Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #33

Writer: Brad Meltzer Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 3, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
5.1Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

"Buffy" Season 8 #33 is gearing up to the most exciting reveal yet! Acclaimed novelist and comics writer Brad Meltzer ("The Book of Lies", "Identity Crisis") continues his pivotal story arc! The Slayer army has suffered heavy losses throughout Season 8 and faced all kinds of threats new and old, but the one mystery connecting it all has been the identity of the Big Bad: Twilight. In this issue, Buffy confronts Twilight one on one, finally unmasking this Big Bad! Brad Meltzer, series artist Georges Jeanty, and executive producer Joss Whedon raise the stakes as _Buffy_'s most epic season yet races to a climax!

  • 7.4
    IGN - Tim Lenaghan Mar 3, 2010

    When it's all said and done I actually like the idea of Angel being the villain of Season Eight. I just wish the character had been portrayed differently throughout the series. Meltzer has done an admirable job of trying to salvage the reveal but as of this issue Angel's actions and dialogue simply aren't evocative of the character, but regardless Meltzer and Whedon have my attention for the remainder of the series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 5, 2010

    Hopefully "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight" will end with a bang rather than a whimper, and I'm glad that there's still one final story to come after "Twilight" ends. Because right now, I'm finding myself seriously underwhelmed with the title at a moment when I should be excited, and that's not a good thing at all. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Mar 6, 2010

    The issue isn't however a total waste. The artwork still rocks. Jeanty, Owens and Madsen bring a stylish cinematographic look to the book rivaled only by Power Girl, and that's rather fitting. Buffy was a Power Girl fan. The conversation between Xander and Buffy is easily the best part of the book, and that can be attributed solely to the artists, who imbue intimacy to the old comrades and illustrate subtle, realistic facial expressions. I also appreciated that when Andrew puts together his costume of many super-hero parts, he wears Batgirl's belt. Only Buffy the Vampire Slayer could have made me think fondly of Batgirl and not seethe with rage over her current state. That's because the Batgirl nod is to the fictional character. It's a recognition of her power in pop culture, as free from DC's wretched continuity as the Batgirl button on my duster or the magnet on my refrigerator. Read Full Review

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