After four years of set up (and a bit of a confusing story), Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 has reached its penultimate issue.  Penned by Joss Whedon with art by Buffy comic regular Georges Jeanty, issue 39 has Buffy coming face to face for a final showdown with the season’s big bad, Twilight, who has taken over Angel’s body. Will the Scooby Gang be able to protect the seed and save the world? Who will betray Buffy? Will everyone make it into Season 9? We shall see.

I’m really excited about the current season of Buffy being close to wrapping up. It has had a lot of ups and downs, but I think Whedon and company have finally gotten into the groove of writing and presenting Buffy in comic form. The characters feel and sound like the characters from the series.  When season 9 begins, Dark Horse comics will be publishing the new season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer along with Angel.  My dream scenario would be both series being interconnected and crossing over monthly.

Issue #39 comics out today.