Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #27

Writer: Jane Espenson Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 5, 2009 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
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"Buffy" Season 8 takes a new twist with issue #27! Slayers are out. Vampires are in. Mysterious big bad Twilight has just become a bigger bad he can zero in on Team Buffy and her army of Slayers by tracking their use of magic. But Buffy and her allies have taken their submarineyes, Buffy picked up one of those¦they're a necessary piece of equip straight to the only person she knows with an inside track on suppressing magic: the werewolf Oz. In the yak-filled mountains of Tibet, Oz has found his peace and formed a new life. The butter tea flows freely at the reunion, where among other fun reunion-y things Buffy learns that suppressing her dem more

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Aug 10, 2009

    Where all these refugees turn up is on Oz's doorstep, and Espenson and Jeanty channel the full-on Seth Green irony within an inch of their lives. Oz is, as usual, fairly copacetic with the arrival of a nuclear sub in his mountain retreat, but as he points out, "You just made my home into a very big target." Buffy's doing her unavoidable thing of endangering her family and friends again, because her lifestyle choice leads her to oppose some pretty nasty characters. Luckily, being a family of werewolves might give Oz's folks a bit of an edge over, say, Joyce and Dawn. Read Full Review

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    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 12, 2009

    Oooh... Ominous. The menace of Twilight aside, this issue is problematic for me in that it returns one of the more annoying portions of the original Buffy television show, the whole "magic as drug" aspect. It's troubling in that we have characters whose lives have been forever changed by magic in relatively positive ways (Buffy no longer a slave to fashion, Willow no longer a wallflower to be ignored) and then have them trying to fight against that nature, which is kind of counter to the whole point of the show. I'm happy to see Oz again and I like the fact that he has built himself a life separate from the craziness that has enveloped the rest of the cast, but unless this arc ends with the characters able to mask their usage of strange powers, I will probably still be annoyed. The book maintains it's usual art quality, and the story of Oz overcoming his own (and others') inner wolf natures is a well-told one, but I'm still left with a vague dissatisfaction. Maybe it's just Read Full Review

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