Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #3 Review

Will Dracula be able to help fight off these new vampires or will he bring more trouble for Buffy? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

Actor Nicholas Brendon joins the creative team as his character Xander acquires help from his old friend—um, master—Dracula. The new vampires are still a mystery, and unquestionably similar to Drac . . . Meanwhile, Buffy and Willow track down one of those new vampires as a study specimen!

Buffy Season 10 #3 variantBuffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 has been very intriguing to say the least as though it’s still to ascend to the level of awesomeness that Buffy deserves it’s proving to be a solid series. This issue just enhances this solidity as though the key story itself is developing at a slow-ish pace, the entertaining events of the issue more than made up.

Christos Gage is joined by Xander actor Nicholas Brendon for this script with the duo giving us the kind of dynamic tone that Buffy needs with the utilisation of the core characters being astounding. It was however his utilization of Dracula that impressed me most with his self obsessive ego bringing diversity to the issue. The duo also did a superb job of keeping the issue at a smooth pace as despite all the crazy things that were going on it still managed to keep a dynamic flow. To cap things off he also gives great twists and shocking turns having me hooked for the next issue.

Rebekah Isaacs continues to astound me with her spectacular art with it grabbing my attention more and more with each passing issue. The way that she gives us a fun yet punchy vibe really impresses me as though the subject matter may be aimed at a teenage/adult audience it still manages give a lighthearted feel. Added to this she also gives great depth through characterisation with the overall body language of the gang adding a lot to the overall dynamic. Dan Jackson as usual delivers amazingly with his vibrant and vivid colours, which helps add more liveliness to the sequences.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #3 is easily the best issue of the series so far and though there’s still room for improvement it’s starting to show strong promise. Highly recommended.

  • + Dynamic script from the wonderful Gage and Brendon.
  • + Punchy artwork that sets the perfect tone.
  • + Dracula as devious as ever!
  • - Story still developing at a slightly slow pace.

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