Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #16

Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 17, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

After discovering that the powerful demon Archaeus has deep connections to both Spike and Angel, Buffy invites her former beau for a visit. Things are awkward, and everyone is behaving just a little juvenilebut in order to beat the threat Archaeus brings, the team is going to have to overcome the past.

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 23, 2015

    Supernatural drama and action that never fail to entertain. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Kory Cerjak Jun 17, 2015

    This issue was a lot of reinforcing what used to be. This is how Buffy was back in season three"rife with sexual tension, though now it's of a different sort. And there's a contrast here to what used to be. But things are different now. It's been (presumably?) seven years since then and A LOT of things have changed since then"namely the restart of the universe and the rewriting of most of the rules of magic. The only important thing is that Archaeus gets defeated in the end, I guess" Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 17, 2015

    The great thing about having Rebekah Isaacs on art as usual is the down to Earth approach she takes to drawing these characters. It's the little things that matter which you take notice of whether it is Buffy's constantly changing hairstyles or everyone elses choice of clothing. Not to mention the dynamic between her and Dan Jackson is notable when taking note of how our cast can be thrown into a fight at any point and you aren't distracted by the supernatural. The colors don't overpower what's going on around those like Willow and Giles, and you certainly enjoy when you are exposed to something new magically. That takes creativity to pull of consistently. Aside from this it is always good to see that visually there are no punches pulled showing what can happen to any of them in the middle of a fight. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Jacob Torres Jun 18, 2015

    The return of everyone's favorite brooding vampire is as exciting as fans could have hoped. Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs deliver another incredible issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a perfect blend of action and drama. While the plot developments don't exactly surprise they tighten up the season's storyline and provide a fantastic foundation for "Old Demons." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Jun 18, 2015

    The story itself seems to be going at a slower pace than i would have expected or maybe wanted, but the journey the characters are going on, and have been going on under Gage's pen has been more rewarding than i could have hoped it to be. The gang is back together, even if some of them are missing bits, the wrong ones are dating and one of them is a child again, but it's like getting back in touch with an old friend you haven't seen for years and catching up every month. That can't be a bad thing, can it? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Bri D'Anton Jun 26, 2015

    So, the full team is back together and all is well in their world, for now. Almost seems like a major death is coming, right? It was a bit strange to see Angel smiling and dare I say, whiney. Spike whining is one thing, but Angel doing so seemed out of place and forced. The method of death for the creature seemed a bit cheap, almost an excuse just to physically force Angel and Buffy to fall all over each other unintentionally. In the end, it's all shenanigans. Romantic couples have shifted and Giles is a child, which is ultra creepy might I add. But maybe there is more hope than it seems to have. Hopefully their eventual showdown with Archaeus brings out the full potential of this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 22, 2015

    "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #16 is another solid installment from a series that performs well. Gage and Isaacs clearly aren't done with Angel's arrival as a bit of a turbulence for Buffy and Spike's new relationship and, considering how well previous relationship drama has been in this current series, we've got some fun times ahead. The "Season 10" issues are, once again, proving to be the most consistently good of the post-series "Buffy" comics to date. Keep up the good work, everyone. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jun 18, 2015

    Dialogue is clunky, with the same goal of referencing past issues and episodes. If you're already caught up on Buffy, you can skip this issue entirely. Read Full Review

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