Book Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Legacy Edition book 2. Collected Graphic Novels created by Joss Whedon.

Set during the third season of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer television series, discover the untold stories of the Scoobies during the most dangerous time ever – their final year at Sunnydale High! As if finals and the threat of further education weren’t bad enough, Buffy & her friends will have to fight superpowered vampires and doppelgängers, all at the whim of the terrifying Big Bad Selke!

And let’s not forget the homework.

Collects Buffy The Vampire Slayer #11-19 (Dark Horse Comics), as well as short stories from the era, including “Bad Dog,” the first comic work by screenwriter/director and Buffy alum Douglas Petrie

This is a collection of stories set during Buffy and the gangs third year at Sunnydale High. As such there is actually work by a lot of people involved here – writing by Christopher Golden, Douglas Petrie, Thomas Sniegoski and Andi Watson, with art work by Hector Gomez, Cliff Richards, Ryan Sook and Christian Zanier.

I don’t usually read a lot of graphic novels but couldn’t resist when I spotted this one. I’m a huge fan of Buffy and these stories captured the feel of the show perfectly – yes this is collection 2 so I started in the wrong place but it really didn’t matter. I will be adding the others to my collection though!

This was a great mix of stand alone stories and a longer linked set that you got to dip in and out of. Despite being by different authors and artists all of the stories ‘felt’ like Buffy. There wasn’t a single on that didn’t have the right feel or felt out of place.

A hugely enjoyable diversion from the larger books I’m reading at the moment and I’ll definitely be reading more of the Legacy Collection books. In fact its inspired me to take another look at expanding in to reading more graphic novels all together – not something I have done a huge amount of in the past.