‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9’ #17 Review

Cover art by Phil Noto.
Cover art by Phil Noto.

It seems like a dash of Illyria and a little plot direction was all that Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 needed! Last week saw the release of part two of Season 9’s “Welcome to the Team” arc which is written by Andrew Chambliss and features the art team of Georges Jeanty (pencils), Dexter Vines (inks), and Michelle Madsen (colors). While not all readers will agree with me, I felt that this issue was a return to form for Buffy: Season 9, and I’m excited that things are finally heating up!

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Comic Patrol w/ Bryant the Comic Book Slayer – 1.4.13

Comic Patrol is a regular feature pointing out articles, previews, and tidbits relating to the Whedon comic-verse!

Happy 2013, comic book sniffers!

There’s a whole new year of sequential art and geek news, Whedon style, coming your way, and here’s your first weekly dose of 2013! Enjoy!

‘Till the end of the world,

Bryant the Comic Book Slayer

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Comic Patrol w/ Bryant the Comic Book Slayer – 11.30.12

Comic Patrol is a regular feature pointing out articles, previews, and tidbits relating to the Whedon comic-verse!

Greetings, comic book sniffers!

Time for the last Comic Patrol of November! Keep an eye out for dead X-mas trees as we approach the new year! And, here’s an early holiday gift:  your weekly dose of sequential art, Whedon style!

‘Till the end of the world,
Bryant the Comic Book Slayer

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‘Angel & Faith #16:’ Comic Book Review

This week, Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs are back at it again, raising the bar once more with Angel & Faith #16. While I absolutely loved the last issue with its guest appearance by Whistler, this issue hits even harder, bringing us back to the meat of the season with Angel’s somewhat misguided mission to resurrect Giles. With the end of the season getting closer and closer, the stakes are getting higher, and this issue digs deep into the dark descent on which our heroes are willingly plunging!

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‘Husbands #5: Arch Nemesis’ and ‘Husbands #6: Agent Secrets’ Review – The Extraordinary Ordinary!

Well, we’ve reached the end of the road, comic book sniffers! This week saw the wrap up of Dark Horse Comics’ digital alliance with Jane Espenson and Brad “Cheeks” Bell’s Husbands property, and the last two chapters are absolutely stellar. For such an unlikely foray into comics, team Husbands has really delivered in a way that “the big two” endlessly struggle to achieve. Espenson, Bell, and Dark Horse have given this geek a booster shot of optimism that the comic book medium still has the potential to go way beyond the “capes and cowls,” appealing to new readers who have no interest in the super-powered beating that crap out of each other during the latest event o’ epic-ness.

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Comic Patrol w/ Bryant the Comic Book Slayer – 10.5.12

Comic Patrol is a regular feature pointing out articles, previews, and tidbits relating to the Whedon comic-verse!

 

Greetings, comic book sniffers!

 

SHOCK!!! HORRORS!!! IT HAS RETURNED FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE!!!

 

After a long absence, Comic Patrol returns to Whedonopolis! Signal the trumpets! What can I say? Even a Comic Book Slayer needs to run away to Los Angeles sometimes and change his name to Anne until if feels right to come home.

 

Cue the Sarah McLachlan . . . and let’s party!!!

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‘Spike: A Dark Place #1’ Review – Something’s Buggin’ Spike

The Buffy writing staff has been trying to cure Spike of his Buffy-love and let him stand on his own for some time now. Angel Season 5 moved the bar a bit. Brian Lynch’s time with the platinum blonde vamp in comic form also proved to help him step out of the shadows and into a leading man role. Still, despite these advancements, Spike’s slayer-shaped heartache is still around. Well, blondie bear is back at it again, with writer Victor Gischler taking the vamp with a soul – version 2.0 on a cosmic quest to tackle his demons.

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SDCC 2012: Fanboy Comics Interviews Georges Jeanty

At San Diego Comic-Con 2012, Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon catches up with artist Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) regarding Buffy: Season 9, drawing Juliet Landau, and a special Buffy: Season 8 forecast for Sam Rhodes of FBC’s The Scoobies and the Newbie podcast.

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SDCC 2012: Fanboy Comics Interviews Thomas Jane and Tim Bradstreet

An interview with Thomas Jane and Tim Bradstreet of Raw Studios.

ADVANCE "Angel & Faith" #8 Review: Old Wounds Still Sting

Well, Scoobies, I had to give my right arm to get this advance copy of Angel & Faith #8, but that type of thing is quickly becoming a trend, isn’t it? The point is that the Comic Book Slayer has scored another advance review for your comic book sniffing pleasure! MINOR SPOILERS BELOW Read more about ADVANCE "Angel & Faith" #8 Review: Old Wounds Still Sting