And I'm talking both the original and the new Dark Horse stuff here. Strangely my choice is a story with no Buffy or Angel in it whatsoever (then again my favourite Calvin and Hobbes has no Calvin in it, just his mum taking Hobbes to bed with her because she's scared sleeping in the house by herself). It's the story of Dawn and Hoopy bear, I think I love it best for the brilliant, hysterically funny ending (and the rank stupidity of the villains) but also we've never seen Dawn, Hank and Joyce as a family and it's too touching for words What about you?
Post by VampSlayer on Feb 16, 2009 12:34:47 GMT -5
I love Spike: Shadow Puppets, and Angel: After the Fall. Buffy Season 8 just isn't connecting with me for some reason. :/
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My favorite is the TPB collection called Death of Buffy. I really enjoyed reading it. Also, there is a TPB that collects some backstory on Dawn, called False Memories. That's an interesting read.
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I'm not counting any of the canon stories like Fray, Tales, Season Eight or After the Fall, because frankly they wipe the floor with everything else.
I liked all the "Year One" stories, especially "Stake to the Heart" where Joyce and Hank get divorced. The idea of Buffy having to battle physically manifestations of her own pain seemed exactly like something you would see in the show, and one of the few times the original Dark Horse comics were genuinely creative.
"Ring of Fire" and "Bad Dog" had beautiful artwork and I also enjoyed "False Memories", where we see Buffy flashing back to Dawn's fake involvement in previous events.
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