#Comic #Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Retreat

buf6Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Retreat (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 #6)

Published: March 3rd 2010
: Dark Horse Books
E-Copy: 144 pages
Genre: Paranormal, Vampires
Next: – (Season 8, #7)
Source: Amazon
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More Buffy! I just cannot get enough of this series. In this volume Buffy and Willow are off to New York City because Willow is picking up something strange brewing there. When they get there, something strange does happen and Buffy gets sucked into the future! Some 200 years later and things do look different. For one there are flying cars which Buffy masters soon enough. There are also ‘still’ vampires, a slayer and people trying to kill Buffy as always. But there is also a new dialect and it is quite funny to figure out what they are saying. There is something else in the future that I didn’t expect and I really wish I knew the story behind this!!

Then back home there is an attack on the castle in Scotland. So Xander and Dawn have to fight off the intruders. Things are a little weird seeing as Dawn is no longer a giant… she is something much cooler now! Even Xander agrees with me. I found this part of the story more entertaining than the future Buffy situation. Somehow things dragged out a bit there.

Oh wait and my favorite issue was when Buffy goes back in time to her high school days. Everyone is still there. Cordelia and Angel. Oh I loved it! Just a shame it was so short, but fun nonetheless!

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This volume left me with more questions than answers and I can’t wait to find out more!

Illustrations: 4 stars
Story: 4 stars
Overall: 4 stars