The television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer has long been a phenomenon unto itself — beloved by critics and followed by legions of devoted fans. This modern, urban, undeniably funny and chilling revamp of classic horror movie tales has built a rich and complex universe. In Tales of the Slayers Joss Whedon and fellow writers (including cast member Amber Benson) explore the history of slayers past, from the Napoleonic era to the American West. Joss Whedon and his fellows use comics and graphic novels to explore stories that never aired in the show, and the series of graphic novels produced have been far superior to most tie-ins. For similar titles, try Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Origin, based on Joss Whedon’s original script for the film, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Ring of Fire for a stand alone “episode.”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales of the Slayers
ISBN: 9781569716052
By Joss Whedon et. al.
Art by P. Craig Russel, Karl Moline, et. al.
Dark Horse 2002

  • Robin B.

    | She/Her Teen Librarian, Public Library of Brookline

    Editor in Chief

    Robin E. Brenner is Teen Librarian at the Brookline Public Library in Massachusetts. She has chaired the American Library Association Great Graphic Novels for Teens Selection List Committee, the Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee, and served on the Michael L. Printz Award Committee. She is currently the President of the Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table for ALA. She was a judge for the 2007 Eisner awards, helped judge the Boston Globe Horn Book Awards in 2011, and contributes to the Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal. She regularly gives lectures and workshops on graphic novels, manga, and anime at comics conventions including New York and San Diego Comic-Con and at the American Library Association’s conferences. Her guide, Understanding Manga and Anime (Libraries Unlimited, 2007), was nominated for a 2008 Eisner Award.

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