Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2

Writer: Jordie Bellaire Artist: Dan Mora Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: February 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 3
8.4Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

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The reimagining of Joss Whedon's groundbreaking series continues as Drusilla, the self-proclaimed
Mistress and her pet, Spike, make their debut with their sights set on Buffy! Meanwhile, Giles is determined to teach Buffy about her destiny, responsibility, blah blah...can someone tell him to chill? How bad can it get? Welcome back to the Hellmouth!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Kate Sanchez Feb 27, 2019

    Overall,Buffy: The Vampire Slayer #2is the perfect homage to the Slayer of the 90s and the perfect Slayer that we need today. Every character has more depth, has a recognizable but fresh design, and sounds like themselves. I have never read an adaptation execute every piece of the story this well. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Mar 8, 2019

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is off to a tremendous start. It's moving at a mile a minute, picking up all of our old favorites from the TV show and displaying them in a brand new light. This creates a renewed appreciation for all of them. It helps that the artwork is gorgeous and the story and dialogue can go toe-to-toe with some of the best from Joss Whedon. This is required reading for any Buffy fan. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Mar 6, 2019

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2 keep the momentum going by presenting an issue that excels in both quality and quantity. The series has started strong and based on the impression that this second issue gives, the series is going to continue to be exciting, dramatic, and spooky. What more could you possibly want from a Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic book? Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 27, 2019

    Dan Moras art is amazing. The visuals are great and all of the characters looks fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Robert Struble Mar 22, 2019

    By combining familiar elements with all new ones, Bellaire has done a fantastic job at this reboot. Everybody is so lifelike, you can hear the original actors and actresses voices. Only fantastic colors and art could make this book any better. Oh waitits got that too! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Feb 27, 2019

    This installment of the new Buffy saga is a solid second issue. It continues the fresh tone of the first and expands the world appropriately. There are no fireworks just yet, but the issue lays the groundwork for some down the line. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Feb 26, 2019

    Everyone involved with this comic understands Buffy and all that she stands for. This is an outstanding comic; written and drawn beautifully. This is perfect entertainment for old and new fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Feb 26, 2019

    Bellaire, Mora, and Angulo aren't just remixing a classic TV show but breaking it down to its component parts and rebuilding it for a generation who may not have a connection to the original. By the time we get to the powerful final panels of this sophomore issue, Bellaire has shown us that this Buffy the Vampire Slayer redux is not only welcome, but absolutely necessary for modern audiences. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Sophie Buijsen Feb 27, 2019

    Buffy #2 reassures me that this reboot is in good hands. It manages to swirl together some iconic Buffy moments - such as Buffy and Giles in the library - and repurpose them for a modern age. Willow is clearly still Willow, in all the ways she responds to things. But in these comics she is much closer to the wiccan of later seasons of the show, than the insecure quiet teenager of the high school days. Which makes sense given the fact that in 2019 Willow would've had more freedom and opportunity to explore who she is than 1997's Willow. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Feb 27, 2019

    Jordie Bellaire's reimagining of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is simply flawless. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2 offers fans the slightest hint at the dangers that lie ahead, promising plenty more slayage in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 27, 2019

    If you weren't invested in Buffy the Vampire Slayer after the first issue, the second issue brings out more of the potential that this series has to offer. I mean, who would be crazy to still need a reason to pick up a new issue of Buffy? If you're a fan, then you know what you want from this series, and a new experience just sweetens the deal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 4, 2019

    Character development throughout, with several changes to shake up veteran fans, but little action. I enjoyed this, but didn't love this. I need to see some more Slayer action. There's also a lot characters being thrown at the reader right away, with teases of what they are capable of. The visuals are good, with my favorite character still not looking like herself. I want more, but my expectations aren't high. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Jeffrey Bracey Mar 5, 2019

    Old fans will love this book for sure and hopefully it can snag some new ones. 4 out of 5! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Reed Hinckley-Barnes Feb 28, 2019

    "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" #2 continues to be a ton of fun, while starting to show how it will be different from the original series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher Feb 27, 2019

    I'm really loving the new ways these beloved characters are interacting. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Gemma Koreski Feb 27, 2019

    The second issue of Buffy isn't as much of a stunner as the first, but its still a lot of fun! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Feb 28, 2019

    Seeing these characters again with such a comfortable vibe is welcome enough for now, but it does mean we're waiting to see what they'll end up getting up to. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 9, 2019

    With Buffy Summers having Slayer duties, which include working with Giles to research the vamp with a shiny artifact, and avoiding her mother's new boyfriend (demon or demon victim within a few issues?), and Willow spending time with her high school girlfriend, Xander feels noticeably left out of things here. Poor Xander. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Jonathan Mullen Feb 28, 2019

    Ill definitely going to be sticking with it for now, but Im still waiting for that one moment to reach out and grab me like the show frequently did. This is definitely a series with a massive amount of potential, and its going to be interesting to see if it manages to reach it in the issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Feb 27, 2019

    Bellaire is building to something -- Xander's detachment makes it clear that keeping the gang separated is intentional and not an oversight -- but without those core relationships intact, this issue of Buffy feels like its missing something. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    YourGreenMuse Feb 27, 2019

    Still way into this. I don't mind the reinvention of the characters. I actually find it a lot more interesting than I would if it was just a repeat. And I think it may be a chance for some characters to shine in ways they didn't get a chance to in the show. Like Robin Wood. I feel he was a bit of wasted potential in the show, but introducing him here as a possible friend/love interest nice and early may give him a better chance. Also, making Cordelia the nicest person ever was totally unexpected but it works so far. Xander is an odd character. He's gotten a lot of backlash in the years since the show ended as being a bit of a creep, for lack of a better word. I wasn't ever one to turn against the character, but it's a vocal part of the fand more

  • 10
    Raist819 Mar 9, 2019

  • 9.0
    Jason The Dude Feb 28, 2019

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