Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #1

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #1

Writer: Joss Whedon Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 14, 2007 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Since the destruction of the Hellmouth, the Slayersnewly legionhave gotten organized and are kicking some serious undead butt. But not everything's fun and firearms, as an old enemy reappears and Dawn experiences some serious growing painsĀ¦ _Buffy_ creator Joss Whedon brings Buffy back to Dark Horse in this direct follow-up to Season 7 of the smash-hit TV series.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Mar 17, 2007

    "Muppety Odin"--Odin as a Muppet, surely that one was obvious. Ah, but is it more than that? A puppet god perhaps? The idea of a god being useless as a puppet? An allusion to Angel turning into a puppet in his television series? Nah. Odin as a Muppet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew McLean Mar 15, 2007

    Whedon wanted to have fun with this, and I hope he has. Because hes going to make a great deal of Buffy fans happy with this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 25, 2007

    While I was able to follow the larger plotline, I was struck over and over by the same thought: "I'm missing something here." When the returning Buffy villains are revealed, I failed to pick up on the significance. Buffy and Dawn's strained relationship may humanize the unusual characters, but I had no idea from what the rift between them stemmed. Willow's reference to a dead lover was lost on me as well. And the pattern kept repeating. I don't mind being out of the loop for a few moments, but I kept waiting for Whedon to include some exposition in his script. There just wasn't enough there. I can understand why he'd want to avoid interrupting the flow of the plot and dialogue, but the absence of information is glaring. To be fair, I am not representative of the targeted Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight reader. This is designed with the faithful in mind, not me and my review should be considered in that context. Nevertheless, I think Whedon missed an opportunity to win over new Bu Read Full Review

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