Buffy the Vampire Slayer #14

Writer: Jordie Bellaire Artist: David Lopez Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: May 20, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
8.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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Kendra The Vampire Slayer-and the all-new Scooby gang-must defend Sunnydale from the aftershocks of the Hellmouth and a new threat that feels very familiar! But can they fill the void left behind by Buffy? And will this issue answer the question of what, exactly, happened to Buffy?

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald May 19, 2020

    A really strong issue, by taking the time out to develop our characters and their new status quo it makes for a fantastic issue. Minor tweaks to the formula and an incredible new art team take a good series and elevate it to a fantastic series. There is a real potential to surpass the TV series here. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett May 20, 2020

    The issue makes two minor missteps towards the end"an awkward inset mars a beautiful splash page, and the final tease is too vague to be tantalizing"but this issue everything Buffy fans crave. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer May 26, 2020

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer #14 is a quiet, character-driven issue that lets everyone settle into the new status quo. With gorgeous art, this issue is a great jumping-on - or jumpingback on - point for new and lapsed reader alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze May 20, 2020

    There was no lie, this issue answers the question of what happened to Buffy. I walked away satisfied with the state she finds herself in, among other changes which have come with a post-Hellmouth world. Overall, Buffy the Vampire Slayer #14 did well to set the tone for everything to follow. Things are going to be different now, and this also creates a lot of room for this creative team to play around with the new possibilities. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    GWW - B Ferg May 19, 2020

    The only shortcoming in this issue would have been it lacked any actual slaying action. I briefly believed this was a fake Joyce picking up Buffy from school, the only real tension this issue. Buffy's dream and the reveal on the final page are welcome hints to what is about to come. Between these and the hilarious note from Anyanka to start the issue, I agree with Jenny that things aren't right…I'm just okay with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley May 21, 2020

    Though a quieter issue overall, it builds to both a big emotional crescendo and an intriguing final page that'll surely complicate Buffy's life more. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 27, 2020

    There's some storyline housekeeping to do in these pages, with a surprising kiss and a new Scooby Gang to build, making for the proverbial palette cleanser issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    King-Maker Psycamorean May 21, 2020

    I feel like this issue is good overall, but it's constantly playing tug of war with my feelings towards it. Like, for instance, Willow and Xander are gone. On the one hand, I really like Willow and Xander, so I wish they were still in the book. But on the other hand, I mean, this just further differentiates this comic from the show, which is something that I ultimately want. And there's this whole multiverse element that I'm weary about. Not enough has happened to make me definitely decide I don't like it, but the idea itself is something I'm put off by. This series seems like it has no real direction right now, but it clearly does at the same time? It's just a weird book.

  • 8.0
    mikesbr42 Jan 2, 2021

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