Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11 #1

Writer: Christos N. Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 23, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Life is good for Buffy and the Scoobies with everyone finally finding a happy and calm place in their lives. But when a supernatural disaster wreaks havoc on their very existence, and the entire city of San Francisco, they are forced back into fighting form.
o Rebekah Isaacs and Christos Gage return for Season 11!
o Catch "deleted scenes" on the variant covers from Rebekah Isaacs and Christos Gage!
o Special 30th anniversary variant by Fray artist Karl Moline!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 23, 2016

    This is an excellent introduction to and continuation of the Slayer's adventures. Accessible to new readers and faithful to its followers, every contributor has brought their A game. The quality of this series continues to rise above the competition. Highest possible recommendation. Overall grade: A+ Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 23, 2016

    Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 11 #1 sets us on a new direction where there is just as much to lose this time around if not more when peace has been broken. No one ever said maintaining peace between two worlds was going to be that simple, and they are going to learn this the hard way pretty soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 30, 2016

    After Buffy and Spike fight off a beast in the sewers to open the issue, the big action comes with the unexpected appearance of a Chinese Water Dragon. If this first issue is any indication, the shortened Season Eleven (only 12 issues) may be fairly hectic for the Scoobies. The first issue also teases a change in the United States Government's approach to magic (which I'm guessing will be one of the major themes of the season). On the plus side, it looks like we (and Buffy) are going to be thrown immediately into the action. On the downside, that means we're unlikely to get some of those fun individual issues mixed into the overall arc. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Nov 29, 2016

    Any Buffy fan is going to be stoked about this new series, Season 11, and a new story arc of awesomeness! To fans of the TV show, this series is going to help you get the Buffy fix you've been craving for years. New readers are going to understand this issue just as easily as veteran readers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I'm excited for you guys to check this series out. From writing to artwork and everything in between"shading, lettering, coloring, etc."this issue is the perfect start to the series. Get pumped and head out to your local comic book shop (comicshoplocator.com) to pick it up! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Nov 24, 2016

    In Buffy Season 11 #1, Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs, and Dan Jackson establish a more blockbuster action movie look and plotting while not giving the arcs of these beloved characters short shrift. The external and internal conflicts are deftly set up for the upcoming season with quips, brooding, and dragons a-plenty. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Jack's Yattering Nov 25, 2016

    ANGEL and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER maintain the #1 and #2,respective, slots on my list of favorite television shows (ANGEL take first by a margin so narrow it is practically imperceptible...#3 is THE WEST WING if anyone cares). That being said, it should come as no surprise that I love the comic continuations of these characters. While not earths-shattering, I enjoyed the hell out of Season 11 #1. Having Christos Gage back as writer promises great things to come...for, while, the earlier comic seasons have been fun, they suffered from, sometimes drastically, uneven storytelling. Gage's runs (first during Season 9, with ANGEL & FAITH - my favorite run on either book so far - then with BtVS Season 10) have proven to be solid, true to the characters...and so damn fun. Since this hasn't been so much a review of the issue as much as a love-letter to these comics I'll tale a moment to say: Great issue...while it served, mostly, to reestablish the status quo, it put enough out there to keep me intrigued. It's just too bad that everyone is so happy...because, as history has shown time and time and time again: in Buffy's world, happiness doesn't last...and when you're up, there's nowhere to go but down.

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