Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #4 Review

Can Buffy and the Gang get the Vampyr book before Dracula does something terrible? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

Getting help from Dracula seemed like a good idea, until he stole the Vampyr book—and Xander! Now Buffy, Spike, Dawn, Willow, and Giles must save Xander and retrieve the book before it’s too late. Dracula has already begun to study how the lack of magical rules can work in his favor . . .

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #4 variantNew Rules has seriously put a spanner in Buffy’s world with stronger vampires and a power hungry Dracula making life much harder for her. With Dracula and slave Xander now using the Vampyr book for Dracula’s own gain things get even more entertaining with things going horribly wrong for the Prince of Darkness.

Christos Gage and Nicholas Brendon (actor who played Xander) yet again give us a entertaining issue with the dialogue really being the issues strong point. The humour and entertainment gained from these witty interactions really appealed to me with Giles’ inner child and the whole Dark Willow running joke standing out. The duo also add excitement and suspense throughout with the twist near the end adding a lot of tension to the series as a whole.

Rebekah Isaacs‘ art is always a pleasure to mull over with her fun style adding a lot of energy to the series. The layouts Isaacs produces also yet again astound with the dynamic and exciting flow being simply wonderful. It was however the emotion and facial expressions that’d impress me most for a change with the quirky and lively nature complimenting the humorous script perfectly. Added to this Isaacs also some intense action near the end enhancing the powerful cliffhanger brilliantly.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 is really starting to shift into a higher gear as though there may still be some room for improvement it’s starting to become much more entertaining and exciting. Highly recommended.

  • + Killer dialogue from Gage and Brendon.
  • + Rebekah Isaacs art is fun, quirky and ultimately stunning.
  • + Humour at every corner with an intense climax.
  • - Xander can comes across as annoying (though when did he never).

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