Post by Midnight Butterfly on May 29, 2010 5:07:26 GMT -5
I think its amazing that there bringing back old characters. I believe that Britney from season one's funeral is even in the comic.
As for where its picking up, I don't believe it counts the flashback. A preview art was relesed with Piper holding her daughter whilst fighting a demon, although her daughter seems younger than in the flashback. I think it picks up 3-4 years after season 8
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Well, I think Buffy's the first comic to continue a story with a structured "season", but following-up on TV shows and movies in comic book format has been going on for a long long time. To say that Zenoscope is ripping off Dark Horse by having a continuation of an existing show is absurd. But if Zenoscope started advertising their Charmed series as "Charmed: Season Nine" then yes, I would be able to see your point.
What makes Buffy S8 special is that it's not just only an official continuation of the TV series, but the fact that original creator Joss Whedon serves as "Executive Producer" which almost never happens for comics. Scott Allie even said that comics do not have "showrunners". Also, Joss writes for the series and Season Eight utilizes writers from the TV show.
Even IDW's Angel doesn't have what Buffy has. Angel has no "show runner" and it's clearly visible because of the messy storytelling and lack of direction. Joss even said that IDW's Angel is not a "Season Six". Also, none of the TV writers ever wrote for the Angel book.
Anyways, now Zenoscope wants to continue Charmed with comics, which is great for fans like me. But remember that the original creator Connie Burge left the series in 2001 and Brad Kern, who pretty much took over the series after her departure, have no involvement with the comic. As far as I know, the Charmed comic isn't advertised as a "Season nine" or even official canon for that matter, so I don't see the "rip-off of Buffy Season Eight" aspect other than the fact that the Charmed comic is a continuation of the show.
I never said they were ripping off Dark Horse, nor did I say it was a season 9. I chose my words carefully. It's just painfully obvious they are inspired by the success of Buffy season 8. If Charmed the show was comic-booky enough to continue in comics, I wouldn't bat an eye. While Charmed and Buffy are often placed in the same category, frankly Buffy is a lot more suited for comics than Charmed, imo. Same goes for many other shows that have continued in comic form. To me Charmed and comic books just does not compute.
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Well, it's a comic book... what do you expect? However, one of the reasons why I love Piper on the show so much is that she had a realistic body type. She wasn't fat, she wasn't muscly, and she definitely wasn't a pencil. Her body was just.... perfect.
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