ANGEL and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER maintain the #1 and #2,respective, slots on my list of favorite television shows (ANGEL take first by a margin so narrow it is practically imperceptible...#3 is THE WEST WING if anyone cares).
That being said, it should come as no surprise that I love the comic continuations of these characters.
While not earths-shattering, I enjoyed the hell out of Season 11 #1. Having Christos Gage back as writer promises great things to come...for, while, the earlier comic seasons have been fun, they suffered from, sometimes drastically, uneven storytelling. Gage's runs (first during Season 9, with ANGEL & FAITH - my favorite run on either book so far - then with BtVS Season 10) have proven to be solid, true to the characters...and so damn fun.
Since this hasn't been so much a review of the issue as much as a love-letter to these comics I'll tale a moment to say:
Great issue...while it served, mostly, to reestablish the status quo, it put enough out there to keep me intrigued. It's just too bad that everyone is so happy...because, as history has shown time and time and time again: in Buffy's world, happiness doesn't last...and when you're up, there's nowhere to go but down.