Comic Collection
"Last Gleaming"
Publication date June 1, 2011
Pages 168
Format Paperback
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight Vol.8
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine" – "Freefall"
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Joss Whedon
Jane Espenson
Scott Allie
Penciller(s) Georges Jeanty
Karl Moline
Editor(s) Scott Allie
Cover artist(s) Jo Chen

"Last Gleaming" is the eighth and final volume of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight trade paperbacks, collecting issues thirty-six to forty of the comic book series, as well as the one-shot Riley: Commitment Through Distance, Virtue Through Sin.


The season finale is here! At long last, the Big Bad stands revealed — Angel is back, and it’s tearing the Scoobies apart, testing the limits of their friendship. But Twilight’s unmasking is only the beginning, and Buffy must still face the ultimate betrayal.[1]


Behind the Scenes


  • Cover gallery and sketchbook.

International Titles

  • Italian: L'Ultimo Bagliore (The Last Gleaming)
  • German: Der letzte Widerstand (The Last Stand)
  • Italian: La Dernière Lueur (The Last Gleaming)
  • Spanish: El Último Destello (The Last Gleaming)
  • Turkish: Son Parıltı (Last Gleaming)


  • "Last Gleaming" was the second best selling graphic novel of its publishing month, with 6,804 sales in June 2011 at comic specialty stores.[2]

  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 7: Twilight TPB"Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  2. "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--June 2011". ICv2,  August 1, 2011. Retrieved December 12, 2017.