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Old February 14 2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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BUFFY: Season 2 and 3 comics?

hey guys, i really love seasons 2 and 3 of Buffy. the setting of the high school is just so great and all the episodes are worthwhile in their own way. i was just wondering if joss or anyone from his crew ever wrote stories from this era that weren't apart of the tv show? i know there were comics set between season 3 and 4, but i don't know of anything for S2 and S3.
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Old February 15 2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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The Buffy magazine did have a comic strip set in that period. The official Buffy comics pretty much stuck with the pre-Sunnydale era
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Old February 15 2012, 02:42 PM   #3
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Re: BUFFY: Season 2 and 3 comics?

There were a bunch of Dark Horse comics set during the series, many of which (particularly those by Christopher Golden) were well-received, but they weren't written/overseen by Whedon and are non-canonical. (Also there were plenty of non-canonical prose novels by various authors, also including Golden.)
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Old February 15 2012, 04:09 PM   #4
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Re: BUFFY: Season 2 and 3 comics?

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There were a bunch of Dark Horse comics set during the series, many of which (particularly those by Christopher Golden) were well-received, but they weren't written/overseen by Whedon and are non-canonical. (Also there were plenty of non-canonical prose novels by various authors, also including Golden.)
ok, thanks.

do you know where i could look at a list?
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Old February 15 2012, 10:21 PM   #5
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Re: BUFFY: Season 2 and 3 comics?

You can see a list right here.
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Old February 16 2012, 02:57 PM   #6
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You can see a list right here.
great, thanks. i'm reading through the list now. any one in particular you can recommend? seems like the show had so much potential in S2-S3.
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Old February 17 2012, 04:23 AM   #7
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Re: BUFFY: Season 2 and 3 comics?

The only ones that I've read were collected in Ombius Volume 1, all of which I thought were pretty good. "The Origin" is especially fun, as it was intended to more accurately reflect Joss's original movie script than the filmed movie did*. "Slayer, Interrupted" calls back to season 6's "Normal Again," by featuring Buffy in a mental asylum shortly before the move from LA to Sunnydale. "All's Fair" was a fun Spike and Drusilla story at the 1933 World's Fair.

(* Joss has even referred to this one as being "pretty much" canon.)
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Old February 17 2012, 04:34 AM   #8
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The Omnibus books, which collect the whole run of comics chronologically, are pretty much the way to go. If you get Volumes 3 and 4, you'll have all the comics set during Season Three.
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