Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow #3

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Natacha Bustos Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: September 9, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

 Willow investigates the town of Abhainn and it's magical residents. As she begins to learn magic from other witches, it only proves how perfect the town is. So perfect that no one seems to want to leave. No one ever wants to leave...

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Sep 25, 2020

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow #3 is an introspective spinoff to the main BOOM! Studios reboot with standout art and writing. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Elizabeth Buck Sep 9, 2020

    Somewhere in the middle of a mysterious commune, Willow begins to uncover the dark underbelly of the town. Willow #3 provides a simultaneously gratifying and teasing midpoint to this limited series. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    GWW - B Ferg Sep 8, 2020

    Natacha Bustos and Eleanora Bruni maintain the familiar character details that flow though this comic as well as Buffy and Angel+Spike. This consistent take on the various characters in the series means when a guest shows up in the issue you know who they are. The appearance of Xander continues to hint Sunnydale isn't far removed from this series. I feel this is one of the main strengths as this series seeks to provide a conclusion for Willows confusions. It will be interesting to see how her journey in Abhainn impacts Willow and what transformations will ultimately occur for Ms. Rosenberg. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Sep 9, 2020

    Overall, another solid issue of Willow. This isn't a story to sleep on if you're looking for something from the Buffyverse right now that is genuinely its own thing. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Sep 11, 2020

    Willow realizes that Abhainn is filled with witches and is determined to figure out the reason why they are here Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Sep 14, 2020

    "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow" #3 carries the subtext and magic to make the setting of Abhainn finally seem interesting. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Sequential Planet - Alexander Cole Sep 23, 2020

    This is a decent issue of Willow but it's kinda mediocre in terms of story and character. Willow starts to realise something is amiss in Abhainn, much like last issue and it does have a somewhat repetitive feel due to that. Tamaki portrays the town and its residents differently and makes them feel a bit creepier through a sudden change in attitude though. By the end of this book you get the feeling that the next issue will kick off some major events but as an individual book this issue falls flat at times. The artwork continues to be solid and the lettering throughout the issue was decent. A good issue but it does feel a bit like filler at times. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Sep 9, 2020

    This issue is a little light on plot development, but the overall story is still intriguing enough to keep readers hooked. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Psycamorean Sep 10, 2020

    This was better than last issue, as some semblance of a plot has finally, truly kicked in. Unless the next two issues play out in some unexpected way, I think this miniseries is definitely lacking a bit of creativity. It's just been incredibly obvious so far, and that can grate on me.

    I liked the bit of psychedelia when Willow tapped into the collective magic of the witch commune. Magic was always an allegory for drugs on the show, and I tend to like that concept.

    The one thing that hinders this comic the most for me is the dialogue. I see a lot of reviews saying that the writer really captures the tone and tics of Willow, but I disagree. It doesn't have that sharpness that Buffy's dialogue always had. It's just sort o more

  • 8.0
    tonpas1989 Sep 10, 2020

  • 7.5
    c.oliv Sep 12, 2020

  • 7.5
    mikesbr42 Jan 3, 2021

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