Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth #1

Writer: Jordie Bellaire, Jeremy Lambert Artist: Eleonora Carlini Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: October 9, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

* Buffy Summers, the Slayer, has one job... keep the forces of hell from coming to Earth through, uh, Hellmouth. Here's the bad news.she might have failed.
* The Mistress Drusilla and her ally, Spike, have found a weapon to open the Hellmouth and unleash unspeakable evil across the town and the world.
* With time running out, Buffy must team up with a new ally that she doesn 't fully trust.the vampire
vigilante known as Angel! Can these two find a way to work together before the Hellmouth opens - or these two decide they might be each other's greatest enemy?
* Fro more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Oct 9, 2019

    Hellmouth #1is utter perfection. As a life-long Buffy fan, as a critic, this issue moved me and brought the depth and stakes needed for a crossover event.Hellomouth #1is a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Oct 7, 2019

    Hellmouth #1 is truly the start of something dark, weird, and wonderful. A perfect way to start off October, this portends a lot of very cool things to come in the rebooted universe and promises to leave its own mark in the pop culture landscape. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 9, 2019

    Carlini has a distinctive style that works for this story and it energy. I love the way the panels seem to move with the action of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Oct 9, 2019

    Hellmouth #1 is a compelling enough continuation of the story thats been ongoing in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series. Its great to see the first official meeting of Buffy and Angel in the rebooted world of these titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Oct 10, 2019

    Hardcore fans of Buffy will love seeing all their favorite characters in a familiar setting with just enough unique story and style beats to be different, but newer readers would be advised to do their homework and read the comics that led up to this event first. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Oct 15, 2019

    Hellmouth #1 kicks the Buffy/Angel crossover event off with a bang! Stellar execution, high stakes, and beloved characters - what more could a fan want?! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 31, 2019

    Hellmouth #1 ends on a cliffhanger. This time around Buffy isn't fast enough to prevent the Hellmouth from opening, and now she and Angel (who she doesn't yet know is a vampire with a soul) have no choice but to follow Drusilla down into Hell (where another character from the show's First Season may be waiting?). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Oct 9, 2019

    Hellmouth #1 sets a hell of a tone, and we're excited to see where it takes Buffy and Angel next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 19, 2019

    A solid start with several changes to the classic television adventures. The meeting that occurs is good, but is hard to see at times due to the coloring. I like the art, though the two leads look nothing like the actors that played them. I'm open to more of this series, but it's not knocking my socks off. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Oct 9, 2019

    It's a whole new world for Buffy and the gang, and we get to see it just as it is about to be destroyed. Should be a barrel of laughs. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Oct 10, 2019

    Hellmouth #1 feels like a classic Buffy season finale, and it's hard to believe that this is only the set-up for things to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 8, 2019

    While it still has its share of imperfections, Hellmouth #1 manages to snag victory from the fangs of defeat, thanks to some beautiful artwork and a likable lead. That said, I wouldn't necessarily describe this as a standalone event, because there is definitely an expectation that readers are already fully aware of what's going on, making this a potentially inaccessible read for newcomers. Given that there's four issues left of this series - not to mention tie-ins in both the Buffy and Angel titles - there's still plenty of time to smooth out any rough edges in execution, and if Bellaire, Lambert and Carlini's opening salvo is anything to judge it by, fans of the Whedonverse are likely in for a hell of a good time. Read Full Review

  • 4.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Oct 7, 2019

    For a comic that has so much promise, it fails to meet expectations. All of the character and personal drama from the two parent titles is almost missing from this first part of a long crossover event. Hope for the future, but not the outstanding start you would expect. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Psycamorean Oct 10, 2019

    I liked this a lot. I'm confused by some of the critical reviews saying that the relationship stuff from the parent titles is absent here, since that's not true... Okay, it's slightly true for Angel, but his supporting cast is in LA, not Sunnydale, so you know... As for the story itself, we finally get Angel and Buffy meeting for the first time, and their dynamic works. It feels right at home with the TV show, honestly. But moreso later in the Buffyverse, when Angel had realized Buffy's kind of annoying but still cared so he mostly just told her to go away. Memories. Anyway, overall, I'm excited to see where this goes. As an event book, it works.

  • 7.0
    mikesbr42 Dec 31, 2020

  • 6.5
    SoosX Oct 11, 2019

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