Taking off from the hit TV show, this volume traces the evolution of two of the most deliciously devious villains to hit Sunnydale – William the Bloody, otherwise known as Spike, and the mad but oddly endearing Drusilla, the vampire Bonnie and Clyde of the Whedonverse. Moving from happier days at the 1939 World’s Fair to the dissolution of the relationship in heat- drenched Argentina, this volume contains all the wit, adventure, and horror Buffy fans have come to expect. The best aspect of these Buffy graphic novels is how they fill in what’s left out of the show’s story arcs, and often they are written by the writers of the show, and so the canon and sense of whimsy are all well maintained. The artwork here is especially beautiful and gothic, and it’s fascinating to see each artists’ take on these two demons and their world — especially considering recent happenings on the show.

Buffy the Vampure Slayer: Spike & Dru
ISBN: 0970355505
by Christopher Golden and James Marsters
Art by Ryan Sook, Eric Powell, Drew Geracci, Keith Barnett, Andy Kuhn, Howard Shum, Norman Lee, Guy Major, Pat Brosseau
Dark Horse Comics 2001

  • 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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