Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Predators and Prey
Buffy's world goes awry when former-classmate-turned-vampire Harmony Kendall lands her own reality TV show, Harmony Bites, bolstering bloodsucking fiends in the mainstream. Humans line up to have their blood consumed, and Slayers, through a series of missteps, misfortunes, and anti-Slayer... show more
Buffy's world goes awry when former-classmate-turned-vampire Harmony Kendall lands her own reality TV show, Harmony Bites, bolstering bloodsucking fiends in the mainstream. Humans line up to have their blood consumed, and Slayers, through a series of missteps, misfortunes, and anti-Slayer propaganda driven by the mysterious Twilight, are forced into hiding. In Germany, Faith and Giles discover a town where Slayers retreat from a world that has turned against them, only to find themselves in the arms of something far worse. A rogue-Slayer faction displaces an entire Italian village, living up to their tarnished reputation as power-hungry thieves. And finally, with the help of a would-be demon lover, Dawn addresses her unfaltering insecurities.
Publish date: September 30th 2009
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 (#5)
*Book source ~ Library Contains 5 stories in the continuing Season 8 of the Buffyverse, where vampires are suddenly the hot new thing because of the ditz Harmony getting her own reality tv show and propaganda against the slayers have forced them into hiding. Harmonic Divergence~ Ok, somehow stup...
I have to admit I really enjoyed this, and I wonder if that's almost a sign of Stockholm Syndrome, or at least getting more used to the comic book form, than it's to the merits of this particular volume. Spoilers below, so don't jump on me if you continue reading the review--you've been warned. It'...
I loved the opening of this one, all the different Slayer threads coming together, though the "on island" resolution was a bit of a downer.
Predators and Prey . . . still good, but not as consistently likeable for me as the first four volumes. I don't like Harmony. I have never found her as funny as the writers apparently do. The reality teevee show thing feels overdone; I just wish they could have found another way to get the anti-Slay...
So far, my least favorite volume in season 8. It felt rather more disjointed than previous volumes, though there were some good, strong scenes. Harmony's reality show, and how Dawn's story arc was closed. But it didn't really hang together as a smooth whole, the way that previous volumes had. After ...