Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #3

Writer: Christos Gage, Joss Whedon Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 22, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The battle against future vampire and Slayer twin, Harth, and his legion of evil, has already begun in the present when Buffy, Fray, and the Scoobies return from the future ready to fight. The Reckoning is now, and if the future can be changed, it will take everything that Buffy has to save the Slayers and our world!

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

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 29, 2018

    Final farewells before the final battle leads to the final issue of Buffy Summers's saga. The drama is heavy as every character gets a moment. They are all great. The conflict is entertaining, punctuated by several interesting conversations. The visuals are strong, especially when the battle gets going. This is one to keep fans in suspense until the final curtain call. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - C. A. Wylie Aug 27, 2018

    Overall, I thought this issue was very well done. The writing and character moments were awesome. The art has improved a bit and we were left with a good climax. Really, the only reason I deduct points for this series is because I am not wowed by the art. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 22, 2018

    Through the events of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #3, it seems that destiny is not written in stone, but was it the twist you were prepared for? That is what shook up a story that really would have played into the concept of fate a little strong if this issue ended any other way. I'm glad that they found such a crushing way to keep readers on their toes. I'm sure that there is no one who isn't dying after putting this issue down to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Phillip Pratt Aug 16, 2018

    Dark Horse's latest offering of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is basically everything you'd expect out of the franchise. Perhaps to its detriment. It can be a lot of the same. But if you're a 90's kid (like Moi), then this is probably your bread and butter. Visuals are adequate (generally), and all the characters speak in their usual, if not sometimes tone-deaf, manners. Fans of the franchise will most likely jive with all BtVS: The Reckoning's storyline, where those not used to the rhythm of Whedon's universe, may find it off-putting. But what kind of dweeb doesn't like the Slayer? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Corps - Sophie Buijsen Aug 22, 2018

    Overall I feel like I've seen this exact narrative arc of this issue in each of the post-TV show seasons of Buffy. It's an understandable narrative choice given the finality of the season, but it feels unexciting, and lacks in nostalgia for that to not be problem. I have hopes that this issue was deliberately a bit flat to ensure the final issue makes a bigger impact. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Aug 22, 2018

    Overall, kind of a mundane and average read. Here's to hoping they pull out all the stops next issue to make up for it. Read Full Review

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