Willow takes center stage in her own “Buffy” comic

If the Buffy comic just doesn’t have enough Willow for you — as if that were possible — I have news that will make your holidays bright. An entire, 40-page issue devoted to our favorite lesbian Wiccan will be released December 23.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow, which will be written by Joss Whedon and drawn by Karl Moline, is not a compilation of previous Willow stories, but an entirely new story, set before Season 8.

If you have been reading Buffy Season 8 (and you might want to skip this section if you aren’t caught up), you know that Willow was once a student of Saga Vasuki, a mysterious and seductive half-snake demon. In the story arc, “Wolves at the Gate,” we learned about the interconnection between Willow and Saga Vasuki. Then in “Time of Your Life,” Willow invokes Saga Vasuki to rescue Buffy from the future, where an evil Willow threatens her life.

What we don’t know is how Willow got so wrapped up in the snake woman in the first place.

We do know that something powerful happened between the destruction of Sunnydale and Willow’s appearance in Buffy Season 8 because she has some cool new powers like flying and teleporting. Looks like sexy Saga Vasuki may be responsible.

Regardless, I’m excited about the Willow one shot, especially since Joss himself is writing it. I just hope my comic store doesn’t close early for Christmas.

Will Willow be on your Christmas list? Any theories about how the witch and the snake got together?

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