Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #1

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #1

Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 19, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 2
8.6Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

New season. New rules. The age-old battle of Slayer vs. vampire is the focus of Buffy’s life once again—it’s downright nostalgic! But with all the toying with magic she’s done lately, this girl should know it’s time for another game change . . . Shouldn’t she?

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 24, 2014

    A new team continues the excellence begun in the previous “seasons.” Mandated reading for anyone who hungers to see their favorite shows continue after cancelation. Never read a Buffy book before? Here's your opportunity to jump in and hold on for the ride of your life! Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Mar 18, 2014

    There's so much going right in this issue that the small and subtle imperfections are completely eclipsed by the sheer enjoyment fans of the series will experience with this issue. By the end, anyone who was on the fence about Season 10 should be convinced that it's going to be one hell of a ride. Between the humor that comes from the strong cast of characters, to Gage's on-point writing, to Isaacs' superb art, and Allie's experience in keeping true to the Buffy mythos while still allowing creative teams to be unique, this entire team promises what looks to be another fantastic addition to the series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - ShadowJayd Mar 20, 2014

    "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #1 is an A+ accomplishment on all accounts, and the fandom couldnt have asked for a better creative team behind the pages. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - MJ Feuerborn Mar 19, 2014

    You know what, you get the point. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Kory Cerjak Apr 7, 2014

    Buffy season ten picks up the pieces that Buffy season nine left behind and I'm glad it does. Buffy season nine left on quite a big cliffhanger and Angel & Faith's last issue left on just as big of one"albeit Angel & Faith's was also simply a great ending. I'm pumped to see the Scoobies fighting together once again, this time hopefully with slightly less drama. And it's great to see Giles back in action with everyone. This season looks to be just as great as the other comic seasons. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Mar 20, 2014

    Overall, I loved this issue. It is a simple story with some interesting twists. It introduces all the characters very well, even for readers who might be new, and the art rocks. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 24, 2014

    The reunion of Buffy and Giles is alone worth picking up Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #1, but the first issue of Season Ten has other strengths as well such as artist Rebekah Isaacs capturing the right feel for each of the characters and Christos Gage putting a new, and more adult, spin on Buffy and Spike's relationship. Even though Joss Whedon's personal touch is missing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #1 kicks off the new season right, and I'm interested to see where things will go from here. Best of the week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 19, 2014

    With the conclusion to Buffy Season 10 #1 it's definitely time for another game change. From what I've seen I have faith in what this story can accomplish with this new direction. We don't know what to expect, and neither does Buffy and that is a side you want to see from her as she questions how to handle these supposed new rules and how to help her friends who to some extent are picking up the pieces of past personal issues. This isn't to say she's not the same badass because surely she is. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Backwards Compatible - Paul Fiander Mar 19, 2014

    Overall it looks like the Slayer and the Scooby Gang are in safe hands as they enter their 10th season. This book is a great jumping on point for new readers and even a great catch up for those already invested in the Buffyverse. The main problem with this issue is that issue 2 is a month away. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Mar 18, 2014

    Gage and Isaacs continue their great work in the Buffyverse with a brilliant #1 Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Mar 18, 2014

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 gets of to a cracking start as despite it being slow at times the developments were both shocking and intriguing. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Mar 19, 2014

    What does stand out in this book is the Whedon-styled banter. The insertion of pop-culture phrases and quip-filled dialogue harken back to the days when the TV show was fresh on the network, and it gives the comic a homey, lived-in feel. Overall, The book continues its march through the Buffy universe with some new twists on old plots and history. Looks like Ill stick around and see how Season 10 pans out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Mar 19, 2014

    Whether youre an old or new fan of the series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #1 starts what should be a great series to come, and is virtually essential reading if youre looking to start this series fresh but for some readers of the previous Dark Horse series may find themselves frustrated that a decent amount of the issue is dedicated to recapping what has already taken place. Regardless though, this issue comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 19, 2014

    "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #1 gives me a lot of high hopes for this series. Dark Horse has brought their A-game talent to this comic, and it shows. An excellent debut that fans should be appropriately ecstatic over. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Michael D. Stewart Apr 1, 2014

    It's an engaging issue in both aspects of the comic form, with a scope that is both large and scaled to the immediate. Its progression from direct contact point to larger issues and ramifications makes this particular comic issue an excellent opening to a new volume to any comic. Its tone that connects to larger aspects of adult life, like dealing with touchy romantic fallout, makes it an excellent Buffy The Vampire Slayer comic. Why can't we quit Buffy comics? It's because they are still just too cool. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov and Colin Bell Mar 19, 2014

    Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #1 is a refreshing, energetic issue sure to win over both long-term readers and those who have drifted away for one reason or another. Based on their tenure on Angel and Faith alone, with Gage and Isaacs at the helm the book seemed to be in the best possible hands, and for me, this issue backs that up all the way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Rhymes With Geek - : Dante Cianni Mar 19, 2014

    This is a great opener for another season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Fans are definitely going to want to read Season 9 (at the least, Season 8 if you want to be hardcore) to pick up on some of the subtleties of the dialogue. But anyone remotely familiar with the series will find a lot of things they recognize, and will enjoy the fact that our little girl lives on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Den Of Geek! - Jason Tabrys Mar 18, 2014

    At its heart, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 #1 is a deft introductory book for the new season that lays out a few key points while letting Gage and Isaacs get their feet wet. It's a must buy if you're going into this series anew, or if you've been keeping up with the series since the start, but those who have waited six long months for this book may be somewhat disappointed by the slim pickings. Read Full Review

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