Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 Ending Jan. 19…And Buffy Turns 30!

January 19th marks a milestone in the life of our favorite Slayer, as Season 8 of Buffy to a close…and she turns the ripe old age of 30! And to honor the event in “Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8” #40, Dark Horse Comics is going to throw several Buffy Birthday Parties across the United States!

Can’t wait to pick up this key comic book in the life of Buffy? Check out this special preview of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer!” Then go on to read the details about the Buffy Birthday Event near you on January 19th!

“Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8” #40 Preview

Press Release:

Careful readers may have noticed that the release date of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #40 has been moved to January 19, 2011. The change in date is no accident. The final issue of the much-talked-about series will hit shelves on the birthday of Buffy Summers. In order to celebrate both the end of Season 8 and the birthday of the beloved character, Dark Horse is proud to announce six Buffy Birthday Parties across the country!

Dark Horse editor Scott Allie had this to say about the event: “It’s been a long, strange ride to the end of Buffy’s eighth season, and when we realized that her thirtieth birthday fell on a Wednesday, the day new comics go on sale, we realized we had to move our release date to coincide. We’re excited to celebrate this landmark occasion and hope we can gather good crowds of Buffy readers and fans together to wish her well as she heads off for Season 9, a little bit older, her head hung low. . . . ”

It’s hard to believe the vampire slayer is another year older, but time and tide wait for no man, woman, or demon. If, while reading this, you notice your local comic shop is not listed as hosting a party, have the shop’s owner contact Dark Horse, and we’ll provide them with activity sheets to host their own event.

The following locations will have games, prizes, giveaways, and more for their Buffy Birthday Party! Details vary by location.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA

4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Oxford Comics Games & More

2855 Piedmont Road NE

(404) 233-8682
http://www.oxfordcomics.com
Special Guest: Georges Jeanty, artist, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8

PORTLAND, OREGON

5:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

Multnomah County Library

Central Library, US Bank Room

801 SW 10th Ave.

(503) 988-5123
http://www.multcolib.org/events/
Special Guests: Scott Allie and Sierra Hahn, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 editors

*Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 comics will be available for sale at the event from Cosmic Monkey Comics.

MISSOULA, MONTANA

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Muse Comics & Games

2100 Stephens Ave., Suite 107

(406) 543-9944
http://www.musecomics.com/
NEW YORK, NEW YORK

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Midtown Comics Downtown

64 Fulton St.

(800) 411-3341 / (212) 302-8192
http://www.midtowncomics.com/
HURST, TEXAS

4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Lone Star Comics #6

931 Melbourne Rd.

(817) 595-4375
http://www.mycomicshop.com/ourstores/hurst
PLANO, TEXAS

5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Lone Star Comics #8

3100 Independence Parkway #318

(972) 985-1593
http://www.mycomicshop.com/ourstores/plano
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #40
Writer: Joss Whedon
Penciller: Georges Jeanty
Inker: Andy Owens
Colorist: Michelle Madsen
Cover Artist: Georges Jeanty
Season Eight has at last brought Buffy the long way home, and betrayal comes in the shape of the closest, most unexpected individual of all. Reeling from their losses, the Scoobies will never be the same again

Series creator Joss Whedon and series artist Georges Jeanty bring you the biggest Buffy finale ever!

Publication Date: January 19, 2011
Format: FC, 40 pages
Price: $2.99

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