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Season Eight Motion Comic is the motion comic series adaptation of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight. The nineteen episodes were weekly released from July 2010 to January 2011. It was produced and directed by Jeff Shuter.

Synopsis[]

Proving once and for all that you can't keep a good Slayer down, Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 Motion Comic picks up where the smash hit TV show left off! Based on the award-winning Dark Horse comic book series, these eye-popping motion comic adventures breathe new life into the Buffyverse for long-time fans and new "watchers" alike.

The Hellmouth may have been destroyed, but the world still needs saving, and Buffy Summers is back at her butt-kicking, demon-slaying best to do the job. She's relocated her base of operations to a castle in Scotland to lead the Scooby Gang, including hundreds of newly activated Slayers scattered around the world to battle the supernatural forces of evil. But in the wake of Sunnydale's destruction, the U.S. government thinks Buffy and her legions of followers have grown too powerful and are now terrorist threats. Meanwhile, a seemingly unstoppable group of Japanese vampires hatch a nefarious plot, while the biggest, baddest Big Bad of them all, Twilight, is on a mission to destroy every Slayer on Earth![1]

Episodes[]

No. Image Title Release date
01 Season Eight Motion Comic issue 1 "The Long Way Home, Part One" July 19, 2010
Proving once and for all that you can't keep a good Slayer down, Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight picks up where the smash hit TV show left off!
02 Season Eight Motion Comic issue 2 "The Long Way Home, Part Two" July 26, 2010
As Giles, Buffy, and Andrew continue to train neophyte slayers in various locations, teamwork gets encouraged, and Lando Calrissian's fashion sense gets slammed.
03 Season Eight Motion Comic issue 3 "The Long Way Home, Part Three" August 2, 2010
With Buffy still under a mystical sleeping spell, Ethan Rayne, a chaos-worshiping wannabe sorcerer, visits her dreamspace and helps her to navigate the bizarre terrain.
04 Season Eight Motion Comic issue 4 "The Long Way Home, Part Four" August 9, 2010
Being held captive, and with her powers being siphoned, Willow is slowly mutilated by the vengeful — and skinless — Warren Mears.
05 Season Eight Motion Comic issue 5 "The Chain" August 16, 2010
One of Buffy's decoy doubles recalls how she was called upon and trained to be a slayer. The heroic young woman's undercover assignment takes her deep underground, where she leads a stand against Yamanh and his demonic horde.
06 Season Eight Motion Comic issue 6 "No Future for You, Part One" August 23, 2010
Faith is approached by Giles with a dangerous assignment — to pose as a British aristocrat in order to assassinate a wealthy, rogue slayer under the tutelage of an Irish warlock.
07 Season Eight Motion Comic issue 7 "No Future for You, Part Two" August 30, 2010
Posing as a viscount's daughter, Faith infiltrates Lady Genevieve's gala and is attacked by Roden's gargoyle security team. Elsewhere, Willow offers to Dawn with her plus-sized problem and is called upon to upgrade the castle's defense system.
08 Season Eight Motion Comic issue 8 "No Future for You, Part Three" September 6, 2010
As Giles tries hopelessly to contact Faith, Lady Genevieve explains her rationale for wanting to assassinate Buffy.
09 Season Eight Motion Comic issue 9 "No Future for You, Part Four" September 13, 2010
As Faith and Genevieve battle to the death, Buffy confronts Giles about Faith's assignment.
10 Season Eight Motion Comic issue 10 "Anywhere but Here" September 20, 2010
After a flight of fantasy, Buffy and Willow enter the demonic lair of Sephrilian, a dangerous realm of unstable reality where the friends' darkest secrets, both past and future, are revealed.
11 Season Eight Motion Comic issue 11 "A Beautiful Sunset" September 27, 2010
While the rest of the girls party, Buffy and Xander discuss the matter of a rogue slayer. Later, Buffy and Satsu discuss affairs of the heart as they take on a nest of vampires.
12 Season Eight Motion Comic issue 12 "Wolves at the Gate, Part One" October 4, 2010
Buffy and Satsu's amorous encounter is rudely interrupted when a gang of shapeshifting Japanese vampires storms the castle and steals Buffy's scythe. Later, Xander seeks the help of an old friend.
13 Season Eight Motion Comic issue 13 "Wolves at the Gate, Part Two" October 11, 2010
Realizing that the Japanese vampires have stolen his secrets, Dracula agrees to help Xander stop them. And, as Buffy's crew prepares to go to war, a Japanese slayer named Aiko tracks the vampires, with disastrous results.
14 Season Eight Motion Comic issue 14 "Wolves at the Gate, Part Three" October 18, 2010
After a gruesome welcome to Tokyo, Buffy and Willow capture one of the Japanese vampires and learn of a sinister plan to revert all slayers into ordinary humans.
15 Season Eight Motion Comic issue 15 "Wolves at the Gate, Part Four" October 25, 2010
After the shocking death of one of their own, Buffy and her team take on Toru's army of vampires. And, while Dawn slugs it out with her own mechanized doppelganger, Dracula and Willow team up to stop Toru and his diabolical spell.
16 Season Eight Motion Comic issue 16 "Time of Your Life, Part One" November 1, 2010
As Buffy and Willow head to New York on a cryptic mission involving Buffy's scythe, Twilight, Warren, and Amy launch a deadly attack on the slayers' castle.
17 Season Eight Motion Comic issue 17 "Time of Your Life, Part Two" November 8, 2010
Having been transported into the future, Buffy joins forces with Melaka Fray, a fellow-slayer whose twin brother, Harth, is a vampire contemplating an evil plan.
18 Season Eight Motion Comic issue 18 "Time of Your Life, Part Three" November 15, 2010
While Willow seeks otherworldly help in bringing Buffy back from the future, Xander and Dawn flee deep into the woods, where they encounter a strange race of tree-like forest souls.
19 Season Eight Motion Comic issue 19 "Time of Your Life, Part Four" November 22, 2010
Xander and Dawn lead an army of wood creatures into battle against Warren and Amy's minions.

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Production[]

Release[]

  • The first motion comic was released on Amazon Video on Demand[2] and iTunes[1] on July 18, 2010, with new motion comics being released every Monday.
  • The Region-1 Blu-ray and DVD of the motion comic series was released on January 4, 2011,[3] including a limited edition packaging by Jo Chen and a collectible reprint of Dark Horse Comics' first issue of the series. The Region-2 DVD was released on October 3, 2011.[4]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8 Motion Comic on iTunes." iTunes. Retrieved on October 1, 2019.
  2. "Watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Motion Comic." Amazon.com. Retrieved on October 1, 2019.
  3. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 Motion Comic (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)." Amazon.com. Retrieved on October 1, 2019.
  4. "Buffy [Import anglais]." Amazon.com. Retrieved on October 1, 2019.
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