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Buffy The Lady Killer

Buffy is going down! Don’t worry, not at the hands of a flesh eating vampire, just on another woman. Issue #12 of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic (based on the hugely popular TV show), which hit stands yesterday, fulfilled everyone’s fantasy, especially that of creator Josh Whedon and writer Drew Goddard, who wanted to play with their plot line as much as they wanted Buffy to play with….her sexuality. Strangely enough, despite its popularity with readers, photo bloggers, and the media in general, hot girl-on-girl action is a rare storyline in mainstream comic books. Although sadly, the creators claim, much like the average hook-up, the lesbian love is just a one-time thing. Josh Whedon told The New York Times, “We’re not going to make her gay, nor are we going to take the next 50 issues explaining that she’s not. She’s young and experimenting, and did I mention open-minded? You do have to be careful about the message you’re sending out. It’s a double-edged sword. You have to be responsible, but you also have to be irresponsible or you’re not telling the best stories.” So true! [NY Times]

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