Thursday, October 28, 2010

RECOMMENDED: Buffy Season 8: Motion Comic

After numerous accounts to revive the franchise through rumored feature films and spinoff series, Buffy The Vampire Slayer eventually continued in comics form.

These motion comics are adapted from the Buffy Season 8 comic books. They've taken the artwork, added voice-overs and extra visual effects to create about 11 minute long installments.
I really like the voice acting. All the characters are very recognizable despite not being played by the original TV show cast members, and these motion comics stay very true to the spirit and humor that made the series such a great, groundbreaking and well-loved show.

To date there have been about 5 story-arcs, building further on the creation on a whole international team of slayers. The main characters we all know and love are still there, such as Buffy, Faith, Willow and Xander and also a whole lot of cool new characters have joined the ranks to keep things fresh.

Even if you've already read the season 8 comic books, I'd recommend giving these episodes a try. It really does feel like having a new season of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and dare I say, one that I am enjoying more than the last TV season.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 8 - The Motion Comic is currently available via iTunes in the UK & US. A DVD release is likely to follow.

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