Buffy comic fans rejoice! It looks like the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 comic is getting made into a motion comic. If you are wondering what the hell a motion comic is let me fill you in; motion comics look like traditional comic books but they have voice acting and a musical score. They only have certain elements of the comic page animated: a zoom-in, a pan, someone raising their arms…etc. So it’s pretty much someone filming the pages of the comic while a voice actor reads it to you. And it’s this motion comic deal that is happening with the Buffy comic.
If you don’t know about the Buffy comic itself, it’s a comic written by our beloved Joss Whedon and it picks up where the show left off. Here’s a memory boost: the show ended with Buffy and the Scoobies saving the world again and having Sunnydale turn into a crater as a result. The Buffy comic is about Buffy and her army of Slayers saving the world from new evils.
There isn’t much known on this new comic web series, but what we do know is that casting director Jeff Shuter is looking for voice actors to play the parts of familiar Buffyverse characters like Faith, Kennedy and Robin Wood, as well as a bunch of new characters. Buffy wasn’t on the list of casting calls, but that could mean that they have already cast her.
If you are interested in the Buffy comic check out this blurb on it…
“… written by series creator Whedon, is effectively the new season of the TV series. It plunges right into the show’s dense cosmology and doesn’t bother to explain anything to neophytes. Regulars will love it, however. The Long Way Home establishes the season 8 status quo: demon-killing heroine Buffy Summers is now commanding an army of hundreds of Slayers (and her little sister, Dawn, has been turned into a giant by Whedon’s favorite transformative force, sex). Still, there’s some creepy unfinished business from the TV show to deal with, and the U.S. Army is coming after her, too.”