Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tea Time #1

Writer: Mirka Andolfo Artist: Siya Oum Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: June 30, 2021 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
7.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Who watches the Watcher?

Best-selling creator, Mirka Andolfo (Mercy, Unnatural) along with artist Siya Oum (Lola), present a story of everyone's favorite Watcher like you've never seen him before!

Rupert Giles has been many things - Sunnydale's foremost occult expert, high school librarian, mentor, and father figure - but Buffy and the Scooby Gang are totally unprepared for... Giles the vampire.

With the Watcher's cunning, experience, and intimate knowledge of the Slayer - will Evil finally prevail?

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Jun 29, 2021

    This is the perfect one shot. An excellent entry point for readers who haven't been reading the main comic series, it has all the hallmarks of the TV series, at points hilarious, then dark, then moving. It would be great to see Mirka Andolfo doing more work in the Buffyverse, with her grasp of the characters it would be a sure fire hit. This will appeal to all Buffy fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jun 30, 2021

    BOOM! Studios have done a great job in bring Buffy and Angel back to the masses. By taking a different tack, they have managed to keep their Buffy-verse interesting, enjoyable and importantly, fun! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Rik Mertens Jun 30, 2021

    Fans of both classic and more recent stories will be able to get into it. The what-if-alternate universe nature of the story provides some absolutely creepy Giles. Plus it will pull on your heart-strings and give you a nostalgia-rush. You couldn't ask for more in a Buffy comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Elizabeth Buck Jul 15, 2021

    What if Giles were a vampire? This special issue takes some time away from the main story for a wacky and surprisingly emotional interlude. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Jun 30, 2021

    If they'd had different artists, or a perhaps a more versatile single artist, craft each, it would have enhanced each character's perspective in a way that fully embraces comics as a visual medium. Perhaps Xander's story would become a full-on superhero tale, and Willow's something more retro horror. Instead, the issue feels like a shadow of what it could have been. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Jun 29, 2021

    It's all a bit too easy and changes the tone of the writing based on each character doesn't work, especially giving Xander two stories drags the issue down. Buy this if you're a Buffy fan and need everything to keep your collection or you like the variant covers otherwise save $8 and buy two or three better comics from Boom! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Psycamorean Jul 10, 2021

    While the main series is really starting to waver, in my opinion, this one-shot is a whole lot of fun. I feel like Mirka Andolfo understands these characters. I can't stress how much fun this issue is. If you fell out on the Boom reboot, at least give this a shot. I don't think you'll be disappointed. I read this back-to-back with the newest issue of the main series, and the difference in writing and tone was... palpable.

  • 10
    c.oliv Jun 30, 2021

  • 6.5
    mikesbr42 Aug 1, 2021

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