Monday, June 11, 2012
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: From T.V. to Comics
So for the past few nights, I've been living on Wikipedia, trying to figure out which order to read them and if I'm interested only in some or all. I've decided to start with the continuation of the series with the Season 8 comics but I've also decided that I want to read them all so I'll be going back into earlier seasons and snatching that Spike bind-up.
The truth is, I'm not really sure. I'm not sure if a bunch of words and drawings can take the place of people that feel real to me. I'm used to their mannerisms and what if those can't be captured in the pages of a comic book? I know they did a good job with drawing the characters to look like the actors who portrayed them on screen but what if I can't recognize the character in one panel? Watching it on t.v., I got to see a close up of the character's face when they were talking and got used to their voices. No longer will this be the case. Now I'm going to have to do the acting in my head. I become the actor. And I'm not a good one or I'd be doing that for a living.
Plus, comics are not somewhere I've tread before so I have no idea about the terminology, how to navigate that section and how to even read them. It's like learning how to read all over again and it's scary. I'm just really hoping that all this work of organizing where everything fits in the world, figuring out what all the different companies producing them means and re-working my brain to understand them makes sense.
There is only one way to find out. So I'll dig into this Buffy comic and see if my fears will come true or if I've found something else to love. And then I'll let you all know how I feel about it in a review. Let me grab that stake in get stabbing. Wish me luck!
Have you read the comics or have you been thinking about getting into them? Let me know what you think!