Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #19

Writer: Joss Whedon Artist: Karl Moline Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 26, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
7.5Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Buffy and Fray take on a powerful foe who's lasted hundreds of years just so she can bring down the last two Slayers.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Nov 28, 2008

    Normally when you leave a book unsure of what occured, it's a sign of weakness. Buffy the Vampire Slayer's moot ending is a sign of strength. The key is that Buffy returns to the past, but the reader still has no idea what future door that key will open. The story, though, was more than just a question of will the what if be, and the heady crescendo ends on a giddy note. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Ben Berger Dec 2, 2008

    Season Eight has been fantastic for fans of the show. However, I'm ready for things to move back to the present. Not that this portion of the story's been bad. But having two separate stories, two centuries apart from one another was just a little harder to follow than I would've liked. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 13, 2008

    This issue finally explains the whys and wherefores of what Evil Willow was up to, having fallen prey to the immortal's curse. There's some cute moments (Kennedy telling Buffy and Willow to watch their hands in the climactic hug is cute as hell) a couple of bombshells (assuming that it *IS* Riley, mind you) and some nice brainwork by Ms. Summers, not usually known for the grey matter. Overall, the effect is nice... The artwork (by Karl Moline, co-creator of Fray) is nicely done, but not as photo-realistic as one might have hoped for a book like this, making for some confusion in certain situations, but handling the fight scenes awesomely. The pacing felt a bit strange for some of the issue, but overall, it's a nice piece of work from Joss Whedon and company. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 #19 earns 3.5 out of 5 stars, an very nice issue overall. I am not sure how long this particular "season" is going to last, but at the very least, it's nice to see that we've got ideas Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 29, 2008

    In the end, it's a sad ending for this story. If it had appeared on stands the first week of October, I can't help but think that it might have been a little less disappointing. With the extra-long wait, though, the final result is underwhelming. Whedon, Moline, and Owens are normally so much better than this. Read Full Review

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