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Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer #5 (of 5)

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Mixed or average ratings

Based on 3 critic ratings.

Thess confronts Cora’s bullies but neither they–nor Cora–are what Thessally expected, and it affects her deeply to the point of being reckless.

But thankfully some unexpected help arrives for Thess, someone who can help get Cora out of harm’s way!

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Print Lenght
23 pages
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3 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Comic Crusaders

    Action, horror, goth, humor (thanks Spike), Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer #5 has everything you’d expect from a title with the Buffy named attached.

  • 74

    The Comic Book Spot

    As an outsider reading this story it feels very meh to me. The fight was enjoyable to watch but it was very busy and fast at the same time. The ending feels rushed and more care is taken about Thessa introducing Cora to her stepdad, a vampire, than the fight itself.

  • 40

    Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer #5 is a clumsily assembled comic book. It’s frontloaded with too much information about not even the monster of the week but the monster of the week’s predecessor, while the final pages feel cut short, providing no denouement or little sense of closure. There are discordances throughout the issue between what we’re told is happening and what it looks like on the page. A demon complains about the color of a dress, and her dialogue implies that she’s somehow changing it, but the dress remains the same shade in the next panel. We’re told there are cheers at a political rally, but with no indication of that visually, or even a decent shot of the crowd, it seems like the politician is either playing pretend or gone off the deep end. One panel in the issue remains indecipherable to me, and in others it’s unclear whether magic is at play, making for a frustrating reading experience. The issue’s plot sees Thess going through the same story Buffy went through with Angel in the second season of the television series, which is a nice touch. There’s a nice two-page spread as well, but on the whole, this is a puzzling, unpolished conclusion to an uneven series.

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