Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven #12

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven comes to a close with Buffy and Willow's powers restored but at odds with the villainous Press Secretary who has used the law to usurp the magical powers of various witches and creatures including a very large dragon whose magic she just drained. Don't worry though, the dragon will make a memorable final appearance before all is said and done.

The theme of the season has certainly been topical, given the government's attacks against those it sees as different and dangerous. The choice to end the comic, and the season, by resetting everything back to "normal" is certainly worthy of discussion.

Given the chance, the franchise could have returned to the original status quo with Buffy (aside from Faith) being the only Slayer in town. While choosing to return the powers to the Slayers who misused their gifts is certainly magnanimous of her there is the question whether or not it's actually a good idea. As to the government's immediate reversal of its policies, it feels a bit too neat an ending for complicated issue. Worth a look.

[Dark Horse, $3.99]

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