Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $1.59
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow and Tara Paperback – May 6, 2003


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$115.21 $31.25
Comic
"Please retry"
$2.98

Best Books of the Year
See the Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Adult/High School-Two rousing and well-told tales of girl power featuring Willow and Tara, the Buffy universe's most well-adjusted couple. In "Wanna Blessed Be," a novice member of the local Wiccan group gets "a little too enthusiastic in a sorcerer's apprentice kinda way." In the longer story, "Wilderness," Buffy's younger sister, Dawn, joins Willow and Tara at the center of a complex and cosmic conflict between humans and the forces of nature when they stumble upon a local controversy over the logging of old-growth redwoods. Because the stories are drawn by different artists, they differ in visual style, but both move forward smoothly, with the colorful illustrations intensifying high points and deepening narrative texture. The friends' humorous banter and social interactions are shown in a more cartoonlike style, but when danger and creepiness emerge from beneath the appearance of normality, the havoc is effectively conveyed in explosive, dialogue-free sequences. Stylish inking also augments the dialogue of characters and magical creatures. Willow and Tara's "magic of two" is portrayed with subtlety, especially when they are traveling with Dawn, but their relationship is clearly affectionate and pleasurable. Wiccan values, and the many sides of the environmental controversy, are treated with respect. This fine melding of story and art should interest readers both within and beyond Buffy fandom.
Christine C. Menefee, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Amber Benson plays Tara in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series. Christopher Golden is a prolific horror author, a regular contributor to the monthly Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic book and writer of several best-selling Buffy/Angel novels. Terry Moore is the award-winning writer & artist of Strangers in Paradise. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

"Miramont's Ghost" by Elizabeth Hall
This hauntingly atmospheric tale is inspired by historical research into the real-life Miramont Castle in Manitou Springs, CO. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Books (May 6, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569719055
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569719053
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.2 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #679,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Important Information

Ingredients
Example Ingredients

Directions
Example Directions

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
60%
4 star
40%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By JB on October 17, 2003
Format: Paperback
This collection contains three stories , "WannaBlessedBe", "Wilderness" and "Demonology Menagerie".
The first one, "WannaBlessedBe" is five by five! This story is written by two of my favorite people, Chris Golden & Amber Benson. I loved the way they handled Willow & Tara's relationship, very subtle, very BtVS 4th/ fifth season.(This story takes place in the fifth season.) What I also loved about this story was the way it was drawn (done by Terry Moore, Strangers in Paradise genius).Beautifully done.5/5
Oh, and check out Tara reading "Strangers in Paradise"!
The second story, "Wilderness" was awesome! It takes place in the sixth season. I love this action-packed story of Willow, Tara and Dawn taking a fieldtrip. Also written by Amber Benson and Chris Golden. The graphics aren't as beautifully done as in the previous story, but it totally suits the story. 5/5
The third instalment is a short story written by Andi Watson. It's a cute story that takes place in the fifth season. 3.5/5
I recommend this collection to any Buffy fan or comics fan, especially if you're a fan of Willow and Tara.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By JB on October 17, 2003
Format: Paperback
This collection contains three stories , "WannaBlessedBe", "Wilderness" and "Demonology Menagerie".
The first one, "WannaBlessedBe" is five by five! This story is written by two of my favorite people, Chris Golden & Amber Benson. I loved the way they handled Willow & Tara's relationship, very subtle, very BtVS 4th/ fifth season.(This story takes place in the fifth season.) What I also loved about this story was the way it was drawn (done by Terry Moore, Strangers in Paradise genius).Beautifully done.5/5
Oh, and check out Tara reading "Strangers in Paradise"!
The second story, "Wilderness" was awesome! It takes place in the sixth season. I love this action-packed story of Willow, Tara and Dawn taking a fieldtrip. Also written by Amber Benson and Chris Golden. The graphics aren't as beautifully done as in the previous story, but it totally suits the story. 5/5
The third instalment is a short story written by Andi Watson. It's a cute story that takes place in the fifth season. 3.5/5
I recommend this collection to any Buffy fan or comics fan, especially if you're a fan of Willow and Tara.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Willow Rosenberg-Maclay on March 7, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This comic is fantastic. it's adorable and really embodies the willow & tara relationship. it comes in a nice thick paperback-ish format which was not what i expected as I thought it would be more of a thin, regular comic book sized book. the fact that amber benson co-wrote the story makes it that much more authentic. the product arrived in mint condition, with a plastic cover, no bend marks or any indication that it had ever been opened before.
this is a must have item for any willow&tara fan.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By J. Binkerd on July 6, 2014
Format: Paperback
Play With Fire is a collection of shorter stories from all over the place–special issues, one-shots, annuals, even TV Guide. As such, its somewhat inconsistent, and I’ve chosen to handle each story as a separate mini-review within this post. A couple of these overlap with the later collection Food Chain for some incomprehensible reason. None of these are officially canon, since Whedon didn’t have any direct involvement, but they don’t contradict the official canon unless otherwise noted. I’ll make note of where they fall in the timeline, as well as where you can find them aside from this collection.

Stinger (Buffy The Vampire Slayer/Wizard #1/2)
Written by Christopher Golden
Art by Hector Gomez.
Rating: ****
Synopsis: Xander is forced to fight a local bully, but both are surprised by a nasty scorpionesque demon that feeds on those who enjoy inflicting fear and pain.
Review: Well-written, but with mediocre art. The characters sound like themselves, and I enjoyed the story, but the art kinda bugs me. Hector Gomez also did the art for The Dust Waltz, and I wasn’t a fan there either. Xander’s look is a little bit too “square-jawed handsome hero” for my taste–the draw of the character is that he doesn’t look like that, but is a hero when the chips are down nevertheless.
Continuity: Since Cordelia and Xander are dating but Faith is nowhere to be seen, this happens between the second and third episodes of the third season of Buffy.
Where to find it: This story is one of the harder ones to find. To my knowledge, it was only reprinted in this collection, Food Chain, and Buffy Omnibus Vol. IV.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I love having Willow and Tara venturing off in a comic together!

Wannablessedbe:
was true to the characters as seen on tv. The artwork as well as the personality seemed to fit Willow and Tara perfectly.

The Wilderness:
Willow would NEVER dress in a half shirt!!!! The artist clearly has never seen the show or didn't care enough to honor that. The only time we saw Willow's tummy was during the halloween episode when she was going to dress hot but then chose to put a sheet on and be a ghost instead. (and of course the one where the gnarl demon tried to eat her but not the same)

I didn't understand the whole concept of the villain, something-jack at all. The comic would have been better if the art work had been true to the series.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?