Joss Whedon's Buffy and crew are confronted by a future Big Bad who has travelled to the present, intent on stealing the power of the Slayers, becoming all-powerful, and destroying the world as we know it!The lives of Buffy and the Scoobies haven't been too eventful for a while--at least as far as fighting demons and the forces of darkness are concerned. But that all changes...
|Title||:||Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning|
|Number of Pages||:||112 pages|
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning Reviews
Reading this was a labor of love. I knew it was the "end" of this iteration of Buffy and I wanted to see it through, but it wasn't as good as previous seasons. I'm a sucker for Buffy + Spike so their breakup probably effected my experience some. Moreso, the art wasn't as good and the story felt very rushed. Glad we at least had a few good seasons!
Loved the official Buffy canon comics, but this felt wayyyy too rushed.
It was great they addressed the flashback in Fray, but this battle was anything but epic. Illyria seriously could've beat a small army of second rate demons on her own, the same way she cleaned house with Wolfram & Harts in the alley during After the Fall without pushing herself into a portal, especially when she can make her own. So much was wrong with this, but its still a decent read and A for effort at the very least ...more
That felt like a definitive ending. I wonder if it really is. If so, The Reckoning was a good story to end with, even if some of the plot points bummed me out. A villain I never thought I’d see again showed up, and his goofy lines made me so happy. I felt a little lost because I hadn’t kept up with the Angel comics, but it wasn’t hard to get up to speed, even if I hate feeling like I missed part of the overall story. The artwork was good, and the cover art was spectacular as always.
What a great way to end the Buffy canon series. Rewriting Fray’s “history” and changing Willow’s future and the future of the Slayer line from what we saw in season 8. So sad it was only four issues. But so happy they were some of the most action packed and happy ending of four issues.
A fun continuation of the series, that feels like it sets things up for more stories going forward. Neat to see all the characters though. Miss this universe
A bit rushed, the way final seasons and their exposition bombs to set the scene always feel rushed. Lots of good stakes. Maybe jumped the shark on one of the small bads but we’ll see how it plays out.
Buffy's last stand!
I bought this in its single comic book issues, but I've chosen this TPB edition to make a better overall review.
This TPB edition collects "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer - Season 12 - The Reckoning" #1-4.
Writers: Joss Wheddon & Christos Gage
Illustrator: Georges Jeanty
Cover art: Stephanie Hans
THE END OF AN ERA
Dark Horse Comics were publishing Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (along with tons of other related titles) since 1998, and after 20 years, this massive journey ...more