Comic Collection
"Time of Your Life"
Publication date May 6, 2009
Pages 136
Format Paperback
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight Vol.4
"Wolves at the Gate"
"Predators and Prey"
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Joss Whedon
Jeph Loeb
Penciller(s) Karl Moline
Eric Wight
Georges Jeanty
Editor(s) Scott Allie
Cover artist(s) Jo Chen

"Time of Your Life" is the fourth volume of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight trade paperbacks, collecting issues sixteen to twenty of the comic book series.


Willow and Buffy head to New York City to unlock the secrets of Buffy's mysterious scythe, when something goes terribly awry. Buffy is propelled into a dystopian future where there's only one SlayerFray, the title character of Joss Whedon's 2001 series, the first comic he ever wrote. Their uneasy alliance falls apart, leading to the death of a major character from the TV series, while back in the twenty-first century, the Scotland base falls prey to a mystical bomb courtesy of the Biggest BadTwilight.[1]


Behind the Scenes


  • Cover gallery.

International Titles

  • French: Autre Temps, Autre Tueuse (Other Time, Other Slayer)
  • German: Jetzt kommt FRAY! (Now Comes FRAY!)
  • Italian: Un Mondo Migliore (A Better World)
  • Spanish: Lo Mejor de Tu Vida (The Best of Your Life)
  • Turkish: Bu Mesajdan Sonra… (After This Message…)


  • "Time of Your Life" was the second best selling graphic novel of its publishing month, with 8,581 sales in May 2009 at comic specialty stores.[2] It was again among the 300 best selling graphic novels in January 2009 with 470 sales,[3] and September 2009 with 537.[4]
  • The book was among Amazon's 10 best selling graphic novels of 2009.[5]
  • It received a Diamond Gem Award in 2009 as “licensed trade paperback/hardcover of the year”.[6]


  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 4: Time of Your Life TPB"Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  2. "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--May 2009". ICv2, June 14, 2009. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  3. "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--May 2009". ICv2, June 14, 2009. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  4. "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--September 2009". ICv2, October 18, 2009. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  5. "Best Graphic Novels of 2009". ICv2, December 15, 2009. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  6. "2008 Diamond Gem Award Winners". Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. Retrieved February 14, 2018.