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Buffy Comics #1-3
Buffy Comics #1-3

Buffy #1
Wu-Tang Fang

Written by: Andi Watson
Pencilled by: Joe Bennett
Inked by: Rick Ketcham
Cover by: Arthur Adams

Buffy Summers is not like other girls. She's been chosen to save the world from the vampire plague, and balancing saving the world with high school is no easy task. Presenting an all-new adventure of everyone's favorite slayer, written by Andi Watson, the creator of Skeleton Key, Joe Bennett, and Rick Ketcham, artist on Superman and Journey into Mystery.

Jeffy says:
    Set in Season 2 sometime.  Buffy stakes a vampire with the heel of her shoe, something I don't think has happened on the show.  So you can tell the difference between vampires and humans, vampires are gray.  After defeating the vampires, Buffy is told she will make a worthy opponent by a mysterious person (or maybe not a person!!) in Asian outfit & a straw hat.  After Xander's pathetic attempt at fighting the vampires, he decides to take some fighting lessons.  What they say holds true to the characters.  The artistry is good, meaning Xander has the Xander look.  Willow, Buffy, and Cordelia do look different from their TV counterparts.  The artists have taken the time to show the subtle differences between the characters' facial features.  Overall, it shows great promise for the comic book series.
    Overall score: 7/10

Anna says:
    Art: 2/5  Xander, Oz, and Giles looked just like themselves, and Buffy and Willow weren't too bad, but was that supposed to be Cordelia?  She was only on two pages and that has to be because the artist had no idea how to draw her.  Also, what was with the vampires?  They looked more like deformed animals with red glowing eyes than the vamps on the show.  I can understand the gray skin to distinguish them from people, but do they need to look that weird?
    Cover: 2/5 I like the vamps in the back (though, do they need to be drooling?), but Buffy looks NOTHING like Sarah Michelle Gellar!!
    Story: 3/5  Not too bad for the first try.  I liked the Xander storyline because it fits very well with his feelings of being un-unique on the show (think "The Zeppo"), but why was he always telling Buffy not to pun?  She always has great puns on the show!  Oh well.
    Overall score: 2.5/5
 

Buffy #2
Halloween

Written by: Andi Watson
Pencilled by: Joe Bennett
Inked by: Rick Ketcham
Cover by: Chris Bachalo & Tim Townshed

With the approach of Halloween, Sunnydale experiences an increase in vampire-related murders. The search for the perpetrators is called to a halt on All Hallow's Eve and Buffy looks forward to an uneventful night of trick or treating with her friends . . . but how uneventful will it stay? The killers are still on the loose and there was that one house that refused to answer the door...

Jeffy says:
    Okay, right away I'm confused about when this is set.  The principal is someone other than Principal Snyder (I think it is Snyder, Jeffy, he just looks nothing like him) and Willow & Oz are serious.  The time-frame of the comics is definitely confusing.  An interesting story dealing with Willow being kidnapped.  I don't think they have caught Oz's manner right yet.
    Overall score: 5/10

Anna says:
    Art: 2/5  Buffy looks pretty good, and Oz, Xander, and Giles still look great, but Willow looks nothing like Alyson Hannigan.  She also has dark brown hair in her, which just makes her look worse.  And the green male vampires!! Where did that come from?  I thought it was funny that the females vamps look almost like the vamps on the show, but the males became strange green monsters when attacking.
    Cover: 5/5  I love this cover!!  It actually looks just like Buffy should!!
    Story: 3.5/5  Just average.  Nothing too spectacular.  I think it would have been better if Angel was in it, instead of just being mentioned.  I enjoyed the Willow storyline about her parents not wanting her to see Oz, but I think the vampire parts could have used more development.  The vampires seem pretty empty as characters.
    Overall score: 3.5/5
 

Buffy #3
Cold Turkey

Written by: Andi Watson
Pencilled by: Joe Bennett
Inked by: Rick Ketcham
Cover by: Joe Bennett

Buffy Summers' horrific holiday season continues as Turkey Day rolls into Sunnydale. The day before begins as hectic as any past Thanksgiving, save for one exception: some strange goings-on around the house have set Buffy's mind a flutter. What happened to the vampire that survived the fateful Halloween massacre? Who's been digging through her family's trash at night? And why do so many people wait until the last minute to go grocery shopping?!

Jeffy says:
    It is hard to tell Cordelia from Willow since they both seem to have brown hair and eyes and no obvious differences in facial features.  The scene with Giles bagging on Buffy for getting new weapons and then discarding them the next day was perfect.  After reading this, I don't think I will be going grocery shopping at 2:30am, not that I can figure out why anyone would want to anyway.  Lots of fun puns.
    Overall score: 7/10

Anna says:
    Art: 4.5/5  I'm so impressed!!  Everyone finally looks just as they should!!  Yay!!  I still think the green vampire thing is silly, but I've resigned myself to it.  At least this vampire had better detail than the others.
    Cover: 3/5  Very nice artwork, but what did it have to do with the story?  I don't remember Willow & Xander being tied up, but maybe I missed that part!!
    Story: 4.5/5  Quite interesting and a definite improvement over the last two!  I like that we got more development with the Selke character, though I'm still missing Angel!  The part with Buffy wanting to order medieval weapons and Giles admonishing her for always ordering weapons and only using them once was classic.  That's the Buffy humor I know and love!!  Willow forcing Oz to eat her cake and Xander's jokes werewolf food jokes were great too.
    Overall score: 4.5/5


The Usual
The Usual

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