EXCLUSIVE: 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Comic Parodies 'Twilight: New Moon' Image

Things have been heating up lately in the Buffy-verse thanks to recent events in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight," but it's good to know the creative team responsible for the hit series is still having fun with Buffy, Angel, Spike and the rest of the gang.

Take, for example, the upcoming cover by "Buffy" artist Georges Jeanty for issue #36 of the series, revealed exclusively to Spash Page by Dark Horse Comics:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Look familiar?

Just in case it's not ringing any bells, here's one of the first posters for "Twilight: New Moon," featuring an entirely different breed of vampire than Angel or Spike.

Twilight: New Moon

Brilliant, eh?

Here's all the official info for the issue, which hits shelves September 1:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #36

Season Finale part 1 of 5

Writer: Joss Whedon

Penciller: Georges Jeanty

Inker: Andy Owens

Colorist: Michelle Madsen

The Big Bad finally stands revealed—Angel is Twilight, and it's tearing the Scoobies apart, testing the limits of their friendship.

Seems like a perfect time for Spike to come back.

Joss Whedon writes the final five issues of Buffy Season 8, taking his greatest characters to places only he can take them! Teamed with series artist Georges Jeanty, Joss counts down to the biggest Buffy final ever—and it starts right here!

On sale: September 1, 2010

Price: $2.99

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