(Of course, in-universe, Buffy's actual age is probably something slightly different, since the Season 8 comics actually take place around 2004-05, and I'm not sure you can count the three months she was dead in 2001 toward her age, so there's always that. Still, happy 30th Buffy!
I already celebrated Buffy's birthday in my own way by buying the Season 8 finale comic, and I'm getting ready to do a little marathon of episodes (which means, for my regular readers, that my "Better With You" and "Modern Family" reviews for this week will be late). But I wanted to share my Buffy Birthday Bliss with you, my faithful readers -- or my readers who stumbled across this post through a random Google search -- so I've decided to do a "Buffy" giveaway.
I got a whole bunch of extra Buffy related stuff at New England Comic Con last year, and I'm saving some of it for a future endeavor, but for today, Buffy's birthday, I'm going to give away a set of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Season 8 comics. The set includes issues #1-20, giving you (assuming you win) a nice jumping off point for the series. And, as a bonus, Issue #1 -- a second printing, but still the first issue -- is signed by cover artist Jo Chen.
As for the rest of the issues, here's the breakdown:
#1-4, Jo Chen cover
#5-8, Georges Jeanty cover
#9-11, Chen cover
#12-15, Jon Foster cover
#16-20, Chen cover
That gets you through the first four story arcs of "Buffy" Season 8, and you get an autographed collectible to boot! It's Buffy's birthday, but you get the present!
So how do you enter? Well, there are three ways:
- leave a comment on this post (make sure you include your e-mail address, or at least some way to contact you)
- Send a tweet to @adamreisinger, referencing the contest
- e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, referencing the contest
You don't need to say anything specific in the comment/tweet/e-mail, but creativity can't hurt. I'll pick a winner at random at the end of the month, and ship out the comics free of charge to a winner in the United States (if you're international, you can still enter, but you may need to cover shipping charges, since 20 comics get kind of heavy). Good luck, and again, Happy 30th Buffy!