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Buffy Season 8 Vol 3: Wolves at the Gate

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Buffy Season 8 Vol 3: Wolves at the Gate (2008) Drew Goddard, Georges Jeanty, Joss Whedon

wolves_at_the_gateWe finally learn who kissed Buffy and woke her up. We also learn where Xander went after Sunnydale was destroyed, and someone wants Buffy’s scythe. (Not necessarily in that order.)

I’m not sure how I feel about the story arc with Satsu. I’m just not sure it feels like Buffy. It’s not that I think the story arc is wrong, I’m just not sure if feels like Buffy. But, the story did work, so I can’t complain too much.

The story arc with Xander was very good. He was always one of my favorite characters, and although he was often goofy, they’ve managed not to make him a parody of himself. Of course, the end of his arc in this story was not so great, but it was well done.

But the best line in the story probably came from Andrew, who I have to say annoyed me through much of Season 7. I think I found him and Kennedy both poor substitutes for Tara.

Additionally, I liked the flow of this story better than the previous two volumes. As I mentioned in my review of volume 2, I sometimes feel like I’m missing things when I read Joss Whedon’s comics, but I didn’t have that feeling with volume three, which over all made it more enjoyable than the previous two volumes.

I’m still, however, sometimes weirded out by seeing the actors and actress who played those characters for seven years transformed into drawn characters.
Rating: 8/10

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