Buffy 30th Birthday Giveaway

According to the character history in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", today -- January 19, 2011 -- is Buffy Anne Summers' 30th birthday. Born on Jan. 19, 1981, Buffy died in 1997 and again in 2001, but has managed to become probably the longest-lived Slayer in the history of the universe.

(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 theslayer@mac.com, 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!


  1. *In Kanye West Voice* "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Is and will forever be the greatest shows of all time!!" :)

  2. Jessica (beryl_rose7@hotmail.com)January 19, 2011 at 10:50 PM

    Woot! Happy Birthday, Buffy! Wish I had a better way to celebrate the big 3-0 (still can't believe it, you look 20!), but I went out and bought issue 40 today the first chance I got.
    Love you, Buff!

    LOL @ David

  3. Happy Birthday Buffy! I can't believe you're a real adult now, it seems like we were in high school just yesterday :)

  4. Happy Birthday Buffy! From a fun, cheesy movie to a series that's influence is still felt on TV, you've really grown up over the years

  5. My e-mail address is blake1@email.com

  6. I just got into Buffy, and I cannot believe it's taken me this long! I watched Buffy's 17th Birthday ep today, so Happy Birthday Buff!
    And Jo Chen's art is just so pretty I want to cry :)
    My email address is bhastings12@hotmail.com


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