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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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Turkey Day Entertainment

by Alan Rapp on November 24, 2016

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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

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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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