My favourite TV show of my teenage years was Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I loved Buffy and her friends. I wanted to be her. I also loved Angel more than any other TV character in the world! I was extremely sad when Buffy ended in 2003 and then Angel ending in 2004.
I knew the comic books were coming out in 2007, but as I have never been a fan of comics I didn’t get any.
Then a couple of weeks ago I was googling and looking at apps for the iPad and found that I could download them – my inner geek jumped for joy!
So in the last 2 weeks I have bought 40 issues of the the comic and read the whole of season 8!
I really enjoyed it. I am the kind of person who imagines what happens to characters after shows end and as I lived Buffy and Angel for 8 years I spent a lot of time imagining.
The comics were able to go in very different directions from the TV show and took the mythical aspects of the world further. Some parts I got and some did go over my head, but I really enjoyed reading and looking at the comics. The iPad made it easy to read and zoom in on the illustrations to see the detail that has gone into creating the world on paper.
I will be getting Season 9 and Angel: After the Fall and Angel and Faith after this, but I need to stagger it to curb my spending. At a £1.49 an issue it got pricey to get Season 8, so I will need to take a break and budget for future splurges.
If you loved the TV show I think you will like the comics. It is really different from a book to read, but in a way more fun as the illustrations are fantastic and show the story in ways I wouldn’t have imagined it. It is also great to be able to take characters further than the TV show allowed. For me it felt like going back in time for a bit each time I read an issue and I loved it.