Friday, April 6, 2012

Buffyesque Comics You Should Read - Alabaster: Wolves

Writer: Caitlín R. Kiernan, Artist: Steve Lieber, Cover Artist: Greg Ruth

Happy Friday people! Since you probably love Buffy if you're reading this blog, and hey...who doesn't love a good monster hunter story anyway, check out Alabaster: Wolves. The book is about a "chosen one" of sorts and all the murky darkness that goes along with that. Dark Horse Editor Rachel Edidin says of the series main character:

"If you like Buffy Summers, you’ll probably like Dancy. She’s a girl in her late teens, and she’s got that same gritted-teeth determination. But Dancy’s not pretty, or bubbly. She’s got no superpowers — just a knife and a harsh celestial master. She’s got the start of a sly sense of humor, but no glib Whedonesque quips."

"If you like River Tam from Joss Whedon’s Firefly, you’ll probably like Dancy. She’s a kind of crazy, or she might be, or she’s afraid she might be, and her hair is always in her eyes, and she’s always a step ahead. But Dancy isn’t a supergenius. She doesn’t need a trigger word to fight, and no big brother will ever swoop in to comfort her. Dancy can’t kill you with her brain: that’s why she carries that great big knife."

The first issue debuts next Wedensday. And Dark Horse tells us there will be an Alabaster short story in the Buffy and Serenity Free Comic Book Day comics! Holla!

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