Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #31

Writer: Joss Whedon Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 13, 2010 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
8.3Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Joss Whedon returns to _Buffy_ Season 8 in issue #31! After Willow unearths giant Tibetan goddesses to help in the fight against Twilight and his disposable soldiers, the Slayers are forced to retreat when the goddesses go AWOL and attack indiscriminately. Without powers, the Slayers are unable to keep up the fight against missile fire, grenade launchers, and tanks. It would seem that all is lost, and Buffy all alone must make her last stand on a battlefield covered in the bodies of friends and foes. Series artist Georges Jeanty reunites with _Buffy_ creator Joss Whedon for this very special Season 8 standalone story.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jan 16, 2010

    Ray Tate: Not pesky at all. It's been a pleasure, Shawn. We'll have to do this again. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Tim Lenaghan Jan 13, 2010

    Despite the shortcomings involved with the overall direction of the series I can't help but enjoy issues like this one. Whedon manages to craft a script that blends equal parts comedy and drama with just a touch of action for good measure. There's enough here for any Buffy fan to enjoy and like the best episodes of the television series this issue will be one I find myself revisiting again. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 16, 2010

    The last arc of this series was an atypical one, filled with odd moments and stupid decisions on the part of Buffy and her slayerettes, so it was nice to have a return to more traditional characterization and dialogue here (coinciding, strangely or not, with the return of Joss Whedon to scripting duties this month.) Buffy's new comic-book super-powers are odd for me, and feel like a meta-statement about the change in presentation venue from TV to comics, but the sight of both Buffy and Willow flying about the mountains attacking three giant glowing thingamas is a little bit awesome overall. The Buffy/Xander talk is wonderful, especially given that Joss has long said that the long-term plan was once to put the two of them together. His level-headed explanation of things (You came THROUGH gay to get to me.") is both wonderful and tragic for Buffy, and overall I love the way the whole thing is handled, not too much movie-of-the-week while maintaining a feeling that this was really a serio Read Full Review

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