Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #6

For those of us who know what happened the first time around, there is some interesting foreshadowing the latest issue of the rebooted Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The issue focuses on Buffy and Willow working together to complete to a quest to earn a soul tie to save Xander Harris from life as a vampire. Picking up more than halfway through the quest helps move the issue along. This path includes some physical obstacles for the pair, and an unexpected travelling companion, as well as a hard choice that may lay the initial ground for Dark Willow in the future.

For now it appears that Xander is safe, but at what cost to Willow? And how will the soul tie bind them together? I'm sure there will be plenty of time to delve into this deeper in the coming issues.

Other points of interest in Buffy the Vampire Slayer #6 are Xander's knowledge of the Hellmouth (and Drusilla's interest in it), more of Jenny Calendar (who makes a persuasive argument for Giles to take it easier on Buffy), and a late reveal about Robin (who it appears is more than he seems). Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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