Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #7 Review

Spike and Xander get an apartment together! That’s bound to be fun. What will happen? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

As Spike and Xander bond—while also seriously getting on each other’s nerves—they are tempted to start writing some rules of their own in the book of magical laws . . . concerning Buffy and Dawn!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #7 variantBuffy the Vampire Slayer has always held a soft spot in my heart, as though it’s been over a decade it left our screens, I’ll never forget the ass kicking action from Buffy Summers. It’s this reason that I’ve been ecstatic at the works Dark Horse have produced over the years, as though they haven’t always matched the tempo of the show, they have continued the series in a very exciting and entertaining fashion.

Christos Gage is once again joined by Xander actor Nicholas Brendon on script, with the duo delivering an almost buddy style issue. Focusing mainly on Xander and Spike, the duo give us fun and entertaining dialogue that also proves to be serious at times. In this dialogue it was also nice to see Spike not be a total jerk for a change, giving words of wisdom to heartbroken Xander. The events that follow this were just pure fun, and along with the surprise appearance at the end I can say this has been my favourite issue of the series so far.

Rebekah Isaacs returns for this issue, with her fun, quirky style as ever being perfect for this series. The way in which she captures the energy from Gage and Brendon’s script, along with the ever changing character expression really helps to bring this tale alive. The mixture of blocked out and detailed background also helps to add tension when needed, also helping to set atmosphere elsewhere. Joining Isaacs we get fabulous colours from Dan Jackson, with his bold palette working perfectly next to Isaac’s sharp inks.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #7 may not give much progression to the series as a whole, but the fun escapade that Spike and Xander find themselves in proves to be thoroughly entertaining. Highly recommended.

  • + Proof that Spike isn't a total ass.
  • + Christos Gage and Nicholas Brendon write a fun script.
  • + Exciting artwork from Rebekah Isaacs.
  • - Doesn't give much progression to the series as a whole.

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