Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #18

Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 19, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Angel & Buffy crossover event!

The Slayer’s advantage against a powerful demon—having super-awesome friends—may be her undoing as Archaeus pits Spike and Angel against one another.

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 22, 2015

    Action and characterization are always equally high in this series. Highest possible recommendation of the week. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 19, 2015

    Archaeus himself has been a well written villain as well. One that one would hope we haven't seen the last of. He came in a plan, and he executed with killer intent. A villain you appreciate when he makes the heroes think on their feet. Ultimately will lose, but doesn't go down without a fight. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Kory Cerjak Aug 31, 2015

    Even one more issue would probably make this better. Focus on Buffy's fight, Angel's internal strife, have Spike legitimately try to kill Angel"there is also the struggle of Andrew, Willow, Giles, Xander, and Dawn to break open the artifact, which got glossed over. It was a mess, but, as usual, it ended rather emotionally satisfactorily. I suppose it wasn't the worst, but improvements could be made. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Jacob Torres Aug 21, 2015

    An action-packed adventure with all the spectacle and thrills a crossover with Angel & Faith deserves, Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs's bring the “Old Demons” arc to an explosive and entertaining conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Levi Hunt Aug 20, 2015

    The Angel guest arc of Buffy is finally over and, luckily, it ends much better than it began. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 27, 2015

    I'm not sure why but I found Rebekah Isaacs' art to be a little more caroonish than usual which isn't necessarily a bad thing but it does work a bit against the action-heavy first-half of the issue. I also think she could use a little practice drawing Boreanz's forehead. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comicsverse - Bri D'Anton Aug 26, 2015

    In the usual fashion, The Slayer has an advantage over the baddie by using her kung-fu moves and the power of friendship. This isn't a bad thing, as the character interaction is done quite well. This issue left us wanting, as there was no real substance to bite into with the battle against Archaeus not actually coming to a close. It was a lot of build-up for little payoff. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 21, 2015

    "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #18 is the sort of comic that promises A but delivers B instead. While B (in this case a mini-treatise on immortals in the Buffy universe) is good and feeds in well to the overall character development of the cast, it's still a little frustrating to not get anything in A (the fight against Archaeus) to sink one's teeth into. Still, considering how consistent the book has been overall under Gage and Isaacs, a slide into just-alright territory is by no means the end of the world. I'm still sticking around to see how this plays out. Not a bad issue, but not the strongest in the series either. Read Full Review

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