Boy, there are a lot of polarizing reactions about the upcoming Buffy comic, most stemming from either a) Lingering bitterness over Season 7 b) Buffy's outfit and c) the Immortal spoiler.
For myself, I can't help but be excited I've always been a Buffy fan, the character that is and I've missed her too much and just want to see how my girl is doing in the new world she helped create.
Frankly, I think any preconceptions we have on the upcoming season 8 comic should be checked on the door since we've only seen the first five pages. We're reacting to the beginning of the first few seconds of a larger arc of the story.
I've long since decided that I'm going in with an open mind -- I used to have a kneejerk reaction to everything i.e. Angel leaving Buffy? No! Kate putting the moves on Angel? Hands off, Bitch! Cordelia and Angel? --okay, I still have issues with that-- Connor? WTF?
In all instances I was proven wrong and I end up loving the overall story rather than the individual things that keep happening.
Its best for me if I just wait and see and enjoy what Joss has in store because in the end, I'm just glad my girl Buffy is still alive and kicking and I choose to think that Joss isn't doing it *just* for the money but also because he missed writing about Buffy.
Then again, I've always given Joss slack. I trust him enough for that, after all he's done fantastic work for Astonishing X-Men and Fray, I'm just thankful the Buffyverse is still spinning, still going.