Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #9 Review

Can the gang stop Andrew before he charges up this slayer hating monster? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

The Sunnydale homecoming becomes less than fun as Buffy, Spike, and Willow realize that Andrew is in over his head with the Vampyr rules book and a terrible plan, and the demon they’re up against has a grudge against Slayers and a penchant for eating souls . . .

Buffy Season 10 #9 variantLast issue saw the gang make an untimely return to Sunnydale, all in aid to stop Andrew doing something stupid. Continuing on from there, the gang split their efforts, with Willow trying to reason with Andrew, whilst the rest of the gang fight a slayer hating monster. Proving to be very exciting, and at times emotional, there is plenty of elements on display, with the outcome being gripping throughout.

Christos Gage gives one of his most emotional Buffy scripts to date, as though it’s far from over emotional, it touches on some sensitive areas within the group. The way that Gage handles these is pure genius, as despite it being easy to overdramatise such a development, he does so in an engaging way. He also does a fabulous job of creating tension, with the battle against the monster causing for much needed excitement. Despite all these pros, I am happy that this short tale is over, as it’s a tale that I feel could have gotten old real fast.

The artwork on this series always manages to excite, as though Rebekah Isaacs‘ fun, quirky style was originally a little too quirky for my liking, it has since became something that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. The way that she manages to exude energy through her exciting layouts, really allows for an immersive vibe, with the character expressions adding that extra layer of depth. The colours also as ever irradiate vibrancy, with Dan Jackson‘s palette giving a lively tone to this exciting art.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 continues to be an exciting continuation of the TV series, as though I’m rather happy to see the back of the slayer hating monster, the action, excitement and emotion made the events of this issue very enticing. Highly recommended.

  • + Emotional exchange of words between the group.
  • + Rebekah Isaacs art is astonishing.
  • + Christos Gage gives an enticing script, full of drama.
  • - The monster was a little underwhelming on the whole.

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