Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #1

Writer: Joss Whedon, Christos N. Gage Artist: Karl Story Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 20, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
7.7Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

It's one year later, and the lives of Buffy and the Scoobies haven't been too eventful for a while-at least as far as fighting demons and the forces of darkness are concerned. But that's all about to change when Dawn and Xander's housewarming party is interrupted by some familiar faces bringing news of familiar foes from the future. Can you say Harth . . . and Fray?

o The return of Fray!

o The Reckoning will be the culmination of all the Buffy seasons!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 24, 2018

    The Scoobies have reunited to stop time traveling bads from changing the past to rule the future. There's plenty of action, several surprises, and the dialogue between the characters outstanding. The art is also top notch, with characters resembling their actor counterparts and being superb during the massive fight. A must-read for fans of the Slayer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Sophie Buijsen Jul 18, 2018

    By introducing time travel we get to find out what 'immortal' truly means as we find out what happened to some of the regular cast. Hopefully the plotting of this 4 issue arc allows for Buffy to get the finale that she deserves after 20 years of being the slayer. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GearWERKZ - Agasicles Stamas Jun 25, 2018

    Buffy has a firm legacy and Whedon and Gage own it, wield it, admit to it where it is rough around the edges, and use it to its fullest. This is gonna be a fun ride. And I'm on it until the end. Bravo. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 20, 2018

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #1 was everything that you could have hoped for it to be. This was a welcome back into Buffy and the Scoobies world, and it warms the heart to see how growing up has really defined who they have become. Now normally things dealing with time travel wouldn't interest me, but this here is what you can produce when the plot is done right in a supernatural world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jun 20, 2018

    It may be repetitive in terms of challenges, but each time the heroes learn something new and that more than makes this issue worth the read. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 20, 2018

    An issue that pulls in a lot of narrative threads and takes off like a shot, perhaps even moving TOO fast, but with seriously pretty art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 28, 2018

    The housewarming that kicks off the issue is interrupted by a couple of unexpected guests who bring news of the looming threat. It seems Fray's evil vampire twin brother has teamed-up with Wolfram & Hart (and they aren't the only familiar faces making an appearance). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 3.7
    Multiversity Comics - Tom Baker Jun 22, 2018

    Final Verdict: 3.7 " A weak introduction to a new arc which will leave few excited for what comes next, coupled with profoundly poor artwork where ugly characters drown in ink. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Simon DelMonte Jun 21, 2018

    Well, here we are at the end, again, with the Fox/Disney merger coming and a sense that Dark Horse will lose the license prior to some sort of reboot. Given the steadily diminishing returns on the Buffy and Angel comics, it's probably time to end these anyway. If only Gage's script didn't keep lurching. If only Jeanty had learned to draw faces any better over the past decade. It's not bad, but it just is another reminder that the best days for the franchise are way behind us.

  • 8.0
    nickogle Jun 22, 2018

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