Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Hellmouth #3

The third issue of the crossover event between Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer catches up with the two characters who followed Drusilla inside the Hellmouth.

After the pair find a bit of common ground and mutual respect by kicking some serious ass inside the mouth of Hell, the comic's most memorable moment comes with Buffy's discovery of Angel's nature (ending the issue before the vampire with a soul can explain his complicated history). These two certainly aren't starting out as star-crossed lovers this time around.

I enjoyed how the comic teased Drusilla spilling the beans about Angelus to Buffy but instead offer the much more powerful scene of Buffy discovering the truth for herself (although I wonder how Xander's vampireness might also effect her long-term views of Angel). Now all the Slayer has to worry about is being trapped in Hell and the only person able to help her stop an army ready to be unleashed on the world above is a friendly, brooding, vampire. Worth a look.

[BOOM!, $3.99]

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