Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11 #7

Writer: Christos N. Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 24, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
9.4Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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Having determined that breaking out of the Safe Zone is impossible, Buffy and Willow struggle with the decision of having their magic removed so that they can return to the world outside-in the hopes that breaking in to the magical internment camp might go easier. But once their magic is gone, will two normal human girls be able to succeed?
o Catch "deleted scenes" on the variant covers!

"Any Buffy fan is going to be stoked about this new series, Season 11, and a new story arc of awesomeness!"-ComicWow TV

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 24, 2017

    This reads like a stake through the heart for emotional punch. This is going to take some time to recover from. I haven't seen the heroes this down in a long time. If you think things couldn't get worse for the heroes, they just got worse. Beautifully heartbreaking! Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 24, 2017

    Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 11 #7 kills me because these are the kind of decisions our Scoobies have to make in a world that just isn't welcoming to who and what they are anymore. This creative team took a real problem, a first world situation for people who are treated different and turned it into one of the most heart-crushing developments in the Buffyverse so far. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Jack's Yattering May 24, 2017

    I'll be honest: My love of Buffy's universe probably leads me to score this series a little higher than I, otherwise, would. It's as if, just for existing...for giving me more of one of my favorite shows, each issue, automatically gets an extra point. Taking that into consideration, it makes my 7.6 score a little less impressive. SEASON 11 started strong but the last three issues have been slow and, a little, repetitive. With the exception of a few minor developments, the last few issues of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER have seemed interchangeable. This might be ok in a full-length "season" but, considering we only have five issues left before SEASON 11 is concluded, this decompressed storytelling makes the story feel thin. Don't get me wrong, the characterization, dialogue and artwork are as spot-on as always but I just can't help but feel the story is in a holding pattern. SCORE: 7.6

  • 6.0
    Kreniigh Jun 1, 2017

    This issue brings one of the biggest problems with Season 11 into focus: the protagonists' lack of agency. We've already seen one major conflict point where the gang agonizes over whether or not to submit to the government's plans, and reluctantly decides it's for the greater good to do so; here we have another. This issue also undermines the only time recently that they *have* taken initiative; all of their clever planning and action last issue is rendered moot when what they learned is simply made public knowledge. (And I'm still unsure about the logic of using detainees to manufacture the magic draining widgets, rather than anyone else in the world). Maybe it's a more nuanced threat this time around, but it's not very engaging to watch the heroes behaving so passively.

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