Joss Whedon’s Fray
As a long time fan of the Buffy and Angel series I waited a hell of a long time to get my hands on this.
Joss Whedon is a creative God, he’s worked on numerous industry bests -Toystory just to mention one- and pretty much rocks out in any medium of story telling.
With ’Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ well and truly over, Buffy lovers worldwide have scrambled for any supplementing material available. Fray is a beautifully crafted graphic novel introducing readers to a distant future, where vampires are called lurks, watchers are considered lunatics and the slayer, well the slayer is an outlaw.
I didn’t think it would be possible to get me to connect with another Slayer who wasn’t Buffy or Faith. Fray -however- demands not only my continuing adoration but absolute fascination. The graphics and illustration is so seamless the story unfolds with an uncanny cinematic flair.
There are loads of twists and turns in the plot, and need I even mention the shower scene. Read it and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. In fact it is my opinion that this would make a kickass movie.
You don’t have to be a slayer fan, or need to know any backstories to appreciate this. The subversion of the Buffy world into this cyberpunkish mash of futuristic rules and regulations is only remotely based on the original concept. Any frequent graphic novel reader will appreciate the quality of this dynamic adventure.
Fray scores a kickass 8/10 for pure genius - fuck you of course I’m biased.