Buffy

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #25

by Alan Rapp on March 28, 2016

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #25“In Pieces on the Ground” concludes with a journey to a Hell dimension, the departure of two major supporting characters, the truth about ghost Anya, the end of the threat posed by the Mistress and the Soul Glutton, and foreshadowing for new trouble on Buffy‘s horizon.

It all begins with an expanding portal to a Hell dimension that Willow cannot close. In fact, the only one able to do that duty is Dawn, but only from the other side where her powers as the Key wouldn’t be limited as they are on Earth. Going with her, Buffy, Giles, Spike, Willow, Xander, and Andrew are prepared to fight an entire dimension of Hell beasts (which proves not necessary when Dawn turns their god to ash with a simple thought).

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #23

by Alan Rapp on February 5, 2016

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #23The endless grind of fighting back monsters from other dimensions begins to wear on everyone, especially now that Willow is working with the military (a situation Buffy continues to have problems with). Relying more and more on the Magic Council to fight these battles, Buffy is convinced to adding to their power using the Vampyr tome (likely foreshadowing all new kinds of trouble for the Slayer and her friends down the line).

The other major piece of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #23 deals with Andrew and the recent hauntings of ghost Jonathan. Approached by the Sculptor, who plays on the young man’s guilt, Jonathan is offered a trade: steal Buffy’s Scythe in exchange for the demon crafting Jonathan a new living body. Strongly tempted by the offer, Andrew continues to grow as a character refusing to make new mistakes to make up for his old ones.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #22

by Alan Rapp on January 3, 2016

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #22The calm before the storm. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #22 takes a step back from the ongoing battle of Buffy and the Scoobies with all manner of demons being let into this reality by the stolen “Restless Door” to focus on relationships central to the series and lay the foundation for potential problems somewhere down the line.

While initially apprehensive, Willow finds the military’s offer to help use her unique knowledge of technology and magic to keep the worlds safe appealing. Buffy on the other hand is less inclined to forget her past dealings with the military as the comic teases a split between best friends who may be starting to grow apart. While the issue makes sure to bring the two women together before the end, the disagreement that caused the fight is far from settled suggesting it may return to raise its ugly head before the end of the season.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #21

by Alan Rapp on November 28, 2015

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #21The U.S. Army wants Buffy!? Armageddon makes for strange bedfellows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten kicks off with a new arc featuring the return of some fan-favorite characters when Satsu comes to town dropping names like Riley Finn to recruit Buffy to help stop the number of demons being brought into our world to wreak havoc. The first job the Army has for our vampire slayer and her blondey bear boyfriend? To help recruit vampires to their cause. Did I mention that the vampires include Harmony and Vicki?

Following the debate between Buffy and Satsu of slayers joining the army (immediately preceding by the awkwardness of Buffy’s bisexual encounter showing up on her doorstep) the issue focuses on the challenges of Buffy and Spike dealing with the new vampire alliance who not only demand the pair of heroes defeat their champions in trial by combat but also spend time attempting to undermine the couple’s new-found bliss.

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Turkey Day Entertainment

by Alan Rapp on November 26, 2015

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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