Monday, March 28, 2016

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #25

"In Pieces on the Ground" concludes with a journey to a Hell dimension, the departure of two major supporting characters, the truth about ghost Anya, the end of the threat posed by the Mistress and the Soul Glutton, and foreshadowing for new trouble on Buffy's horizon.

It all begins with an expanding portal to a Hell dimension that Willow cannot close. In fact, the only one able to do that duty is Dawn, but only from the other side where her powers as the Key wouldn't be limited as they are on Earth. Going with her, Buffy, Giles, Spike, Willow, Xander, and Andrew are prepared to fight an entire dimension of Hell beasts (which proves not necessary when Dawn turns their god to ash with a simple thought).

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #25 offers a tearful farewell to both Dawn and Xander who stay behind to close the portal. Buffy's acceptance of the fact also looks to cause another rift between her and Blondie Bear. That, plus the threat posed by D'Hoffryn means things aren't getting any easier for the Slayer any time soon. Worth a look.

[Dark Horse, $3.99]

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