Gene Colan DraculaBoy, someone must have made me overnight, because with this October change in weather it feels like staying in bed in the daylight hours is the only thing that feels good any more. When you are literally drained by whatever work stuff, band stuff, or relationship stuff, you’ve just got to perk yourself up with a True Blood marathon or some classic vampire comic books.

Buffy, Angel, Faith and Spike … So I’ve got kind of a problem.

Buffy and Spike by Phil Noto

This … is just part of my problem - Buffy and Spike by Phil Noto

While my friend was letting me crash on her couch a few years ago (a required growing pain in this town), she let made me watch my first episode of Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Years before directing Marvel’s The Avengers, Joss established a world in Sunnydale, California where vampires, monsters, demons, and ghouls lived in the Hellmouth below Sunnydale High School. The show lasted seven seasons and spun off good guy vampire Angel (David Boreanaz of Bones) into a five-season run.