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Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer #2 (of 5)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

Being new to slaying doesn’t mean that Thess likes being infantilized, especially by an over-protective demon named Anya, who’s controlling at every turn.

But concerning Cora Devonshire–Thess’s current crush–is there any validity to Anya’s suspicion?

As she and Cora get closer, Thessaly’s flippancy and resentment might just get the best of her though, when she takes on a job from the Watcher’s Council, and is pursued by some admittedly sexy stalkers…

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24 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 80

    Nerd Initiative

    Issue 2 continues to bring the reader deeper into the new world of Buffy. There is a compelling story and complimentary artwork that sucks the reader in from the jump. Fans of Buffy should be picking this up each month as it delivers the characters we love with a fun and mysterious new tale.

  • 80


    The second installment of Gilly’s story arc has us wondering if Buffy can ever let go of being the Slayer and finally relax and enjoy a normal life. Gilly’s writing brings out the realism buried in this supernatural world. I am sure people can relate to grieving a part of themselves that no longer fits who they are now, feeling lost and looking for our purpose. Whether you’re a teenager or having a midlife crisis, we all struggle to figure out our place in the world. Roig’s art has a great attention for detail, highlighting the complexity of emotions these characters are dealing with. I am anxious to see how the events from this issue unravel the fates of our heroines.

  • 80

    Get Your Comic On

    Gilly continues to do an exemplary job of giving readers both the human emotion and the supernatural thrills which made Buffy a pop culture phenomenon. Between Buffy’s grief and Thess’ raw emotion there’s a lot to contend with but Gilly and artist Oriol Roig make it a delight with the turn of every page.

  • 80


    Take another deep dive into what characters are dealing with as ‘Buffy The Last Vampire Slayer’ #2 continues to flesh out the world it has created. If introspection and self-discovery are your jam then this is an issue that will likely resonate, not so much for fans of vampires and demons and other things that go bump in the night.

  • 60

    Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer #2 establishes a familiar status quo for our new slayer, Thessaly. The story of why Santa Carmen is such a hotbed of supernatural activity is similar to how the Mayor established Sunnydale. The issue keeps to familiar tropes but adds some twists. Where Buffy and Giles often dealt with a distant, unsupportive Watchers’ Council, Anya’s inability to adapt to the new regime’s tech-heavy, hands-on approach causes similar tension. However, in another inversion, the slayer seems much more comfortable with the council than the watcher. Elsewhere, Buffy still struggles to accept her new role as a watcher rather than a slayer and seems determined to sabotage her relationship with Spike. Despite the wrinkles, it all rings a little too familiar to be genuinely exciting, and the busy artwork makes it hard to connect with the characters. However, it at least feels like a story built on firmer ground than some of the Buffy comics that preceded it.

  • 45

    Comic Book Revolution

    Buffy: The Last Vampire Slayer #2 falters in trying to recreate Sunnydale with its new setting. That led to Thessaly journey as a Slayer tough to connect with as her story relies to much on the old rather than new that the concept of this series provides. Buffy’s identity crisis as a former Slayer is an interesting one but can only carry half of this story. Improvements certainly need to be made in the next issue to recover from this.

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