Title: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus Vol. 1
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics 2007
Genre: Graphic Novel
Rating: 5 / 5 stars
Reading Challenges: Support Your Local Library; May Read and Review
Very excited about this one. Somehow, throughout the years of loving Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I never got around to reading the comics/graphic novels. Well, I finally started. I decided to try and read them chronologically according to the series. That means going with each numbered Omnibus. Volume 1 starts with The Origin story. You know, the one detailed in the crazy Kristi Swanson/Luke Perry movie. I'll admit that I liked the movie, as cheesy as it is, but the TV series blows it out of the water. Thankfully the comic follows Joss Whedon's original screenplay and feels a lot more like the tone of the TV show. We also get a Spike and Dru story from 1933 and a fun little interlude featuring Dawn (my least favorite character, but whatever). The volume ends with bridging the gap between movie and TV show. We see Buffy in Las Vegas with Pike and then shipped off to a mental institution. We also get information about how Giles became her Watcher. I love how the comics add extra information about the Buffyverse, but aren't dependent on watching the TV series. Great stories, great art, great fun! Loved it! Now on to Volume 2 (season 1).