Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine #4

by Alan Rapp on December 22, 2011

in Comics

btvs-season-nine-4-coverFreefall, the first story arc of Buffy Season Nine, comes to an end as Buffy Summers squares off against the Siphon. In a trend that has continued through four issues (perhaps as a reverse nod to the Star Trek movie franchise?) the odd-numbered issues have been better than the even-numbered ones.

Although issue #4 isn’t bad, it does have a few problems including some sketchy art by Georges Jeanty. Buffy comes out looking like the Slayer we know and love, but many of the supporting characters only vaguely resenble their television counterparts (Xander and Dawn especially).

I’m also very mixed on the comic’s conclusion. Buffy being saved by the police at the last minute might get her out of immediate legal trouble (although there still is that whole “is slaying murder” issue left to be resolved), but it sure comes off anticlimactic when your super-heroine has to be saved by a guy with a gun. Hit-and-Miss.

[Dark Horse, $2.99]

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Buffy4Ever December 24, 2011 at 9:17 am

I agree that Xander and Dawn didn’t look good in this issue but I thought the Siphon was a really cool concept. I didn’t start watching Buffy until it was off the air but my roommate had some of the dvds and I was hooked after a few episodes. I’m exstatic Joss Whedon decided to keep the characters alive in comics. The first time I went into a comic store was to buy a collection of season eight and now I’m starting to read other comics too. Super Dinosaur is one of my favorites and Morning Glories. I don’t know if I want to get into superhero books or not but I might try one or two.


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