Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #23

Writer: Drew Z. Greenberg Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 4, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
6.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

"Buffy" Season 8 finds adventure, Italian style, in issue #23! It's Buffy and Andrew on a mission in Italy¦together! Awkward? Yes! Since Harmony's television stunt, the ensuing general vampire love from the masses, and the destruction of the Scotland base, operations at Slayer headquarters have been somewhat strained. Rogue Slayer Simone and her gang have not been helping Slayer-civilian relations with their attacks against the military, bank robbing, and occasional snitching at Hot Topic. Andrew has a lead on how to gain intel on Simone's plans¦but he has to go to Italy now! With Xander and Willow busy holding together their Slayer legions more

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Mar 7, 2009

    I thought for a horrible moment that Andrew was going to turn out to be the hero. That wouldn't be believable. Buffy must and does save the day. True, she has help from Andrew by a kind of remote control, but in the end, it's Buffy that does the unpredictable and renews the reader's faith in Whedon magic. Until Buffy, Slayers died young. The reason why Buffy has lived so long to use her experience is that she always does the unpredictable: whether by using a bazooka to stop a very surprised arch-demon or having Willow cast a spell that creates a new world in which "Every girl who wants to be a Slayer. Will be a Slayer." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 9, 2009

    This is a really interesting issue, giving some depth to a character who is often used for sheer comic relief, and even making him an almost tragic figure without undermining his super-geek mystique. If we were to look at this series as a season of television episodes, we're hitting that point in mid February where we get some depth before the overarching plotlines kick into gear and we head out for the big finale in May. It's a well-done series, and the geek cred is tangible (since I followed a great deal of the ephemera that Andrew was yammering about for a page and a half) and gives us a nice little sword battle and some tension to boot. Georges Jeanty does an impressive art job this issue (it helps that Andrew is one of the characters who is drawn closest to his real life actor model)and Buffy series writer Drew Greenberg has a real ear for the dialogue that makes this series tick. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #23 is a good 'un, earning 4 out of 5 stars, adding another notch in Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Daniel Crown Mar 4, 2009

    Ultimately, as with the last few installments of Season Eight, whether or not a reader will like this issue is wholly contingent on what they think of a specific character- in this case Andrew. In any event, the barrage of one-shots continues to satisfy as it properly ties together various loose ends. Next month? Faith. Should be interesting. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 12, 2009

    I'm hoping the comic is just going through its "mid-season blahs" because this was a really uninspiring installment. Everyone involved is capable of so much better than what we're seeing, here. Read Full Review

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