Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #22

Writer: Steven DeKnight Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 4, 2009 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
5.7Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

"Buffy" Season 8 gets more dangerous than ever in issue #22! Vampires are the hottest thing around. Forget hipsters; being a bloodsucking fiend is where it's at! Slayers must take the good fight underground if they're to avoid any bad press from the general public. When Kennedy is sent to Japan to evaluate Satsu's efforts as team leader, they are taken by surprise by some fierce, furry creatures who want to do nothing more than destroy Buffy (surprise!), while Twilight remains the captain of the anti-Slayer ship. Steven S. DeKnight ("Angel", "Smallville", "Dollhouse") teams with series artist Georges Jeanty in "Swell."

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Feb 12, 2009

    This is the second issue in a row, where Buffy only makes a cameo appearance to relay an important message to the troops before moving on to her next all important meeting of the day. I don't mind these brief appearances, as if this really were a television season, the star might have had other commitments that forced the writers to work around her schedule - at least that is how it seems to this reviewer. That being said, it's probably a good idea to get the title character back in the spotlight next issue. Even with minimum Buffy, I still enjoyed this issue a great deal. Hardcore Buffy fans have probably already picked up their copies, but if you haven't, Buffy the Vampire Slayer #22 is worth the price of admission ($2.99 in this case), and earns 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ariel Carmona Jr. Feb 9, 2009

    Soon enough there's the appearance of a submarine in defense of the Swell's intended invasion of the Slayers' castle in Scotland. You gotta love a comic book in which a submarine is involved and it makes perfect sense in the context of the story. This wasn't the best issue of issue eight but I like the new trend of having former writers of the show like DeKnight and Jane Espenson pen installments of issue #8, I just wish they were giving us stronger stories. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Feb 7, 2009

    Buffy made no secret about how she felt about Satsu. She was honest with her. Satsu took the position of Team Leader Japan in part to help her get over Buffy, but in this story, it's as if she's waiting for Buffy. Naturally, they would still have feelings for each other. Emotions can't be switched off, and getting over somebody takes time. Satsu though knows it's likely not to happen in an eye-blink. Kennedy states that Satsu was promoted to team leader "like two minutes ago." So I'd love to know why Kennedy is actively kicking Satsu away from Buffy. Kennedy's urgings are unnecessary. They're not entertaining; neither are the multiple reminders that Kennedy and Satsu sleep with women. In fact I question why this story needed to be told. Read Full Review

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