Thursday, January 19, 2012

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine #5

After surviving the Siphon, Buffy starts having dreams of the first Slayer. At first she thinks the Slayer is angry at Buffy breaking the line but she begins to suspect someone is using her dreams for their own purposes.

With the help of Willow Buffy goes back into her dreams to confront the Tinkerbell who was hijacking her dreams and find out what the Slayer really wants from her. Although she gets her answers, the truth will mean the departure of one of her closest friends. But that isn't the comic's biggest surprise which comes in the form of a final panel that's sure to change Buffy's life forever (and no doubt enrage quite a few fans).

Karl Moline takes over the art from Georges Jeanty but once again we're left with several panels where the characters only vaguely resemble their on-screen counterparts.

It's not a great single issue but it does set out a new path for Willow and set up an entirely new challenge for everyone's favorite slayer. Worth a look.

[Dark Horse, $2.99]

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