Dark Horse Posts Drew Goddard’s ‘Buffy’ Story Online
In order to entice readers and get them excited for Drew Goddard’s upcoming four-issue arc on Dark Horse Comics’ Buffy: Season Eight (as previously mentioned here), the publisher has now put another of Goddard’s Buffy stories, "Antique", online for your no-cost reading pleasure. The story, which has been posted in its entirety at the site, is part of the Tales of the Vampires anthology released a few years ago written by various former Buffy: The Vampire Slayer writers including Goddard, Ben Edlund and creator Joss Whedon.
Centered around Whedon’s story about a group of young Slayers in training, the anthology explores the history of vampires and the world of the Slayer, taking place at various points in history including medieval times, the great Depression and today. Goddard’s particular story concerns Buffy’s rematch with the evil Dracula and her attempt to free her pal Xander from the vampire’s hypnotic spell.
Reading "Antique" reminded me why I like Goddard’s writing in the first place. It’s dark, it moves and its funny. Three qualities I look for in a story.
Not that I really need another reason to read Buffy: Season Eight, though.
Goddard’s arc, "Wolves at the Gate", has its first issue drop on March 8th.