Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3

Writer: Jordie Bellaire Artist: Dan Mora Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: March 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 5
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8.6User Rating

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Buffy and the Scooby Gang (the name was Xander's idea, he's workshopping it, it probably won't stick) delve deeper into the heart of Sunnydale's underbelly-and make a shocking discovery about the true nature of the Hellmouth. Meanwhile, Drusilla-AKA THE MISTRESS-sets her sights on Cordelia, as Cordy and Spike find accidental common ground.

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Mar 30, 2019

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been getting better and better with each issue. The creative team is firing on all cylinders, delivering some fantastic work across the board. Even if you're only a casual fan of Buffy, you'll find a lot to enjoy about this series. Longtime fans will love this reimagining of the story and all the new elements that have been added in. It's poised to become something big. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 13, 2019

    Dan Mora's art is amazing. All of the pages are filled with beautiful details and the action is great. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Kate Sanchez Mar 13, 2019

    Overall, this series has the burden of needing to maintain the characters from 20-years ago while also updating a franchise steeped in the 1990s to 2018. It's no small feat, especially with hardcore Buffy fans picking up issues. That being said, the series is a success in honoring the source material when it needs to and deviating to tell a new story that has me excited for new plot points and ideas. Although this isn't the first Buffy comic series, it has the unique position of not continuing but rebooting, which is a massive weight to carry. But damn, is it carrying it without breaking a sweat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Robert Struble Mar 26, 2019

    Are you a fan of Buffy? Or just of supernatural in general? Maybe of witty teenagers? Jordie Bellaire has nailed it perfectly helped with amazing art from Mora and Angulo. This is such a great series. Its not too late to start from scratch! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Mar 11, 2019

    Bellaire and Mora are breathing life back in to Buffy The Vampire Slayer. This is a superbly crafted comic that proves a modern retelling can be as good, if not better, than the original. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Mar 14, 2019

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3 continues to set the stage for a larger battle. Though this issue was packed with action, it only moved the plot marginally forward in terms of story development. Jordie Bellaire hints at impending doom but leaves the details fuzzy. Either way, I'm here for the long haul and already looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Alex Clark-McGlenn Mar 13, 2019

    A solid issue with some pleasant surprises. I can't wait for more insights into how society has changed how these characters deal with the real-life issues they encounter. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Mar 15, 2019

    Excellent writing, animated artwork, and mood-changing colors work together to create another winner in Boom Studios's "Buffy" re-Vamp. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Mar 13, 2019

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3 set the bar for supernatural encounters in this series. A great balance of being endearing and action-packed, just how you like this series. Once again I can't recommend this enough as a series that doesn't fail to hit the mark in giving you everything from the early days and so much more. Anyone who says a story can't have more depth in comic form hasn't picked up an issue of Buffy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Mar 11, 2019

    The first two issues of Buffy the Vampire Slayer were fun rides. While this issue feels like a lot of wheel-spinning and table-setting, it does end with a promising cliffhanger. Hopefully, the next chapter will be a return to form. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher Mar 13, 2019

    I really love this re-telling with all my favorite characters. In a way I actually like their interactions more in the comic. Because Jordie Bellaire is doing one hell of a job in the story-telling and character development department here. Writing is fast-paced, funny, and really an homage to Joss Whedon's original tale. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 18, 2019

    This issue features attractive art, some important character moments and a little foreshadowing, with enough reminders that it's not your mother's Buffy to keep it fresh and not get annoying. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 25, 2019

    The issue also offers the first meeting between Buffy and Spike and some foreshadowing about plans Drusilla has for Sunnydale and the Slayer's friends. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 16, 2019

    I'm liking the artwork, but am not feeling the joy from much else. The story seems to be rushing characters into familiar niches and the colors and letters aren't strong enough. I'm a huge Buffy fan and will see this introductory arc through to the end, but this rebooting from BOOM! could be my only foray following this new Slayer. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GWW - Dusty Good Mar 13, 2019

    That's why I'm thinking that this comic is for the diehard Buffy fans who will buy anything with the characters in it and younger readers who want to start their journey into the mythology of the show and the books. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Mar 13, 2019

    Whereas the previous issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer felt like it was moving too slowly, this issue goes hard in the other direction. There's so much going on that it feels like two or three different stories crashed into other. Read Full Review

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