Buffy Returns! Season 10: Issue #1 Review

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #1

New Rules, Part 1

Buffy and the Scoobies return for another Season. New season. New rules. The age-old battle of Slayer vs. vampire is the focus of Buffy’s life once again—it’s downright nostalgic! But with all the toying with magic she’s done BuffySeason10n1cvrlately, this girl should know it’s time for another game change . . . Shouldn’t she?

Writer: Christos Gage

Artist: Rebekah Isaacs

Colorist: Dan Jackson

Cover Artist: Steve Morris, Variants by Rebekah Isaacs

Buffy and the vampires have teamed up to take on the Zompires. These are the feral, zombie-like vampires that threaten to overrun the whole world if left unchecked. Since the vampires need people to drink, and Buffy likes people being around in general, they join forces in a little town overrun with the beasts.

Luckily, Willow has placed a magical quarantine on the town to keep everyone in. Yes, magic has been restored to the world, but it is a new magic, a harsh unrestrained magic that is completely different than anything Willow has ever seen. She is back to learning, and she needs to learn fast.

The rest of the gang is collecting the normal folks and taking them to safety if they can. Zander has a few tricks up his sleeve, if he can get his mind off of his relationship with Dawn, and the sudden ghostly appearance of his dead ex-fiancé. Is he going nuts? No matter, he’s still got a job to do.

Spike and Buffy are doing well, but they both know the vampires will turn on them once the zompires are all dealt with. They time it nicely though, and Buffy warns the vamps to scatter as the sun comes up over the horizon.

But the vamps don’t leave, and they don’t burst into flame. In fact, they start to transform into wolves, giant bats, and other forms. They are stronger and they attack, while Spike is forced to hide in the darkness. What will they do now? There are new rules, and Buffy doesn’t know them.

I loved this comic! With Rebekah Isaacs doing the artwork now and a great story by Christos Gage, I was drawn right into it. Once the vampires started showing some new classic powers it really got good. There were a lot of subplots going on and they kept them all going while still driving the main story forward. There are other surprises and a real TV episode feel to this one. I rate it a Don’t Miss!


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