Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #40
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #40

Writer: Joss Whedon Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 19, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
10User Rating

Season 8 has at last brought Buffy the long way home, and betrayal comes in the shape of the closest, most unexpected individual of all. Reeling from their losses, the Scoobies will never be the same again. Series creator **Joss Whedon** and series artist **Georges Jeanty** bring you the **biggest _Buffy_ finale ever**!

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 20, 2011

    I had thought about this issue and the end of this series as a good jumping-off point for Buffy, but I am encouraged to see the creators moving back towards what makes the character awesome in my mind. Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 8 #40 is a bittersweet ending with a hopeful note, leading the character into her new status quo ably, and setting up the seeds for next seasons events, and earning a well-crafted 4 out of 5 stars overall. Id say that, for all the good issues of this book (and there have been quite a few) its well past time to move on to what comes next Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jan 22, 2011

    The book serves a strong wrap-up to Season Eight, but the last few pages also give us a clear feeling for Season Nine, which Whedon promises will have a more back-to-basics approach. Less of the big, world-altering stuff in Season Eight, more character stuff, and more of Buffy doing what she does best, which is whale on vampires. Who doesnt want to see that? Ive enjoyed Season Eight, and really look forward to Season Nine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 1, 2011

    It may not have been perfect, but it was memorable, and even with the craziness of the last year this last issue reestablishes the characters as well as give them somewhere new to go. A couple of months ago if you had asked me if I was looking forward to Season Nine I'm not sure my response would have been positive. Now, I'm curious to see where Buffy the Vampire Slayer will go next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 19, 2011

    Whedon has said that when the Season Nine stories begin (later in 2011), that the book will be "a little tighter, a little more concise." I can't help but think that's a good thing. This is a strong ending, but this series in general was drawn out a bit too long to have its proper impact. With a strong conclusion for now, though, at least it's ending on a positive note. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jan 24, 2011

    There are hints that Season 9 won't try so hard to be epic. I'm in favor of that. I only hope there's a way not to punish Buffy for saving our asses again and again, too. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 22, 2011

    To be sure, I'm not angry at Dark Horse. I don't wish its dissolution. I'm angry at Whedon, but not Barbara Gordon-crippling angry. I haven't given up hope. This isn't a boycott. I fully intend to occasionally pick up an issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer to see if it has improved from the "Twilight" debacle, but the days that Buffy the Vampire Slayer can be counted among my subscription list titles are over. Read Full Review

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