Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #19

It's been a bit since I read a Buffy comic. There's an awful lot happening in Buffy the Vampire Slayer #19. First, we get astral Willow checking in on her former best bud turned vampire Xander Harris. The scene has a mix of melancholy mixed in to the pair's usual banter. We also get to see a bit of Kendra (Slayer #2) and Rose (Willow's ex-girlfriend) together. When did this happen? Nice to see Kendra getting a bit more developed in the revamped Buffyverse. And Buffy, no matter what timeline it is, is still struggling with relationships.

This issue also gives us Willow astral moseying on a dark omen of things to come just before the first appearance of Faith (Slayer #3). Three Slayers, no waiting! I've missed quite a bit, but there's some promise in this issue that rekindles the interest that was dampened by the hit-and-miss Hellmouth crossover.

Faith is in town. Will she go bad? Will Kendra? Will Buffy? Will one or more die? Or is it Slayer season on vampires in Sunnydale? Only time will tell.

[BOOM!, $3.99]

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