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The Occultist (Excerpt)

, || When a mysterious book of powerful spells binds itself to him, the fact that Rob's life has been falling apart doesn't seem like such a big deal. What do his girlfriend leaving him or his mountain of debt matter when mystics and demons are overrunning the town in search of the book—and him? To survive, Rob must learn to control the book's unpredictable magic, while his life slips even further out of control.

Buffy: The Vampire Slayer #40

In case you haven’t yet caught it, Dark Horse Comics has released a four-page preview of the final issue of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer season 8! (Definitely spoiler-intensive, do not read it unless you’re caught up. Dark Horse has even more spoilery panels posted here.)

The final issue, #40, has been pushed back to January 19th, which also happens to be Buffy’s birthday! The vampire slayer turns 30* in 2011, hence the move to the 19th.

*Fun Fact! We have a Tor.com staffer also turning that age just a couple days before Buffy, but they’ve only dispatched one vampire that we know of, and when we say “vampire” we mostly mean “plate of cookies left over from the Towers of Midnight release.”

Say goodbye to season 8 as Buffy says goodbye to her twenties (And a few other things, but again, spoilers.) at a select number of Buffy Birthday Parties across the United States! Locations below.

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The Occultist (Excerpt)

New comics on a Monday! The good folks at Dark Horse Comics have sent over an exclusive preview of their upcoming one-shot The Occultist by Hack/Slash writer Tim Seeley with art by Victor Drujiniu and Andrew Dalhouse. From Dark Horse’s site:

“When a mysterious book of powerful spells binds itself to him, the fact that Rob’s life has been falling apart doesn’t seem like such a big deal. What do his girlfriend leaving him or his mountain of debt matter when mystics and demons are overrunning the town in search of the book—and him? To survive, Rob must learn to control the book’s unpredictable magic, while his life slips even further out of control.

The comic comes out on December 15. Click through to read a six-page preview!

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