Buffy the Vampire Slayer #26

Writer: Jeremy Lambert Artist: Marianna Ignazzi Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: June 2, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
6.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The BIGGEST Buffy story of the century continues!
*  What if you KNEW your life could have been different?
*  Buffy and the Scooby Gang get a glimpse into how different their lives might have been and must confront the choices that lead them to this point, even as they grapple with their understanding of everything changing forever.
*  Meanwhile, Giles discovers ancient forces are at work, pushing the Slayer and her friends further and further down the rabbit hole...but to what end?

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Jun 2, 2021

    It feels like the story is really heating up here, the big bad is about to be revealed, and readers will finally get a good idea of the overall story arc of the series. As long as these reveals aren't dragged out too much longer then this is shaping up to be one of the best story arcs of the comics so far. This issue really captures the TV characters brilliantly, a combination of good writing and great art really does leave this issue feeling like an episode of the TV series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Elizabeth Buck Jun 9, 2021

    The weirdness and danger of the multiverse has leaked into Sunnydale. An ever-changing art style and confounding character secrets reflect how things have become just a bit more off-kilter than usual. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - Rik Mertens Jun 2, 2021

    The mix of characters and the momentum from the last story arc push this issue forward. We learn just enough about what's coming to keep our interest. Any time Ethan Rayne shows up, you know we're in for an interesting adventure. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jun 9, 2021

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer #26 suffers from some unevenness. The jokes don't all land and once again, we are trying to balance too many character arcs. I am not a dummy, nor is anyone reading this book and yet, it always feels like we need a flow chart to keep up with what is going on. Yes, there is a multiverse, but even the original DC universe made more sense. I know we don't know everything yet, and once we do, it will be better. So, to that end, I shall read on. Tally ho! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Jun 2, 2021

    Buffy's narrative may lose its power without a seasonal structure to mark a meaningful passage of time, force it into periodic climaxes, and organically mark the start of a new chapter in its characters' lives. Instead, it's devolving into the worst type of superhero story, an endless string of things happening simply to keep things happening, which is disappointing given how much potential there is in the building blocks of this relaunched timeline. Read Full Review

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