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Angel Season Eleven #3

by Alan Rapp on March 20, 2017

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Angel Season Eleven #3 comic reviewStuck deep in the past during the age of Old Ones where a far-less-attractive version of Illyria battled another ancient evil creature, Angel and Fred struggle to get a handle on why her alter-ego brought them to this time and place and what they can do to survive and make it home safely.

While Illyria comes and goes, occasionally putting Fred in the middle of danger, Angel discovers a bit about the arrival of a second Old One and what began the fight between the two giants.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven #3

by Alan Rapp on February 2, 2017

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven #3 comic reviewI’m not sure if Joss Whedon and his comic team anticipated a Trump presidency when laying out the events for the Eleventh Season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer or not, but it’s certainly timely. As the government begins making good on their threats, demons and witches are rounded up to relocation camps. Much of the issue deals with the team’s various attempts to protect its younger members, but when the shit hits the fan and a Slayer arrives to forcibly remove Willow and Spike things get real.

Willing to fight to protect her family and friends, Buffy is talked down from starting a revolution by Willow. Choosing to go with her best friend and Spike, Buffy says farewell to the rest of the Scoobies and begins a new journey.

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Angel Season Eleven #1

by Alan Rapp on January 19, 2017

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Angel Season Eleven #1 comic reviewAlthough I’ve kept up with Buffy the Vampire Slayer in comics I can’t say the same for its spin-off (which probably has something to do with most of its best characters getting killed off). Picking up an Angel comic for the first time in a couple of years I was met by a pleasant surprise. My favorite Angel/Buffy supporting character is back. Okay, you’ve got my attention.

Angel and the resurrected Fred are in Dublin, a home Angel has steered clear of most of his undead life. Helping out a friend with an exorcism leads to discovery of something very wrong with the world which seems to tie back to the vampire’s days as Angelus. As much as he hates to relive those days, Angel’s answers appear to be in the past.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven #2

by Alan Rapp on December 30, 2016

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven #2 comic reviewTeased at the end of the season’s first issue, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven #2 reveals where the real conflict is going to come this year. Unable to find the source of the dragon which destroyed much of San Fransisco, the Scoobies also spend time putting out small fires of mobs attacking witches and demons, blaming them for the recent troubles. As tensions rise across the country, the United States Government steps in with a solution: a census to register all magic and other-dimensional individuals. However as conflicts keep simmering, the government decides a more drastic “temporary” solution may be in order.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven #1

by Alan Rapp on November 30, 2016

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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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