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Uhhhh - (Buffy Season 8 Thought)
Updating my "Where my RP Xander's world took a left turn from canon" post led me to go, "Wait, what?" I'm not sure the thought hadn't niggled at me before, but apparently I let it slide until I actually had reason to poke myself (not dirty) about cause and effect.

Those of y'all who are current with BtVS Season 8 comics (actually, just up to the end of the first arc), riddle me this.

How the hell did the First Evil appear as Warren to Andrew in Season 7, if, according to Amy in the S8 comics, he didn't die when Willow flayed him?

It may have been discussed in fandom already; I haven't really been hunting down meta on the comics. Or there may have been a reference that explains it in the text itself that I missed.

mpoetess

2008-01-08 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well, Joss is famous for "Continuity is what I say it is this week," anyway, but after all the fannish brouhaha about whether the comics are canon or not and Joss coming out and stating that yes they are (until he decides otherwise next week) I'm even more critical than ever.

Especially because when they're on, they're right on, and when they're off, it's painful. (Faith? Rocks. Xander? Is okay so far except for chrissake get him out of the damn Nick Fury togs. Giles: Dear lord, someone hire a fucking dialogue beta for him.)

timjr

2008-01-08 03:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yeah. My biggest problem with the Buffy comics is that sometimes it feels... more like comics and not like Buffy. Like, everything is grander, on a huge scale, weeeee... and it loses some of the magic.

dragovianknight

2008-01-08 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Xander? Is okay so far except for chrissake get him out of the damn Nick Fury togs.

Someone I know had up a scan of comics!Xander, and I could not for the life of me figure out why they were posting pictures of Nick Fury, hee.

mpoetess

2008-01-08 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's a running gag in the first arc of the series, which I can understand since that arc only spans a couple days, but there's no reason for him to be constantly wearing the outfit. He's not in the field; he doesn't need to wear paramilitary gear, and it's starting to read to me as a shortcut for 'This is Xander now; keep this snapshot in mind because it's not like we're going to give him any character development.'