Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #29

Writer: Jane Espenson Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 7, 2009 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

"Buffy" Season 8 continues with issue #29! Oz's temple in the Tibetan mountains is no longer a safe retreat for Buffy and her troops. Discovered by Twilight's magical agent, Amy, and bereft of their own magic, the army is preparing for a human war with guns, grenades, missiles¦and MANPADS it's not a laughing matter. People are about to die. But even without her own magic, Buffy is still a Slayer_the_ Slayer and she has to lead the way to victory. Or at least¦live to fight another day.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Oct 9, 2009

    As is usual in a Whedon series, surprise alliances and last-minute reveals up the stakes of the battle in ways that thrill and evince a long term plan. Clever stuff. I almost hate the idea of Twilight finally revealing his whiny self because there's no way that issue can be as good as this one was. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 9, 2009

    It's easy to look at someone else's strategy in retrospect and poke holes in it, but this one seems to be pretty transparent: the magic is the only thing that gave them a shot in Hades of facing their foes with anything approaching a defensible position. Giving it up completely was a terrible idea, a longshot that proved to be it's own downfall. I have never understood, nor have I enjoyed any of the ridiculous nonsense regarding Willow's "magic addiction," even when she tried to destroy the entire universe in a fit of pique. But, I admit that it makes for good drama, and even I have to say that this has made for an interesting storyline. This issue is half setup and half battle, focusing on the overall conflict, which makes it feel a bit remote for most of our sprawling cast. Willow's screen-time is well handled though, and the realization that she shouldn't have given up her magic because she ISN'T going to have given up her magic in the far-flung future is heart-breaking... The overa Read Full Review

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