Comic Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2 (BOOM! Studios)

Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer issue 2, from BOOM Studios, picks up where we left off with the first issue. Issue one has really caught on, and has had […]

Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer issue 2, from BOOM Studios, picks up where we left off with the first issue. Issue one has really caught on, and has had a THIRD printing!!

Buffy’s cast becomes more ‘fleshed out’ with issue 2 if you will excuse the expression. Say hello to Spike, Cordelia, and Drusilla! Meanwhile, the characters are fun, and their interactions are filled with high school teen angst. Everyone wants to be popular, and have a trouble-free existence. Hard to do in a town located at the mouth of Hell!

Writer Jordie Bellaire is handling the duties well. Issue 2 is a nicely paced introduction for new readers, coupled with the obligatory suspense and drama. The dialogue rings true as if lifted from the TV series. And I mean that as a compliment!

Dan Mora on art with Raul Angulo deliver the art in spades. It’s fun, atmospheric, spooky, but still restrained and enjoyable. It treads the comic territory it belongs in and doesn’t get overly gory or horrifying. Nice work!

BOOM Studios, Buffy The Vampire Slayer #2, $3.99 for 24 pages of comic content. Assume Teen rating

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!