"Harmony Comes to the Nation" is a short story of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight comic book series. Written by Jane Espenson and illustrated by Karl Moline, it was originally published in August 2009 by Dark Horse Comics.
Summary[edit | edit source]
Harmony Kendall appears on an interview hosted by Stephen Colbert. She talks about her reality show Harmony Bites and her idea of cleansing the world of magic. Harmony rationalized her anti-Slayer stance while defending vampires feeding on humans. Finally, she suggested she might be replacing Barbara Walters as a host on the talk show The View, hinting at plans to kill her.
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- Stephen Colbert is the only person on media that appears to not actively go against the Slayer Organization, in contrast to Anderson Cooper (Harmonic Divergence), Larry King (Swell), and Keith Olbermann (Carpe Noctem, Part One).
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Individuals[edit | edit source]
Organizations and titles[edit | edit source]
- Slayer (Only mentioned)
Species[edit | edit source]
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Production[edit | edit source]
- Harmony Comes to the Nation was originally published in MySpace/Dark Horse Presents issue #25.
- This story follows the trend of stories entitled after Harmony: "Disharmony", "Harm's Way", Harmonic Divergence, and "Harmony Bites". This will also continue with In Perfect Harmony and Day Off (or Harmony in My Head).
Collections[edit | edit source]
- MySpace Dark Horse Presents Volume 5
- Season 8 Library Edition, Volume 3
- Omnibus: Season 8, Volume 1
Pop culture references[edit | edit source]
- Harmony is interviewed by Stephen Colbert at his talk show The Colbert Report.
- Colbert compares the end of magic with anti-Tinkerbell clap.
- Harmony mentions talk show The View and its host Barbara Walters.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
|Harmony: "Think about it. We vampires have to drink blood to survive. We're driven to kill. Slayers are not. It's their choice to kill us. You tell me which is the greater evil."|
|Stephen Colbert: "Well, you know I generally oppose people exercising their right to make choices."|