Drew Goddard Is Back for ‘Buffy: Season Eight’
Many of the writers who made the original Buffy: The Vampire Slayer TV series so popular have moved on to other things and been very successful. One such Buffy alum who has done particularly well for himself, especially lately, is Drew Goddard — who, after exiting Buffy, went on to write for Angel, Alias and Lost.
More recently, he transitioned to features, writing the screenplay for J.J. Abrams’ monster movie Cloverfield, as well as its sequel. Even though he’s hard at work on Cloverfield 2, Goddard isn’t forgetting his roots and is, according to Dark Horse Comics Editor Scott Allie, taking on a four-issue arc for the Buffy: Season Eight comic book.
Goddard’s arc for the comic, called Wolves at the Gate, will not, as you might expect from the title, feature the Buffy gang fighting wolves. Instead, Buffy and Co. will travel to Japan to take on an ancient group of vampires bent on world domination with the stakes, according to Allie, "staggeringly high this time."
The first issue of Goddard’s arc goes on sale March 8th.