Monday, April 29, 2019

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #4

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #4 teases a major deviation to the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer continuity. One of the themes in the comic so far is Xander's loneliness. With Willow having a girlfriend in this version, and still burdened with his unrequited crush on a certain blonde vampire slayer, Xander is more on the outside looking in than ever. And that just happens to play into Drusilla's plans.

Given the stress over recent events, Giles gives Buffy the night off allowing for Buffy to spend time with her friends (and a potential new love interest in Robin). The surprise of Buffy's night off is only matched by her terror of a date and concern for the missing Xander (who unwittingly has walked straight into Drusilla's trap). Still, things see to be looking up for Buffy who even finds common ground with her mother's boyfriend.

Ending with Drusilla feeding off of Xander, and a cameo by Angel, we are left to wonder about his final fate. Does Angel save him? Or will Xander become a member of team vamp? Worth a look.

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