Sunday, October 17, 2010

Wolves at the Gate by Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon

Book Details
Wolves at the Gate by Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon
Paperback, 136 Pages
2008, Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1595821651
Series: Book 3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8

Vampires that, at will, can transform into wolves, panthers, insects, or fog invade the Slayer base of operations in northern Scotland, and not only walk away unscathed, but in possession of Buffy's scythe, the symbol of Slayer power worldwide. Buffy and the Slayer-legion travel to Tokyo in order to learn more about their dangerous new foes, as Xander journeys to Transylvania to solicit the only person they've ever known to possess such power - Dracula!

Wolves at the Gate contains some wonderfully shocking and completely unexpected plot twists. Andrew is back! And so is Dracula! And he's awesome. Dracula exclaiming "Oh balls" is the type of Buffy humor that makes me long for the good old days when I could easily get my weekly Buffy fix. Oh, and Dracula's majorly racist too. And Xander is his boy.

Romance seems to be blooming for more than one Scooby, but by now we know to expect only heartbreak when it comes to love in the Buffyverse. Lots of steamy love and lots of hurt. The action leads us to Tokyo for some Godzilla like action, giving Dawn something to do other than whiny about her giantness.

As always, the artwork is brilliant. The continuation of Buffy translates to this media wonderfully. An absolute must for any Buffy fan.


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