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Writer: Joss Whedon, Scott Allie
Artist: Georges Jeanty
Inker: Andy Ownes
Colorist: Michelle Madsen
Cover Artist: Georges Jeanty

Size: 40 pages
Price: 2.99


A few years ago I heard one of my favourite TV’s series was being given an in continuity comic written by the series orginal writers. Two of my favourite things coming together. There was no need to be skepitcal, Joss Whedon, George Jeanty and Jo Chen on covers! The first five issues were everything I wanted from this series. Whedon left to be replaced by Brain K Vaughn, a personal favourite of mine. I joked at the time it was all down hill from there.

This is no joking matter.

Buffy’s had it’s ups and downs, but after Brad Metlzer’s arc I really thought we could at least end Season 8 on a high, but after seven seasons and 39 issues I have no idea what is going on. There are some major status quo shack ups in this issue, but I can’t care about them because I don’t understand why they happened. The creators are so involved in their ideas they haven’t as of yet explained them to the audience. I don’t understand any of these characters motivations and these are characters I’ve followed for over ten years.

Maybe next month’s coda will provide the explanation I’m looking for, but I really get the impression everyone involved has better things to be doing. Whedon’s story is rushed, Jeanty’s art has lost a lot of its beautiful detail and even Chen’s covers aren’t as ironic as they once were.

Any other book as inconistant as this I’d have dropped by now.


I reserve the right to contridict myself next month, when the final issue makes me sad.

Story: 2 - Average
Art: 2 - Average


  1. ironic, meant to say iconic – *sigh*

  2. I totally agree with this book’s inconsistency; that said, I really enjoyed this issue compared to last month’s. It made more sense this time, and it makes me kinda interested in reading Season 9 when it comes along…just not in issues.

  3. I don’t get Angel’s motivations at all. It totally doesn’t jive with where the tv show’s character was. This is just one confusing mess also. I couldn’t tell what was going on for most of the book and still no answers with only one issue yet.

  4. @s1lentslayer  I don’t understand his motivation as a whole, but in this issue, I was under the impression the Twilight Dog-Thing was controlling him and forcing him to do it.

  5. I think the Twilight Dog is controlling him. Why Angel every thought being Twlight in the first place is a bit confusing to me.


    If all magic has been removed from the world (which is what I assume happened) isn’t season 9 going to be uneventful?
    There as a line in FRAY about a Slayer in the early part of the 21st century riding Magic from the world…is that what just happened. More Fray comics I’d be happy with.

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