Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #4

Writer: Joss Whedon Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 6, 2007 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
7.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

In the conclusion to Season 8's first arc, Buffy's back in action, thanks to a kiss of true love, but Willow's another story entirelyher capture of Amy the witch opened up a magical trapdoor, and now the Wiccan is in the belly of the beast. To make matters worse, she's at the mercy of someone truly bent on revenge, and he's been waiting for this for a long time.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jun 9, 2007

    "Don't embarrass us."--The line Perfect Tommy spoke to Buckaroo Banzai when he was about to enter John Warfin's hideout and save Penny Pretty. Quite apropos. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Jul 20, 2007

    FOR READERS OF: These opening four issues were an event in what is itself an event series. If comic book fans needed what amounted to an opening weekend of a big event movie, this is it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ariel Carmona Jr. Jul 16, 2007

    On the romantic spectrum, it's interesting to note that Satsu may have feelings for Buffy, as it is strongly implied that she was the one who kissed her last issue to break the spell, but is her infatuation more a sense of admiration than the manifestation of actual romantic feelings? And how does that bode for Xander and Buffy's apparent coupling? The creative team is taking a month off, so we have to wait until August for any more answers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jun 11, 2007

    The potential is there to make this season crucial to the Buffy canon. In fact, I dont even have to cross my fingers: Im sure it will be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 22, 2011

    I'm also very mixed on the comic's conclusion. Buffy being saved by the police at the last minute might get her out of immediate legal trouble (although there still is that whole “is slaying murder” issue left to be resolved), but it sure comes off anticlimactic when your super-heroine has to be saved by a guy with a gun. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Dykema Jul 3, 2007

    Reading Whedon's dialog is a rush to a Buffy fan (and I own all seven Buffy seasons and all five Angel seasons on DVD). I can actually picture the actors reciting the crisp, funny quips. It's the fast-paced action sequences he has problems with. Perhaps with more judicious editing the problem can be cleared up as Season Eight goes along. With that, I give Buffy #4 two and bullets. Read Full Review

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