Thursday, March 17, 2016

Buffy's High-School Adventures for Young Readers Continues


Sunnydale High School was extraordinarily hard for its students, beyond just the typical trials and tribulations that come with being a high school teenager. No, those students were forced to contend with all manner of monster, demon and evil entity. Dark Horse thinks that all makes for good theater though and return to high school in Buffy: The High School Years - Glutton for Punishment by Kel McDonald and Yishan Li.

Set during season one of the television series and executive produced by Joss Whedon, Glutton for Punishment continues the humor and excitement as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and her friends navigate the tumultuous balance of being both high schoolers and monster fighters. When Buffy and Xander sign up for home ec, assuming it will be an extra-credit cakewalk, they aren’t aware that the teacher is a ravenous tiger demon in disguise. The demon’s unquenchable appetite has him kidnapping his top students and forcing them to cook for him, and when Xander claims some store-bought treats are his own creations, he becomes the demon’s next victim! It’s not enough that Buffy has to keep her grades up, but she also has to rescue her friends and fellow students—and give the tiger demon his just desserts!

Buffy: The High School Years—Glutton for Punishment is in stores October 19, 2016. Full press release below.

Buffy’s High-School Adventures for Young Readers Continue



Home Economics Has Never Been Scarier!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—With anticipation building for Eisner Award–winning author Faith Erin Hicks’s Buffy: The High School Years—Freaks & Geeks, Dark Horse Comics announces the next installment in the young adult series this fall with Kel McDonald and Yishan Li’s Buffy: The High School Years—Glutton for Punishment.

Set during Season 1 of the television series and executive produced by Joss Whedon, Glutton for Punishmentcontinues the humor and excitement as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and her friends navigate the tumultuous balance of being both high schoolers and monster fighters.

“McDonald has a real affection for magical-world building,” says io9 of author Kel McDonald (Misfits of Avalon), who is returning to the Whedonverse to bring more monsters and high-school high jinks into the life of teenage Buffy!

When Buffy and Xander sign up for home ec, assuming it will be an extra-credit cakewalk, they aren’t aware that the teacher is a ravenous tiger demon in disguise. The demon’s unquenchable appetite has him kidnapping his top students and forcing them to cook for him, and when Xander claims some store-bought treats are his own creations, he becomes the demon’s next victim! It’s not enough that Buffy has to keep her grades up, but she also has to rescue her friends and fellow students—and give the tiger demon his just desserts!

Buffy: The High School Years—Glutton for Punishment is in stores October 19, 2016.  Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop or favorite retailer!


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About Kel McDonald and Yishan Li
Kel McDonald has been working in comics for over a decade—most of that time has been spent on her webcomic Sorcery 101. More recently, she has organized the Cautionary Fables and Fairytales anthology series, while contributing to other anthologies like Dark Horse Presents, Smut Peddler, and Sleep of Reason. She is best known for her recent work Misfits of Avalon for Dark Horse Comics and Adventure Time for BOOM!.

Yishan Li is an UK based illustrator who has worked with DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Titan Comics, Random House, Delcourt, and Dargaud.  Her most recent work is Buffy: The High School Years—Freaks & Geeks from Dark Horse Comics.

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