Comic Patrol w/ Bryant the Comic Book Slayer – 5.17.13

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‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #21’ Review: I’ve Got a Bad Feeling about This

#21 was released this week, beginning part one of a new story arc by writer Andrew Chambliss titled ‘The Core.’ Chambliss’ story lives up to its name.

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #19’ Review: Losing and Regaining the Magic

While Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 has floundered a bit in the past, especially given the highly positive reception of its sister series Angel & Faith, writer Andrew Chambliss has slowly been raising the caliber of the book ever since fan favorite Illyria joined the team. Now, as the series closes in on its last six issues, the release of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #19 seems to be heralding that Dark Horse’s flagship “Whedon” book has finally gotten its mojo back!

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #18 Review – The Siphon Strikes Back

After an unfocused and meandering first half of the season, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 is finally starting to recapture the feeling of the original show that its rabid fanbase knows and loves. With Buffy teamed up with Illyria and Eldre Koh against potential big bad The Siphon, writer Andrew Chambliss uses Issue #18 to continue revealing Season 9’s endgame to both the Slayer and his readers.

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‘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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‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #16’ – Comic Book Review

Oddly enough, while Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 was clearly meant to be the flagship of Dark Horse Comics’ Buffy-verse, it has, in the last few months, been considered as the “runt of the litter” by many comic book readers. That all changed last week with release of Buffy: Season 9 #16 and the start of the “Welcome to the Team” arc, featuring the series regular team of writer Andrew Chambliss, penciller Georges Jeanty, inker Dexter Vines, and colorist Michelle Madsen. The return of Xander and Dawn to the mix, a potential new romantic interest for Buffy, and the return of a fan-favorite from the Angel TV series all serve to get Buffy: Season 9 back on track!

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SDCC 2009: Drusilla and Illyria are Back and IDW Has Them

In an institution in Los Angeles, just before a monumental event, some doctors discuss a strange patient who has been delusional, having problems telling the difference between sex and violence. She has been found with cuts on her body, talking about weird things like her son/lover choosing a cheerleader.

Oh, and she also claims to be more than 150 years old.