Advertisements Since there were threads about earlier issues of the comic, and since Joss has said the comic is S8, I'm hoping this isn't out of place. "The Chain" is classic Whedon, by far the best issue so far in the comic. Its a stand alone, so even if you haven't read the previous issues this one still makes sense. Basically a stream of consciousness monologue of a doomed slayer at the point of death, for me it packed the wallop of "The Body". Highly reccomended.