As many of you may know the Josss Whedon’s beloved TV show Buffy The Vampire Slayer had a long and successful run of 7 aired seasons. Dying twice, and saving the world from all kinds of evil Joss didn’t want it to end there. But buffy on screen had ran its course. Therfore Joss decided to continue the ‘scoobie gangs’ journey through the medium of comic books. For those of you who didn’t know this check them out, they’re different from the show, as there is no limit of budget etc, but they’re still the unique characters we love.
In season 8 we seen the evil ‘big bad’ Twilight, come to town and hunt the slayers down. Buffy, finding out Angel was Twilight, destroyed the seed of magic (the magic of our world), leaving a devasted Willow. Buffy’s rash action was due to the death of Giles, her mentor and father figure at the hands of Twilight- Angel, her true love.
Season 9 showed us the zompire race, a mix between vampires and zombies, and how the world was dealing with the seed of magic being no more. More to the point this showed us how Willow wasn’t dealing. Willow began a quest to restore magic whilst Dawn, the key, was slowly disappearing. This lead to a great battle in the Deeper Well (Illyria’s resting place), with Illyria ‘the old one’ her self on Buffys side and ultimately dying there. Magic had been restored. But the book of the ‘VAMPYR” first seen in the first episode of Buffy ‘Welcome to the Hellmouth’ was blank… And newly turned vampires from this point were not bound by the normal limits…
So here in season 10, we see the effects of this change in the effects of magic on vampires (they are immune to sunlight, and can turn into bats). Xander is seeing ghosts- a ghost to be exact. His deceased, ex-fiance Anya! And Giles, in the form of a child, is back! And Faith is back! What does this all mean? Anyone fathom a guess as to how this season is going to pan out? Feel free to comment below.