Monday, 4 August 2008
A year after Sunnydale got wiped off the planet, Buffy and her spooky squad have been joined by the other slayers. They are based worldwide fighting anything that needs taking down. Buffy, Xander, Willow & Giles are all still the same people while Dawn is a little bigger now...

This is the 8th series in comic form and some may say it is just a way to milk more money from the fans. Well after this first volume I would have to say it is. The story was jumpy, erractic and did not capture the greatness of the TV series at all. This was a mass of words that at times made no sense in regards of the storyline which was very poor.

A graphic novel should have pictures good enough to make the story stronger and more alive. However the pictures here were not that amazing and sometimes I had no idea who the person in the picture was supposed to be. Sure we all know who Xander is with his eye-patch and Willow with her red hair but alot of the other characters had nothing. The actual comic covers and large pictures in this are real good pieces of art but the actual story is badly drawn.

In conclusion only buy this if you are a real hardcore Buffy fan. I am not a huge Graphic novel reader but I have seen alot better and this one has left me disappointed. This first volume contains the first 5 comics in the series and I most likely won't bother with the rest. Bring Buffy back for another TV series or a film but stop bringing out things like this to make the fans pay out even more money for nothing.

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posted by Amber Katze at Monday, August 04, 2008 |


2 Comments:


At 4 August 2008 at 15:30, Blogger Patricia

So glad you have taken the time to write a review of a graphic novel. This is one media I know nothing about.

Too bad they did such a bad job with Buffy. I loved the TV series.

 

At 4 August 2008 at 20:04, Anonymous Jackie (Literary Escapism)

I'm a Buffy fan and I've been buying the comics, but you're right, there is something off about them. They're not making me dive right into them when I get a new one. Now the Angel comics, I think those ones are a little more true to the story of Angel than the Buffy ones.

 






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