Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #15

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #15

Writer: Drew Goddard Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 4, 2008 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
10User Rating

Having traveled from her base in Scotland, Buffy ventures to the heart of Japan in order to reclaim her stolen scythe, in Drew Goddard's conclusion to "Wolves at the Gate". Along the way, Buffy and the legion of Slayers join forces with the irresistible Dracula to defeat a tight-knit group of nefarious vampires, although the Slayers suffer a massive hit.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jun 6, 2008

    "Wolves at the Gate" was fantastic. The story orchestrated a devastating threat against the Slayers, brought in an unexpected guest-star that was even richer than the portrayal on the show, opened new doors for Buffy to explore and moved on the oil of the finest, wittiest dialogue. Furthermore, it lasted four issues and therefore lacked a single iota of padding. Because of Georges Jeanty, Andy Owens and Michelle Madsen, every scene sparked with perfect cinematography. Every issue received five bullets from me, and when you put the chapters together nothing changes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 10, 2008

    This issue moves from the first second, but unlike many last chapters, it manages to satisfy during it's non-stop action. The murder of Renee is a huge shock, but not nearly as much as Dracula's Bad Motha #*$@er moment later in the issue. Willow and Buffy's conversation about "experimenting" is beautiful and funny, and even Xander gets a tough-guy moment within. George Jeanty once again rocks the art, giving us some way cool battle sequences and a mecha-Dawn who looks hysterically like Michelle Trachtenberg. Drew Goddard nails the Buffy-isms, gives Xander steel without negating his humor, and ends the Buffy/Satsu love affair with style and evena bit of dignity. The best part of this issue is the feeling that it's both a pretty damn great comic and a well-done episode of Buffy at the same time. I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars, with the only disappointment coming in the fact that the promising Renee/Xander relationship died when she did... Still, and all, if that's my worst Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Daniel Crown Jun 4, 2008

    Other than that, the issue really fires on all cylinders. The army of slayers' final battle with the sleek Japanese version of the uber-vamp was rewarding even if a bit customary. As I've already said, part of me considers Wolves at the Gate my favorite arc of the Buffy comic yet, which is somewhat confounding considering its fairly overt problems- but ultimately its charm more than makes up for its shortcomings, resulting in a memorable story at the very least. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Dykema Jun 9, 2008

    Overall, Wolves at the Gate had an epic scope which I enjoyed. It felt like a two-part TV episode. Laughs were had, lives were lost, and Buffy experienced something that will forever change her. Thats a lot for a comic adaptation of a show. Normally stories like that are taboo, left for the official canon of the TV show to explore. In this case, its obvious that Joss Whedon is a guiding hand behind the comics. Hes leading his characters down ever-changing new paths, and I hope he continues to make bold moves. Read Full Review

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