Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow #1

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow #1 catches up to Willow Rosenberg following the events of the Hellmouth crossover as she leaves Sunnydale behind. When the overseas stay in London fails to break her out of her malaise, she can't find it in herself to return to a Sunnydale without Xander and instead hits the road in an attempt to deal with what she has lost and to find herself.

This first issue meanders a bit, but that's part of the point as writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Natacha Bustos offer a look at a familiar character in unfamiliar surroundings. While Willow isn't exactly lost, the path in front of her is anything but clear as she searches for some measure of peace.

Willow's road trip eventually leads her to a sleepy town off the beaten path where the comic's story looks to begin in earnest. Featuring an attractive older woman and new trouble where things still go bump in the night (despite how rosy things look on the surface) means Willow may get more excitement than she bargained for.

[BOOM! Studios, $3.99]

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