughan's other series - Y The Last Man - is worth a read if you like this.

September 19 2007 at 1:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bash

Xander and Buffy - no way. Absolutely no. Not after Xander and Willow and Xander and Cordelia. This is not Grey's Anatomy, it's Buffy, bitch ;-)

September 19 2007 at 12:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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