Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #15

It just didn't grab me, but it deserves a second chance.

It's a little hard to judge the writing since I came in at the end of a story arc, so I think it's only fair that I allow the series at least one full story arc before I really judge it. The next story arc will be written by creator Joss Whedon and will be a crossover with his earlier Fray comic. I'm thinking I might like that.

On the other hand, it's easy to judge the art of Georges Jeanty and to judge it harshly. The characters look cartoonish (especially in long shots where they have all the facial expression of Little Orphan Annie), I couldn't have told Buffy and Willow apart on one page if I didn't know one was a blonde and the other a redhead, and Xander looks like he hasn't hit puberty yet. The good news is that the next story arc will feature art by Fray co-creator Karl Moline.

I'm still not convinced that it was necessary to continue Buffy's story in comic book form.

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