Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 Launched This Week

Buffy Season 10 #1 cover

Cover by Rebekah Isaacs

If you’ve been wanting to try the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic, issue #1 of season 10 is a terrific place to start. Christos Gage captures the character’s voices authentically, and he manages to cram in lots of exposition (to remind readers of the new status quo) while still keeping the storytelling interesting.

Of most interest to fans is that just about EVERYone shows up here. Buffy’s fighting vampires with Spike, Willow has her magic back, and Xander, Andrew, and Dawn are support staff. There are a bunch of surprise guests I don’t want to spoil, but you’ll be thrilled to see them. Gage puts forward clever gimmicks while demonstrating a strong sense of the series’ history, both previous comics and TV episodes.

Rebekah Isaacs does a fabulous job drawing the characters and events while still making room for all the narration and dialogue. Adventurous as this cast is, they also love to wisecrack a lot. Isaacs has a great sense of motion; the characters look like they’ve been captured in the middle of the action.

The challenges are particularly interesting. The stupider-than-usual zompires of the previous comics are gone, and in their place are vampires with new abilities. Events are complicated by Vicki, a vampire slayer who’s also a vampire. I can’t wait to see more!

6 Responses to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 Launched This Week”

  1. James Schee Says:

    Yeah this book is so great, as Gage captures the world and voices so well and Isaacs does media books like you are supposed to. You know who you are looking at, but not the stiffness trying to captures real peoples likeness so often brings.

    I knew a certain scene was coming, having been reading this team’s Angel & Faith series. But it still made me tear up a little when it happened. Such a great start.

  2. Johanna Says:

    Good point about avoiding the stiffness. And yeah, I’m glad to see the team continue working on the Buffy franchise in some fashion.

  3. James Schee Says:

    Me too, I’m a little wary of the new Angel & Faith series, as the writer wrote less than stellar Spike miniseries. But for the most part DH has done well by the Whedonverse recently. I’m enoying the Serenity series so far.

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