Joss Whedon's Fray #7

Writer: Joss Whedon Artist: Karl Moline, Dave Stewart Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Apr 26, 2003

    It's interesting to compare and contrast Fray with and against Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Mr. Whedon could have simply ripped himself off. He could have simply cut and pasted Buffy into a post-apocalyptic world and repopulate for instance with a Xander-type and a Willow-type. Xander and Willow are not types. They suit a role, but their characters extend beyond their roles. To be true to his work, he had to create new characters, and he cannot emphasize the subtlety of difference. He gives Fray a sister but does not copy the sisterly relationship of Buffy and Dawn. He gives Fray not a watcher but a noble demon. She has a bond to a vampire, but it is unlike that of Buffy's relationship with Angel or Spike. This diversity makes sense because Mr. Whedon understands that characters cannot be fitted into a story without changing it. He also proves that you can create new characters to form an intriguing, entertaining story. The collective creative well has yet to run dry, and the c Read Full Review

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