Monday, October 29, 2012

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: On Your Own (Season 9, #2)

Author: Andrew Chambliss, Scott Allie, Joss Wheaton
Goodreads Rating: 4.00
My Rating: 5.00
Pages: 144
Reviewed by: Nicole
With the Scooby gang on the skids, Buffy finds herself increasingly alone. When faced with some tough decisions grounded in “real world” problems (i.e., not the slaying of pesky demons), Buffy is determined to make her own choices, but that doesn’t mean she won't need a little handholding along the way. Cue Spike, compelled to stand by his best friend in her moment of need. Together they'll tackle the increasing zompire population and a rogue Slayer out for blood. Collects Buffy Season 9 #6–#10; and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: In Space No One Can Hear You Slay!” from Free Comic Book Day 2012.

I got this copy from NetGalley and I will admit to not having read the earlier issues of Buffy. I used to read them when I was younger and before the series shifted to being entirely in comic. I decided to request this because I always ask my sister what is going on in the series, and she usually does a good job of filling me in on the blanks since she reads them.

I won't lie and say that I wasn't totally lost in this comic, but I was able to piece together enough to from what I already knew. I really enjoyed this particular collection of comics because it touch on a lot of big topics, such as the morality of switching someone's consciousness with a robot as well as the issue of abortion and having children when a slayer.

I liked going back into the world of Buffy and reliving some of her adventures and even going back to her sort of twisted relationship with Spike and seeing Dawn and Xander again. Although I didn't know much of the new characters, I still enjoyed the humor that was still present in the series.

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