Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #10

Writer: Joss Whedon Artist: Cliff Richards Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 2, 2008 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

"Buffy and Willow meet a demon who reveals a dim future, forcing the two to reflect on their past. Meanwhile, back in Scotland, Dawn confides in Xander the deed that led to her mysterious growth spurt

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jan 7, 2008

    Back to the demon lair, the creature reveals some harsh truths about Willow to Buffy and vice versa. Both have selfish and very human reasons for recent questionable actions, and finding them out doesnt drive a wedge so much as reveal an ongoing estrangement, despite their evident closeness. Soldiers in the same army dont always share the same goals, and the same girls who can together defeat their crafty oracle (Buffy slices him up with a blade of Willows magic fire, pretty nifty) with such ease and power can sadly stumble when it comes to just talking things out honestly. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Kevin Fuller Jan 2, 2008

    This issue also marks the return of Joss Whedon to the writer's chair. Brian Vaughan did a fantastic job of capturing the voice and mannerisms of all the characters, but there's still no substitute for the guy that created those distinctive voices in the first place. Whedon makes the wise decision to keep things simple this time around. While there are still a lot of "special effects" throughout the issue, they're there more to aid the storytelling, as opposed actually being the storytelling like some complained about in his first arc. The issue is a close examination of Buffy and Willow's relationship, which has been hinted at being very uneasy of late. There are a number of surprising revelations that will have repercussions going forward, and that's the best part things are now moving forward. Joss used his first arc to reorient us back into the world of Buffy, but now it's time to move. This finally starting to feel like a "season", just like all the other seasons I've en Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 11, 2008

    "Here's a you bad thing" -- "Here's a bad thing you did." Some of the more casual Slayer Speak involves the simple shift of pronouns and the elimination of verbs that are understood. Read Full Review

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