Very mediocre review for a very mediocre volume. Come on, Buff, give more in the next one!. Disappointing volume VI.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Retreat (Season 8, Volume 6)Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Retreat by Jane Espenson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The humor is exquisite as usual but the rest is rushed. Very, very rushed. But also kinda boring. I know, I know, it sounds paradoxical, and not just because rushed and boring look like opposites. Also because Buffy and boring can’t be used in the same sentence... or that was what I thought. So maybe the definition of this volume is... messy? Could be. I’m a bit disappointed.

So... without spoilers... there’s an huge battle I didn’t care about and a love affair that looked a bit cringing at first sight but bearable... I guess... maybe even appealing at some point? I don’t know yet.

This pic is a bit spoiler-ish because an old character is in it but these guys together deserved the caption.



And I’m not criticizing the art, but sometimes, it was difficult to know who was who. Mostly with Dawn. I had trouble identifying her. Not here, look at this beauty:



I’m done, I’m just showing random pics here and there, so I’ll jump into the next with hope, faith (pun intended) and my fingers crossed. I have the Spanish version of volume VII so I’m super excited and also... please, look at this cover *sighs* (the Spike idea was all mine, but look how he’s staring at them)



I´ll let you know! in the meanwhile, if you read Vol. VI, good luck! and I hope you like it more than I did.


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