Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #38

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #38

Writer: Scott Allie, Joss Whedon Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 3, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
7.2Critic Rating
10User Rating

While Super Buffy is fighting side by side with Spike in Sunnydale, Angel is on the other side of the world fighting demons of his own. As Twilight he was given a clear mission in regard to Buffy help her reach the next plane, together create a new world, and end all suffering. But Buffy doesn't play by the rules, and this ""higher plane"" and a lifetime of happiness with Angel wasn't gonna cut it not if she had to sacrifice her family to keep it. And now Angel has to answer for his failings as Twilight willingly or not. Back in Sunnydale everyone is fighting for their lives against a horde of demons, and someone close to Buffy joins forces with a villain from the past to strive for a common goal_protect the seed_.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Nov 4, 2010

    I don't remember where Faith is (probably fisticuffs), but Giles and Buffy get a tender reunion moment where they both acknowledge that they've become grownups and peers. Which Buffy has heard before, but she's always been one for extra dollops of affirmation. Jeanty turns in one of his top attempts at character recognition, losing the details as always in widescreen but zooming in for several effective close-ups. I'd actually like to learn more about Angel's (and Buffy's) god-like son, and I'm worried that solving the Hellmouth/Seed riddle might lead to shutting down the Slayer Army again, but this issue is balls out rushing to the finale, and it's a rollercoaster of fun! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Mania - Ben Johnson November 04, 2010 Nov 4, 2010

    In the end, on it’s own this book is worth checking out for Buffy fans, but if you’re looking for something new, pick-up the last few issues and become a Buffy fan today. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 3, 2010

    Georges Jeanty also seems to be weakening under the strain of putting "Last Gleaming" to rest. The quality of draftsmanship is weaker than in previous issues, and the level of detail fluctuates from page to page. "Last Gleaming" is still poised for a great finish if the team can ever push this exposition out of the way. This arc is proving that even Whedon isn't infallible on the series. Hopefully it will offer some lessons that can be applied to the pacing, structure, and presentation of Season 9. Read Full Review

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