Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Keeping the Faith, Buffy Fans

This is so five by five: Rogue slayer Faith will be back in the sixth issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 comic book, on sale Sept. 5.

The character will be in the hands of writer Brian K. Vaughan, whom series creator Joss Whedon asked a few years ago to write a direct-to-DVD movie featuring Buffy's onetime nemesis, played by Eliza Dushku.

After that fell through, Whedon asked Vaughan, now a co-producer on TV’s Lost, to bring his idea back to life for a four-issue arc of the Dark Horse Comics series.

“I’ve always felt that Buffy would translate really well to the comic-book medium,” Vaughan told TVGuide.com. His story imagines “that some of the girls around the world who now have slayer powers [following the events of the series finale] aren’t necessarily good. So when it comes to who will slay a slayer, Giles turns to Faith. She’s the person to go for, as she says, ‘dirty deeds, done cheap.’”

Vaughan's arc also will advance the storyline of Twilight, the evil force amassing against Buffy.

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Photo: TVGuide.com.

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