Thursday, May 20, 2021

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #25

After preventing a pair of vampires from assembling the Judge, the team follows Willow into a parallel Earth to where the original television show's timeline is unfolding (and that Xander isn't a vampire). Anya is along for the ride although she doesn't reveal her true motivations to the Scoobies (are they called Scoobies in the alternate timeline?) and keeping them safe from the Lurkers looking to cleanse the world of those who don't belong.

For the big worlds' colliding event, Buffy the Vampire Slayer #25 is actually a bit dull as the new characters avoid their original counterparts and avoid any possible negative reaction to running into themselves. While it's nice to get a few panels of the original group, there's nothing all that interesting happening to them. And when all is said and done it doesn't take much for Buffy to convince Willow to return home offering no climax to the story.

The issue's B-story does tease another twist on a traditional pairing as the left behind Faith make the acquaintance of Sunnydale's Mayor. Will history repeat itself?

[BOOM!, $3.99]

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