Graphic Novel Review: No Future for You

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Graphic Novel Review: No Future for YouNo Future for You by Brian K. Vaughan, Joss Whedon
Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 #2
Published by Dark Horse Books on May 14, 2008
Genres: Horror, Humor, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 120
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley
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three-stars

When a rogue debutant Slayer begins to use her power for evil, Giles is forced to recruit the rebellious Faith, who isn’t exactly known for her good deeds. Giles offers Faith a clean slate if she can stop this snooty Slayer from wreaking total havoc--that is, if Buffy doesn’t beat her to it.

Georges Jeanty (The American Way) remains at the top of his game as series artist, and Whedon continues as Executive Producer in this direct follow-up to Season Seven of the smash-hit TV series.

* Eisner award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y:The Last Man, Ex Machina) tackles Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight.

* Collecting issue #6-10 of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight series.

Any fan of Buffy, or detractor actually, cannot miss the fact that all of the characters can be quite whiny. Now, while Buffy wasn’t my favorite show, I did enjoy it overall, but, when everyone got all emo, it definitely got less fun. This volume is like one of those series of episodes. There are a couple of funny moments, but mostly it’s complaining and sadness.

Buffy and Faith are doing their usual battle over who’s more alone (a pretty easy win for Faith I should think). Of course, Faith also, when feeling alone, thinks back on the only time she felt loved, which would be when she was working with Mr. Creeper-Face Mayor. She won’t take Robin’s calls, even though he’s all interested, but she desperately wants a friend. Okay, whatever Faith.

Willow’s doing the “I miss my dead ex girlfriend” waltz, disguised as an “I am protecting my current girlfriend by keeping her from my friends” foxtrot. Not buying it, Willow. Dawn, as always, is whining, because she’s still a giant who made imprudent sexual decisions. From what I here, she’s got more coming, although that will be logistically difficult until she gets de-gianted.

This volume wasn’t bad exactly, but it was doing a lot of setup. There are only eight volumes in the season, which will be over really quickly, so it’s just frustrating to read through all the background. Still, I am totally ready for volume 3.

One response to “Graphic Novel Review: No Future for You”

  1. Nori says:

    It gets better! It also took me a while to get used to them all being animated. I am totally fine with it now, but was that weird for you? Also, some of them in comic form just don’t cut it for me.

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