Friday, March 18, 2011

You Can keep you Vampire Diaries and Sip All the TrueBlood You Like. Make Mine BUFFY!

This may come as a big surprise but I am a huge fan of all things BUFFY. I can see you are all shocked (and awed) but it’s true. Give me Some Buffy and Willow with a side of Xander, some Angel Soup and Spike(d) tea and I am in hog heaven.

It may seem like yesterday but YESTERDAY BTVS (Buffy the Vampire Slayer to you neophytes) celebrated the FOURTEENTH anniversary of it’s original Television Premier. Yup, nearly a decade ana half ago we began the saga of slayage, Whedonspeak, brooding soul encrusted Vamps, and hot chicks with superpowers. For seven seasons Buffy and the Scooby gang saved the world…a lot

In my opinion Buffy, and the Spin off Angel are still so completely superior to any of the plethora of Vampire centric shows out there that a conversation is pointless. Let’s just say you’d never see Spike worrying about his “Diary” and leave it at that.

AND the Buffy saga did not end with the last televised episode. For the last few years, under the aegis of Joss Whedon , “season eight’ has played out in the pages of Dark Horse Comics “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” .

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight (which is considered to be canonical by the way) has been nominated for an Eagle Award. Joss Whedon's graphic novel continuation of his classic TV show has been nominated in the category of Favorite American Comicbook

"Introduced in 1976, the Eagle Comic Awards are the comic industry's longest established awards, acknowledged as the pre-eminent international accolades."

It is a significant honor for Buffy Season Eight to receive a nod from the Eagle Awards, and it would be even better if the series won. The Eagle Awards receive international acclaim, and recognize the finest comics from around the world each year.

The final round of voting for this year's Eagle Awards opened on, March 14th.

It’s great that the series has been recognized with a nomination. Buffy has long had a home in comics going back to when the show was still on the air. One could argue that, aside from Star trek, no TV property has ever had a successful life in comic books as Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
And it’s not over yet as plans for a “Season Nine” run of books are well in the works! I don’t know about anyone else but *I* intend to be onboard for that so “if the apocalypse comes…beep me”.

That’s 30!


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