Hard to believe, but Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been off the air since, what--2003? Yeesh. I'm not a total fanatic, but I do still love that show (and Angel, which was always somewhat underrated). Anyway, the reason I'm so excited is that Joss Whedon himself (master of the Buffyverse), has agreed to write the Season 8 that never appeared (after the cast and crew decided to go out on a high note--technically, the show wasn't cancelled as such) as a comic book series. Various artists will illustrate. And thanks to the limitless freedom (budget-wise, anyway) of the graphic format, Whedon has said he feels free to take the storyline in directions that he couldn't afford when the show was on the air.
I've ordered two copies each of the first four issues (you can't preorder more than that yet) from TFAW.com (that's Things from Another World, mail-order comics central). I'll have one copy to read, one to keep. (It only costs 25 cents apiece to bag them in plastic, so what the hell?) I just got my shipping notice for Issue #1, and I CANNOT WAIT!