Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #25

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #25

Writer: Andrew Chambliss Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 11, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
10User Rating

Buffy can’t ever just be a vampire Slayer, can she? Always, the world seems to want more, and as the lives of her loved ones are threatened, Buffy shows why she is the Chosen One. Whatever is thrust upon her, she can handle it! Er . . . sometimes with a little help from her friends.

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 21, 2013

    Things are resolved, things are changed, but there's always one constant in this series: Incredible story, art, colors, and lettering that keeps the Slayer at her peak! Highest possible recommendation! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Kelly Cassidy Sep 11, 2013

    So there we have it. Another season done, and I think done much better than season 8. Having all of Joss's characters under one umbrella with Dark Horse (during season 8, the continuation ofAngel was over at IDW which did it justice but prevented too much cross pollination of stories) really helped bring it all together. We had crossovers, we had references, but we still had a standalone purpose to each title. We end with some interesting cliffhangers leading up to next season and in the words of Buffy from "Once More With Feeling", we simply need to ask: "Where do we go from here?" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Sep 9, 2013

    Season 9 officially ends. It's not as great as Angel & Faith #25, but it's still a good issue. The future is bright for Buffy Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 16, 2013

    The issue's final panels show us the rules have changed as the laws of magic, vampires, and possibly much more are all different under the new seed than the old. Although Buffy and her companions survive (sadly without Illyria who doesn't make it out of the Well), the world they return to may be far different than the one they left. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 11, 2013

    As a total package this series had some high and low points butBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #25 is exactly the finale it deserves. It's a culmination of this volume that leaves me grinning ear to ear as I find myself with no choice but to write: bring on Season 10! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 15, 2013

    It's a good solid hit from the creators to put Season 9 in the history books, but there's still a quiet voice in the back of my head that wonders if these characters are ever going to get an ending. Not a happy ending, not even an on-screen death (though the latter seems much more likely than the former), but just an ending, where they get to go off an have lives and such. It's an odd worry to have, but writer Chambliss has successfully captured the Joss Whedon mystique enough that I still feel like these are my old TV Buffy friends, and that maybe, after more than a decade of rushing about getting picked off, they could go and have a Diet Coke on the veranda. Still, Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Season 9 #25 is a solid ending to a somewhat shaky season, and has me wondering what might be up next (especially given hints that the return of magic has all-new rules). Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Culture Mass - Andy Mansell Sep 12, 2013

    Buffy Season 9 is better than Season 8 and overall a lot of fun, if a bit inconsistent. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - ShadowJayd Sep 12, 2013

    The gang has resolved what they set out to resolve, but at what cost? Readers will be left speculating about possible scenarios for next season, and curious about the ever evolving vampire mythology of the series once getting to the final panel of the book. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - AllThatJas Sep 15, 2013

    Jeanty's work is strong in this issue. Characters emotion's are evoked well and the Deeper Well panels are brimming with energy. Jeanty has been a consistent worker, and this issue has some stand out panels for which he should be lauded. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    CHUD - Graig Kent Sep 13, 2013

    It's evident that I'm not a super-fan of the Buffyverse, though I do like it a lot, and I appreciate the level of storytelling craft Whedon and company put into the show while it was on the air. I also never undervalue the importance of Buffy as powerful and necessary pop-culture icon. The comics, however, struggle to live up to that model because, for the most part, it's not the same thing as television. Despite Season 8"s weirdness, it felt more like what a Buffy comic book should be, bigger and more eventful. Season 9 has been intentionally reserved to fit in more with the general show aesthetic but, in doing so, it doesn't stand out as much on a very active comic book rack. Read Full Review

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