Thursday, February 2, 2017
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven #3
I'm not sure if Joss Whedon and his comic team anticipated a Trump presidency when laying out the events for the Eleventh Season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer or not, but it's certainly timely. As the government begins making good on their threats, demons and witches are rounded up to relocation camps. Much of the issue deals with the team's various attempts to protect its younger members, but when the shit hits the fan and a Slayer arrives to forcibly remove Willow and Spike things get real.
Willing to fight to protect her family and friends, Buffy is talked down from starting a revolution by Willow. Choosing to go with her best friend and Spike, Buffy says farewell to the rest of the Scoobies and begins a new journey.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven #3 is purposefully frustrating for both our heroine and the reader. The world has gone mad and there's so much Buffy can do a this point. Choosing to go and protect others who are being targeted by their government, where will this eventually lead? Worth a look.
[Dark Horse, $3.99]