Genre = SCI-FI, Fantasy, Comic
Author = Andi Watson, Rick Ketche, Joe Bennett
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This comic follows Buffy in her teenager years at Sunny Dale High. Battling vampires and demons with Xander, Willow and Giles. They are little mini adventures of Buffy’s slaying tales. They include a Chinese ninja vampire, bored Halloween vampires and some pixies?
I love this old style black border comic strip it just makes the fight scenes pop so much more. The vampire creatures were interesting as they were a completely different design from the TV show which I liked because it is always nice to see other people’s interpretations. The colours were bright and perky in the day and mysterious in the night time scenes. I loved that the speech bubbles were varied in terms of colour and design. The fight scenes were sleekly designed especially with the kicks. I think my favourite monster would have to be the Chinese vampire he was just so freaky.
I love Buffy’s sassiness in her dialogue because sometimes I feel in the TV show she is just a bit too cute. I like Xanders extra confidence it really shows in his dialogue. Although I have to say Giles was not as funny as he usually is. Overall, the dialogue was comedic in parts but also short and snappy which I prefer as there is some great action sequences in this comic.
This Buffy was very get up and go and living her slayer life to the full which I loved because it makes her look so badass. Xander I loved that he wasn’t so wimpy plus he felt less annoying which I enjoyed although he was missing some goofiness. I didn’t like Willow mainly because she didn’t play a big enough role and she didn’t have her spark. Giles wasn’t witty enough and kind of bored me. Cordelia was just Cordelia and Oz was sweet but not really a bit part.
So there is no overarching plot just mini plots which made it more interesting and intriguing to read. My favourite mini plot would have to be about the Chinese vampire, San Sui mainly cause he was such a weird and intriguing character. The tying together of the two stories was clever because then it didn’t feel like too much of a comic of short stories.
I find it is so difficult to analyse thoughts on comics or books that have been turned from films/ TV shows as you already have a very real picture of how they are and there is less room for interpretation. But I do love having another Buffy outlet to sink my teeth into (hahahaha). As the story behind it so fantastic, relatable and an awesome fantasy imagination. A great collection of Buffy adventures I think I’ll get them all (lol).
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