Template:BuffySeasonEight "Last Gleaming" is the eighth and final story arc that spreads from the thirty-sixth to the fortieth issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight series of comic books, a continuation from the television series of the same name.
Last Gleaming, Part 1(Issue #36)
The Big Bad finally stands revealed—Angel is Twilight, and it's tearing the Scoobies apart, testing the limits of their friendship.
Seems like a perfect time for Spike to come back.
Joss Whedon writes the final five issues of Buffy Season 8, taking his greatest characters to places only he can take them! Teamed with series artist Georges Jeanty, Joss counts down to the biggest Buffy final ever—and it starts right here!
Last Gleaming, Part 2 (Issue #37)
Last Gleaming, Part 3 (Issue #38)
Last Gleaming, Part 4(Issue #39)
Last Gleaming, Part 5 (Issue #40)
- See also: canon
This series has been described as 'canon' by both Whedon and various commentators. As the creator of Buffy, Joss Whedon's association with Buffyverse story is often linked to how canonical the various stories are. Since Whedon is writing this story, it will be seen as a continuation of the official continuity established by Buffy and Angel.
This may mean it contradicts information given in the previously released Expanded Universe Queen of the Slayers, and Dark Congress, which are described as being set in an unofficial "parallel continuity".
Intended to be set a year and a half after Buffy's seventh season and thus after Angel's fifth and also after Angel: After the Fall. More specifically this arc occurs after the Buffy Season Eight story arc, Twilight.
- Part 1's variant cover is a parody of the DVD cover for Twilight: New Moon, matching its background and character positioning. This may hint that the Season Finale arc will delve into the long-standing romantic entanglements between Buffy and the two vampires.