Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow #2

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Natacha Bustos Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: August 12, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

After the events of Hellmouth, Willow has set out on a world trip to find herself, and maybe some answers about her powers along the way. Now, in the magical-and we mean that literally-town of Abhainn, Willow seems to have found a home. Afterall, they tell her, the outside world is dangerous. Afterall, isn't it easier just to stay in Abhainn?

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Aug 19, 2020

    I loved the feeling the book carried of wanting to find your special place where you can belong. I think at some point in our lives we all look for that, some find it, others never do. I fell in love with the panel where Aelara tells Willow she is safe, and she belongs here and then a few panels later go into such a great look on Willows face with one word on the panelsafe. Obviously this is only the 2nd issue there are ways to go but if only for a minute if a comic can help us dream of a place where each of us is safe, then this issue was worth it regardless of what happens in the series because this issue gave us what we so desperately cravehope. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Aug 13, 2020

    Another excellent issue in Boom!s extended Buffyverse. It's an exciting time to be a Buffy fan, and while it's early days for this Willow mini-series it'll be interesting to see how events here affect the other series, and how it'll all tie in. A well deserved opportunity to spend some time with Willow and learn a little more about her. Buffy fans don't want to miss this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Aug 12, 2020

    After the events of Willow #2, it wasn't hard to believe that it might be easier just to stay in Abhainn. There's a magic to this place which can't be explained, but you can see it in the effect it leaves on the people of this town. I believe we're all just waiting for this to be too good to be true. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Aug 12, 2020

    Willow was drawn to the city of Abhainn and it is filled with mystery. What secrets could this small town in the middle of nowhere holds? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Aug 13, 2020

    While there isn't a lot that happens this issue, it's easy to see between the opening and closing pages that Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow #2 is setting up for something big to happen. Plus, now that Willows has learned of Abhainn's magic, the adventure is only beginning. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Aug 17, 2020

    Despite the creepier underlying elements of the story and the hints toward possible malicious influence, on the whole Willow's tale, seems to be very relaxing and comforting, while not leaving new readers too far in the dust. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Elizabeth Buck Aug 18, 2020

    In the trustworthy hands of storytelling masters, Willow #2 guides us through a fairy-tale world toward our and Willow's sense of belonging. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Sequential Planet - Alexander Cole Aug 13, 2020

    This issue may not be as strong as its predecessor but it's still a great comic. Mariko Tamaki writes the character of Willow perfectly and she creates a really suspenseful, creepy issue here. The story of the issue might not seem particularly exciting and might even be considered a slight let-down after how the first issue ended but Tamaki does a great job using this as a setup issue for future issues and there's some nice little twists throughout the tale. The art and lettering continue to be great, even if this issue isn't as inventive as the first issue in these regards. Willow #2 was a good read and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Aug 12, 2020

    Some readers may be frustrated with how coy the story is about revealing the truth about Aelera and Abhainn. Still, there is a thematic richness and artistic beauty here worth slowing down to appreciate. Read Full Review

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