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Comics for All Ages: Buffy

Non DC or Marvel Superheroes

Some examples of superheroes that are not DC or Marvel are:

-Buffy the Vampire Slayer

-Hellboy

-Chew

-The Tick

-Preacher

-Invincible

-Scott Pilgrim

Buffy

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Omnibus. Volume Two. Ed. Scott Allie. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Comics, Inc., 2007. Print.

Buffy cover

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Omnibus Volume Two continues on with the stories started in volume one to talk more about thecharacters and their lives. This volume begins by introducing Buffy and her various family problems. The separation of her parents prompts evil forces to descend upon the family and tests Buffy’s ability to rise above and fight. Angelus, Giles, Spike, and several other key players all are present within different chapters of this book as Buffy, her sister, and her mother move and adjust to their new life in Sunnydale, California.

Visual and textual style: cinematic, dark, gory, bloody, raw, expository text, cover is sketched while inside looks computer animated, multiple different drawing mediums for the various different sections of the book(ie. outside cover, inside covers, different story lines), characters are drawn to look like characters from the tv show Buffy

Potential readers/appeal factors: fans of the television series Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and Angel, monsters, fantasy, vampire, strong female characters, fighting

Awards

  • Christopher Golden’s series Body of Evidenct was named one of YALSA’s Best Books for Young Readers.
  • Nancy Holden is a four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association.

Other pertinent information

  • This series is based on the television series Buffy: The Vampire Slayer that was created by Joss Whedon.
  • The stories in this collection take place before Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season One and through early Season Three.