Amen! The comics are too ridiculous for me to fathom so I secretly don’t consider them canon…
i only begrudgingly accept them as canon, and that’s only because joss said so. but i stopped reading when buffy became a robot, sorry if that’s a spoiler.
I stopped taking them seriously when Buffy was jumping out of a helicopter wielding a ray gun.
Yet the robot is when I quit reading too. I think it was at that moment I realized they simply were never going to improve.
I mean, there are a lot of reasons you don’t have to consider them canon. The first being that most critical scholars will say a change in the media creates a divide and different canons. So you have movie canon, show canon, and comics canon. All three are separate. That is just from an academic standpoint.
However, there is also creator word in that Joss said that if he got offered a Buffy movie deal, he would throw the comics out the window. So clearly the “canon” of the comics is temporary to him so why should it be different for fans? Comics are canon only when it’s convenient to Joss.
But the biggest for me is that the comics are terrible and I don’t want them tainting the BTVS universe. XD