Oct 29, 2011 at 12:52 AM
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Imprint: Dark Horse Books
Pub Date: 06/01/2011
Author: Joss Whedon, Jane Espenson, Scott Allie
Inked or colored by: Andy Owens
Drawings by: Georges Jeanty
Cover design or artwork by: Jo Chen
Drawings by: Karl Moline
Inked or colored by: Michelle Madsen
Josh Whedon created the Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Spike the comic books after the shows came to an end, the books continued the story in season form for all the loyal fans that did not want to see the characters just come to an end and be forgoten in TV history.
But after reading the books leading up to this volume and of course the finally to this “season” I can say that the story jumped the shark and more, with huge changes to character developments and in some cases powers altogther it just made it feel like they took advantage of the “no budget needed” when it came to special effects and just took it way to far.
With all the long awaited story elements and all the big twist and turns that the story took, it would have been a lot better if things would have been toned down a bit. Angel, Buffy, and Spike still have their weird love triangle going on, Willow continues to abuse her magical abilities, and well more of the same that we had in the series.
The dialogue is still some of the same witty banter we enjoyed during the series but it just feels a bit lack luster without the actors pauses and well over all their personalities made the show and the story. Overall I say this is what this one is a read it because the next series promises to be more the like the show was originally, and by the end of the book we see a more Buffy like Buffy and well I hope that it does come back to it’s roots since I was a huge fan of the both Buffy and Angel.