Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #18

Writer: Andrew Chambliss Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 13, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

The remnants of magic left on earth are in danger . . . The Siphon is back, and he's more charged than ever before as he takes out one magical being after another, absorbing their power. Pulled into this battle to save the worldagainBuffy is partnered with Koh and Illyria to put a stop Severin.

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 21, 2013

    Action, drama, and slaying. What more could you want? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Feb 14, 2013

    Billy, the much discussed "Boy Slayer," sees his own character arc come to a significant turning point amidst all the zompire madness. BTVS has always been about imparting real world life lessons with the aid of a few fantastical creatures and Billy learns the hard way that while he might have earned an honorary seat at the cool kid's table, he is not, nor will he ever be, one of them. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 18, 2013

    The Billy story aside, the comic works well as Severin's motives (if not his logic) are easily understood and Illyria's ego certainly hasn't been damaged too much for her time in Los Angeles. However, the last few panels make me a little concerned that the old one's time in Season Nine may be very short-lived. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Randall Austin Feb 13, 2013

    Before you dismiss running out to your nearest Comic Store, or purchasing this comic on your supped up electronic device, let me try to convince you otherwise. My review of Part 3 is, simply, the review of Part 3 of a 4 part series. I see a story as a journey from one point to another that has many good and low points. In all the books Ive ever read, I cannot say that Ive enjoyed every page, but Ive always enjoyed the journey to the end. Buffy, Season 9, No. 18 offers just one part of a story. It would be a shame to not explore the story more. While I criticized most of the elements of this story (story, artwork, and dialogue), the ending still left me wanting more. That alone says a lot about this story. I am surprised when I say that I would purchase this issue and the following issue. Surprisingly, when I look at the purchase button on my Nook, I know that Im going to hit Confirm for this issue and the issue that follows! Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 13, 2013

    It's frustrating because looking at the sister title of "Angel & Faith," creators Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs show how the "Season 9" concept can still work. That book is fun. Why isn't this one? The broad stokes of the book are somewhat interesting, but the execution is regularly stumbling. After the promises that "Season 9" would be stronger, I'm finding it hard to find an incentive to look at a future "Season 10" if it happens. Read Full Review

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