Buffy

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven #1

by Alan Rapp on November 30, 2016

in Comics

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven #1Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven begins with Buffy and the Scoobies all in a good place and relatively happy. As fans of the television series know, that’s usually when things go south quickly. Buffy and Spike are working with the police as supernatural crime consultants, Xander and Dawn‘s relationship is stronger than ever, Willow has moved on to teaching and sharing her knowledge about magic, and even Giles seems more at peace with his teenage reality. And that’s when a dragon shows up.

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Turkey Day Entertainment

by Alan Rapp on November 24, 2016

in Essays 

Although not as numerous as Christmas themed programs, there quite a few Thanksgiving specials and movies worth a look. Aside from some NFL football, Thanksgiving always makes me pull out some old favorites to watch.  There are two things I make time to watch every Thanksgiving. The first is a very special episode of WKRP and the second is Home for the Holidays. Here’s a little about them and some other Thanksgiving themed fun you might enjoy.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #30

by Alan Rapp on August 31, 2016

in Comics

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #30Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten comes to a close by concluding the “Own It” story arc and having the Scoobies come together once more to stop a big bad. In the battle against D’Hoffryn our heroes find an unexpected ally as the vengeance demon discovers he may have made the new Anya a little too well. Granting her boss’ wish, Anya is able not only to satiate her own need for vengeance but also give Buffy and her pals a fighting chance.

Following the Scoobies chasing down the no-longer all-powerful D’Hoffryn, much of the issue is epilogue that resets the status quo heading into the next comic series. This includes the return of Xander, a cameo from Dracula, and the setting up of a new magic council.

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  • Title: Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Witch / Teacher’s Pet
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Witch / Teacher's Pet

Following the series’ two-part premiere, creator Joss Whedon and his writing staff made a conscious effort to show that vampires aren’t the only threats drawn to the Hellmouth which Buffy will be forced to battle. In both “Witch” and “Teacher’s Pet” new threats come from unexpected places. Along with giving us Buffy’s limited time as a Sunnydale cheerleader, “Witch” introduces Amy Madison (Elizabeth Anne Allen) who would go on to be famously know as “Amy the rat” for a large chunk of Buffy’s time on television. Here Amy is a victim of her mother (Robin Riker) who has stolen Amy’s body and attacked other cheerleaders in an attempt to make the squad and relive her glory days.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #28

by Alan Rapp on June 29, 2016

in Comics

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #28While the most interesting, and humorous, parts of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #28 are the interludes of Dawn and Xander dimension-hopping to find their way home, the latest issue also focuses on Buffy and Spike working through their relationship issues while finding a way to prevent the threat of the super-powered D’Hoffryn.

Facing defeat and rejection in their separate lives, both Willow and Giles will return to the fold (along with a few more familiar faces before the final panel). As with the end of Season Four, the issue mends together the torn fabric of Buffy and her friends just in the nick of time to set-up an united front against the big bad.

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