Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #17

Writer: Joss Whedon Artist: Karl Moline Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 6, 2008 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
8.9Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

After a shaky introduction, Buffy and Fray must join forces in order to discover the purpose of their meeting and its impact on the world at large. Joss Whedon and Karl Moline, cocreators of the hit comics series "Fray: Future Slayer", reunite in _Buffy_ Season 8 with the highly anticipated story arc _Time of Your Life_. Fray returns in "Buffy" Season 8!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Aug 8, 2008

    In addition to the genius of Whedon, Karl Moline makes the Slayers ultimate gymnasts. In Moline's hands, the Bond-like opener in which Melaka interrogates a Lurk becomes an Olympian acrobatic routine executed in mid-air between futuristic sky vehicles. He doesn't miss a single beat or waste a panel. Owens inking and Madsen's colors enhances the textures in Moline's pencils. Melaka's hair looks silky, and the purple tinges merge attractively into her natural black. Dawn's mane looks luxurious, and Willow's hair at different turns looks soft and sumptuous. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Eric Sunde Aug 6, 2008

    Then of course, there is the last page reveal of the villain in the future world. I suppose I should have seen it coming, but I was looking in a different direction and was quite surprised by what I saw there. And of course, it creates several questions that I am dying to learn more in the next parts of the arc. One thing I have learned over the course of Season 8 is that while it always seems there aren't enough pages left in an arc to complete the story, this series has continually delivered the goods, so I'm ready to see what is coming next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 25, 2008

    Holy. Crap. Kinda didn't see that one coming, I can tell you. This issue's art is handled by Fray's co-creator, Karl Moline, and he does pretty impressive work here, aside from having issues making Willow look like Alysyn Hannygyn (or however one spells it.) The action sequences really worked for me, and Dawn & Xander's facial expressions during the "You'll have to ride me" scene are hysterical. Buffy looks enough like Sarah Michelle that you can hear her speaking the dialogue, while Fray (who doesn't have an actress archetype, at least that I'm aware of) looks as much like a real woman as Buffy. Joss plays with the Buffy conventions here, having Ms. Summers flummoxed by FRay's language, which is essentially an extension of her own verbal fluidity, while noting that future Manhattan is more like Buffy's idea of it that the current edition. It's a very good issue, with a VERY surprising ending (though, I suppose I ain't the first to spoilers it online) and now I'm real Read Full Review

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