This article is about the Buffy comic collection. For the Angel/Buffy novel, see Long Way Home (novel).
Comic Collection
"The Long Way Home"
The Long Way Home
Publication date October 31, 2007
Pages 136
Format Paperback
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight Vol.1
first collection in series
"No Future for You"
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Joss Whedon
Penciller(s) Georges Jeanty
Paul Lee
Editor(s) Scott Allie
Cover artist(s) Jo Chen

"The Long Way Home" is the first volume of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight trade paperback, collecting issues one to five of the comic book series.


Since the destruction of the Hellmouth, the Slayers — newly legion — have gotten organized and are kicking some serious undead butt. But not everything's fun and firearms, as an old enemy reappears and Dawn experiences some serious growing pains. Meanwhile, one of the "Buffy" decoy slayers is going through major pain of her own.[1]



Behind the Scenes


  • Cover gallery.

International Titles

  • Finnish: Pitkä Matka Kotiin (Long Way Home)
  • French: Un Long Retour au Bercail (A Long Return to Home)
  • German: Die Rückkehr der Jägerin (The Return of the Slayer)
  • Italian: La Lunga Strada verso Casa (The Long Way to Home)
  • Spanish: El Largo Camino a Casa (The Long Way Home)
  • Turkish: Evden Uzakta (Away from Home)


  • "The Long Way Home" was the best selling graphic novel in its publishing month, with 8,762 sales in October 2007 at comic specialty stores.[2]
  • The book was again among the 100 best selling graphic novels, in January 2008 with 1,980 sales, in May 2008 with 1,334, and in July 2008 with 1,582. It was then included among the 300 best selling graphic novels in November 2008 with 505, in May 2009 with 436, in March 2010 with 534, in December 2010 with 707, in January 2011 with 580, in June 2011 with 491, in May 2012 with 563, and in June 2012 with 299. Most of these months coincided with other Season Eight trade paperbacks' releases. It was also among the 1000 best selling graphic novels of 2014.[3]


  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 1: The Long Way Home TPB". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved December 15, 2012‎.
  2. "Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--October 2007"ICv2, November 16, 2007. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  3. "ICv2's monthly Top 300 Comics and Top 300 Graphic Novel Index". ICv2. Retrieved December 14, 2017.