Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth #3

Writer: Jordie Bellaire, Jeremy Lambert Artist: Eleonora Carlini Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: December 11, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
7.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Angel and Buffy are on a mission to find the Mistress and close the Hellmouth - but will they turn on one another first? And is Drusilla the true evil behind the Hellmouth, or if there is another, even more powerful, that they should be worried about? Spoiler: there is.

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Dec 11, 2019

    The Hellmouth event has been great, this is a fantastic example of comic book events done properly. Writing is spot on, the art is great to the point I’ve found myself stop reading to admire it. The conclusion to this issue is one of the best cliffhangers I've read and I can actually hear Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz's voices in my head in the last few panels. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Dec 13, 2019

    I am in love with everything about this event. From the way that Bellaire and Lambert have built our Angel and Buffy's fledgling relationship, to the choice to leave the rest of the characters in the solo-titles while we focus on the main two in this event. There is an understanding of the Buffyverse that is extremely noticeable but never repetitive. As a life-long Buffy-verse fan I can't predict where this event is going to end, who is going to end it, or even if I'll get to see Angel and Buffy romantically linked, but with Hellmouth #3I'm excited to keep reading to find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Dec 11, 2019

    Just when you think you knew where all of this was leading to, the events of Hellmouth #3 shakes up your expectations. Not a bad thing either when this is a story where you should want to expect the unexpected. I think we've all come to a point now as fans of Buffy The Vampire Slayer where we know that there will always be something more to worry about than a vampire. Read Full Review

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

    The Hellmouth crossover has been an odd comics event, in that its led to some excellent elevated work in the main series, but the crossover itself seems to get weaker and weaker as it goes on. This miniseries has two issues left to turn it around; itll be interesting to see if it can manage it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 17, 2019

    I enjoyed how the comic teased Drusilla spilling the beans about Angelus to Buffy but instead offer the much more powerful scene of Buffy discovering the truth for herself (although I wonder how Xander‘s vampireness might also effect her long-term views of Angel). Now all the Slayer has to worry about is being trapped in Hell and the only person able to help her stop an army ready to be unleashed on the world above is a friendly, brooding, vampire. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Dec 13, 2019

    Jordie Bellaire and Jeremy Lambert script their team-up in a way that's true to the essence of both characters (right down to Angel avoiding telling Buffy what he is) and using that as a springboard to craft a story that can be drastically different in its dynamics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Dec 11, 2019

    It could stand to be a bit more grounded " as it is it feels a bit too dreamlike for something that is not a dream"but it's a solid next step on Buffy and Angel's journey. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Nick Nafpliotis Dec 10, 2019

    Great art and a compelling story are nearly derailed by a host of side conflicts. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Dec 15, 2019

    Hellmouth reads very much like an issue of Buffy or Angel. Without anything to make it stand out from the characters' own series, it's a wonder why this story wasn't just confined to the pages of those books. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Dec 26, 2019

    As open-minded as this lifelongBuffy fan has been about Boom's reboot,Hellmouth puts a big red flag on the fact that there are serious problems in Sunnydale that extend far beyond vampires and werewolves. It's coming to a conclusion in just two more months, but by that point, will anyone still be reading to care? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    YourGreenMuse Dec 11, 2019

    This was solid. I liked all the character interactions. I just wish things were moving at a quicker pace, and we weren't just teased for future stories. That ending, though, that's a big deal. Although, I think the show handled the reveal much better, but these comics put the characters in very different circumstances, so it had to go down slightly differently. Jordie Bellaire gets the most she can out of it, despite this.

  • 7.0
    SoosX Dec 12, 2019

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