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Your Comic Questions Answered #3 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer Library Editions, Corner Boxes and Walking Dead Motion Comics

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Welcome to the regular column where I answer your comic book questions. This aims to be a place where no question is stupid and one that hopefully people can find the answers they have been looking for.

In this edition I answer questions about the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Library Editions, the corner of the comic book which has the publisher details and Walking Dead Motion Comics.

If you have a comic question of your own you would like to ask you can get in contact with me via the contact page or if you wish to stay anonymous you can ask via Tumblr.

First off we have Hannah who emailed me to ask…

Q: I really want to start the Buffy comics, and I have read the first volume, but money wise it seems much cheaper to buy the library edition of Season 8 instead of each comic separately. however, I cant figure out if the library edition is the WHOLE of season 8, just part of it, or something else?

The Library Editions are the way to go when it comes to the getting BTVS: Season 8. Over the four Library Editions it collects all 40 issues of Season 8, plus the various one shots. Essentially, each Library Edition is two trade paperbacks collected together, with extra features such as covers and sketch galleries. Many of the one-shots and short stories are placed in a different order to the trade paperbacks, but overall everything is collected.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Library Edition Volume 1 by Jo Chen

For rundown for what each Library Edition collects You can take a look at out Buffy the Vampire Slayer Comics Guide and Reading Order post.

I hope you enjoy the Library Editions as they are a nice production that will look great on any bookshelf.

Jack asks…

Q: What do you call the upper left-hand corner of a comic book cover where the issue number, price and publisher’s logo generally go?

Up until recently I didn’t know it had a name, but then I came across this thread on Reddit. From what I can tell it is officially known as the corner box. It was developed so that comics could stand out among other comics, especially of different publishers, on a busy news stand. As comics overlapped each other on the stand, the corner box was used as a quick indication of what the title was. For instance if you were looking for The Hulk all you would have to do is look for The Hulk corner box among all the comics. The concept was heavily used by Marvel for decades, but has since been phased out.

Marvel Corner Boxes

And finally, Jeff asks…

Q: Will there ever be a Walking Dead motion comic like they did for Watchmen?

There was one 8min motion comic made to promote the TV show back in 2010. This covers the first issue of the comic and incporporates plenty of Tony Moore’s art.

You can watch it here…


As for any more motion comics it is uncertain. Nothing has been announced, but Robert Kirkman is a creator who likes to have his creations in as many formats as possible. So it could be done in the future. I’ve got a feeling if they did do it, it would be done in a way that doesn’t compete with the television series. It would be expensive to make, but with the popularity of the franchise there would be a market for it.

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If you have a question of your own you would like to ask you can get in contact with me via the contact page or if you wish to stay anonymous you can ask via Tumblr.

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