Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Reckoning

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Reckoning

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 chang Joss Whedon's Buffy and crew are confronted by a future Big Bad who has travelled to the present, intent on stealing ...

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Title:Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Reckoning
Author:Joss Whedon
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:150670915X
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:112 pages pages

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Reckoning Reviews

  • Suvi
    Nov 29, 2018

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

  • Elizabeth (Miss Eliza)
    Jun 21, 2018

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

    ugh ...

    this was a decent ending. season 11 seems like an anomaly, in a way, this joins much more with season 10 (or 9? can't remember). season 11 I just didn't really buy - the government does a huge crackdown on the supernatural but then it's just a government rogue behind it all and they sa...

    Blergh. Not the ending I wanted! The art... bleh most of the time. And did we really need to pull in literally every character that ever existed? I'd have much preferred like a Buffy/Willow/Xander/Giles old school resolution or something. Anyway.... meh. :( ...

    I expected more of the Buffy comics same, but I didn't expect a full on sequel and wrap up to Fray. Definitely worth the read. ...

    This was just too short of a conclusion to Buffy at Dar Horse. Why couldn't they have tagged this onto Season 11, at least then it wouldn't have felt so abrupt. ...

    3.5 stars 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 b...

    Book source ~ Library Buffy and gang have been living their life in the wake of the last big near-apocalypse. Magical creatures are laying low and life is quiet. Buffy and Spike have broken up, Dawn and Xander are married with a baby and living in the burbs of San Fran, Giles is his...

    Honestly, Buffy and the Scoobies deserve better. The post-television comic seasons have certainly had their ups and downs, but the last couple were pretty great. I don?t know what happened to Georges Jeanty?s art since he was last on the book, but something certainly did. I loved h...

    Read in comic book form. So happy with Season 12, especially after the Giles miniseries debaucle. Season 12 had everything I love about the Buffy comics: fun cameos, the gang all together again, a happy ending...? (Well, about as happy as it can get for now in the Buffyverse.) ...

    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 s...

    This series deserved a better sendoff and probably would have gotten it had Christos Gage been left in charge of the story instead of Joss Whedon; had it been given more than four issues to wrap up; and had they kept Rebekah Isaacs in place as the artist instead of bringing back George...

    Really, that's how you end things Joss? ...

    It's all coming together! Giles is back to his old self, Buffy and Spike are finally over, sadly Angel and Illyria aren't... and Joss threw in a baby a la Angel season three... and of course Fray! ...

  • Michelle Morrell
    May 21, 2019

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

    ugh ...

    this was a decent ending. season 11 seems like an anomaly, in a way, this joins much more with season 10 (or 9? can't remember). season 11 I just didn't really buy - the government does a huge crackdown on the supernatural but then it's just a government rogue behind it all and they sa...

    Blergh. Not the ending I wanted! The art... bleh most of the time. And did we really need to pull in literally every character that ever existed? I'd have much preferred like a Buffy/Willow/Xander/Giles old school resolution or something. Anyway.... meh. :( ...

    I expected more of the Buffy comics same, but I didn't expect a full on sequel and wrap up to Fray. Definitely worth the read. ...

  • Kimberly
    Mar 21, 2019

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

    ugh ...

    this was a decent ending. season 11 seems like an anomaly, in a way, this joins much more with season 10 (or 9? can't remember). season 11 I just didn't really buy - the government does a huge crackdown on the supernatural but then it's just a government rogue behind it all and they sa...

    Blergh. Not the ending I wanted! The art... bleh most of the time. And did we really need to pull in literally every character that ever existed? I'd have much preferred like a Buffy/Willow/Xander/Giles old school resolution or something. Anyway.... meh. :( ...

    I expected more of the Buffy comics same, but I didn't expect a full on sequel and wrap up to Fray. Definitely worth the read. ...

    This was just too short of a conclusion to Buffy at Dar Horse. Why couldn't they have tagged this onto Season 11, at least then it wouldn't have felt so abrupt. ...

    3.5 stars 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 b...

    Book source ~ Library Buffy and gang have been living their life in the wake of the last big near-apocalypse. Magical creatures are laying low and life is quiet. Buffy and Spike have broken up, Dawn and Xander are married with a baby and living in the burbs of San Fran, Giles is his...

    Honestly, Buffy and the Scoobies deserve better. The post-television comic seasons have certainly had their ups and downs, but the last couple were pretty great. I don?t know what happened to Georges Jeanty?s art since he was last on the book, but something certainly did. I loved h...

    Read in comic book form. So happy with Season 12, especially after the Giles miniseries debaucle. Season 12 had everything I love about the Buffy comics: fun cameos, the gang all together again, a happy ending...? (Well, about as happy as it can get for now in the Buffyverse.) ...

    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 s...

    This series deserved a better sendoff and probably would have gotten it had Christos Gage been left in charge of the story instead of Joss Whedon; had it been given more than four issues to wrap up; and had they kept Rebekah Isaacs in place as the artist instead of bringing back George...

    Really, that's how you end things Joss? ...

    It's all coming together! Giles is back to his old self, Buffy and Spike are finally over, sadly Angel and Illyria aren't... and Joss threw in a baby a la Angel season three... and of course Fray! ...

    I have become a big fan of George Jeanty's Buffy art, plus this had the Joss Whedon touch. Unlike some of the comic seasons, it also had a bit of closure to it. I loved seeing Fray again - I would've like more of her in this comic. I liked the twist actually. Time travel tempts the ...

    - WOW I hated this art style, weird big heads and just awkward lineart the whole way through, only saving grace was the big panels for fight scenes, which is too bad because those were boring narratively. - The big bad? Not compelling, not worthy of the finale. The whole concept was ...

    I read the whole Volume, and was shocked that there is Only this #1 for the whole season. It is very unBuffy, but i am guessing it has something with the whole Dark Horse/Whedon/Buffy loss. I was a little disappointed in a few things such as the change in art work and *Slight Spoiler t...

    I've stood by the Dark Horse Buffy seasons up until this point. I watched as my beloved characters faced new and, often, improved big bads. Everything felt reasonably changed and altered from the TV series. Old scoobies and baddies returned, and new friends were introduced. The Angel &...

    I'm not quite sure how to rate this. It's somewhere between a 2 and 3 stars. Maybe 2.75? I was just really confused. I felt like I was dropped right into the middle of an ongoing story. Now I'll admit I haven't read all the Buffy/Angel/Faith/Giles/Fray and whatever other comics are ...

    Perhaps only a graphic novel could carry on in the tradition of Buffy some fifteen+ years later. The great thing about a graphic novel is that the characters never have to age, the special effects budget never has to curtain the writer's imagination, and the actors who inhabit the char...

    At first, I thought that the plot was moving way too fast and too much was skipped in order to jam in the big ending arc, due to Dark Horse canceling all its comics, but the last issue gave me lots of feels and made it back to a four star story for me. They left it open for the possibi...

    This is the end of Dark Horse's run with the Buffyverse. I got choked up but the story felt rushed. It's the shortest season. It's frenetic, forced, and didn't feel cohesive. I had to Google to make sure I didn't miss something between the end of season 11 and season 12. I did love see...

  • Alejandro
    Dec 31, 2018

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

  • Rebecca
    Jan 22, 2019

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

    ugh ...

    this was a decent ending. season 11 seems like an anomaly, in a way, this joins much more with season 10 (or 9? can't remember). season 11 I just didn't really buy - the government does a huge crackdown on the supernatural but then it's just a government rogue behind it all and they sa...

    Blergh. Not the ending I wanted! The art... bleh most of the time. And did we really need to pull in literally every character that ever existed? I'd have much preferred like a Buffy/Willow/Xander/Giles old school resolution or something. Anyway.... meh. :( ...

    I expected more of the Buffy comics same, but I didn't expect a full on sequel and wrap up to Fray. Definitely worth the read. ...

    This was just too short of a conclusion to Buffy at Dar Horse. Why couldn't they have tagged this onto Season 11, at least then it wouldn't have felt so abrupt. ...

    3.5 stars 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 b...

    Book source ~ Library Buffy and gang have been living their life in the wake of the last big near-apocalypse. Magical creatures are laying low and life is quiet. Buffy and Spike have broken up, Dawn and Xander are married with a baby and living in the burbs of San Fran, Giles is his...

    Honestly, Buffy and the Scoobies deserve better. The post-television comic seasons have certainly had their ups and downs, but the last couple were pretty great. I don?t know what happened to Georges Jeanty?s art since he was last on the book, but something certainly did. I loved h...

    Read in comic book form. So happy with Season 12, especially after the Giles miniseries debaucle. Season 12 had everything I love about the Buffy comics: fun cameos, the gang all together again, a happy ending...? (Well, about as happy as it can get for now in the Buffyverse.) ...

    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 s...

    This series deserved a better sendoff and probably would have gotten it had Christos Gage been left in charge of the story instead of Joss Whedon; had it been given more than four issues to wrap up; and had they kept Rebekah Isaacs in place as the artist instead of bringing back George...

  • Nina
    Jan 14, 2019

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

    ugh ...

    this was a decent ending. season 11 seems like an anomaly, in a way, this joins much more with season 10 (or 9? can't remember). season 11 I just didn't really buy - the government does a huge crackdown on the supernatural but then it's just a government rogue behind it all and they sa...

    Blergh. Not the ending I wanted! The art... bleh most of the time. And did we really need to pull in literally every character that ever existed? I'd have much preferred like a Buffy/Willow/Xander/Giles old school resolution or something. Anyway.... meh. :( ...

  • Lamadia
    Sep 20, 2018

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

    ugh ...

    this was a decent ending. season 11 seems like an anomaly, in a way, this joins much more with season 10 (or 9? can't remember). season 11 I just didn't really buy - the government does a huge crackdown on the supernatural but then it's just a government rogue behind it all and they sa...

    Blergh. Not the ending I wanted! The art... bleh most of the time. And did we really need to pull in literally every character that ever existed? I'd have much preferred like a Buffy/Willow/Xander/Giles old school resolution or something. Anyway.... meh. :( ...

    I expected more of the Buffy comics same, but I didn't expect a full on sequel and wrap up to Fray. Definitely worth the read. ...

    This was just too short of a conclusion to Buffy at Dar Horse. Why couldn't they have tagged this onto Season 11, at least then it wouldn't have felt so abrupt. ...

    3.5 stars 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 b...

    Book source ~ Library Buffy and gang have been living their life in the wake of the last big near-apocalypse. Magical creatures are laying low and life is quiet. Buffy and Spike have broken up, Dawn and Xander are married with a baby and living in the burbs of San Fran, Giles is his...

    Honestly, Buffy and the Scoobies deserve better. The post-television comic seasons have certainly had their ups and downs, but the last couple were pretty great. I don?t know what happened to Georges Jeanty?s art since he was last on the book, but something certainly did. I loved h...

    Read in comic book form. So happy with Season 12, especially after the Giles miniseries debaucle. Season 12 had everything I love about the Buffy comics: fun cameos, the gang all together again, a happy ending...? (Well, about as happy as it can get for now in the Buffyverse.) ...

    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 s...

    This series deserved a better sendoff and probably would have gotten it had Christos Gage been left in charge of the story instead of Joss Whedon; had it been given more than four issues to wrap up; and had they kept Rebekah Isaacs in place as the artist instead of bringing back George...

    Really, that's how you end things Joss? ...

    It's all coming together! Giles is back to his old self, Buffy and Spike are finally over, sadly Angel and Illyria aren't... and Joss threw in a baby a la Angel season three... and of course Fray! ...

    I have become a big fan of George Jeanty's Buffy art, plus this had the Joss Whedon touch. Unlike some of the comic seasons, it also had a bit of closure to it. I loved seeing Fray again - I would've like more of her in this comic. I liked the twist actually. Time travel tempts the ...

    - WOW I hated this art style, weird big heads and just awkward lineart the whole way through, only saving grace was the big panels for fight scenes, which is too bad because those were boring narratively. - The big bad? Not compelling, not worthy of the finale. The whole concept was ...

    I read the whole Volume, and was shocked that there is Only this #1 for the whole season. It is very unBuffy, but i am guessing it has something with the whole Dark Horse/Whedon/Buffy loss. I was a little disappointed in a few things such as the change in art work and *Slight Spoiler t...

    I've stood by the Dark Horse Buffy seasons up until this point. I watched as my beloved characters faced new and, often, improved big bads. Everything felt reasonably changed and altered from the TV series. Old scoobies and baddies returned, and new friends were introduced. The Angel &...

    I'm not quite sure how to rate this. It's somewhere between a 2 and 3 stars. Maybe 2.75? I was just really confused. I felt like I was dropped right into the middle of an ongoing story. Now I'll admit I haven't read all the Buffy/Angel/Faith/Giles/Fray and whatever other comics are ...

    Perhaps only a graphic novel could carry on in the tradition of Buffy some fifteen+ years later. The great thing about a graphic novel is that the characters never have to age, the special effects budget never has to curtain the writer's imagination, and the actors who inhabit the char...

    At first, I thought that the plot was moving way too fast and too much was skipped in order to jam in the big ending arc, due to Dark Horse canceling all its comics, but the last issue gave me lots of feels and made it back to a four star story for me. They left it open for the possibi...

  • Whitney
    Sep 29, 2018

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

    ugh ...

    this was a decent ending. season 11 seems like an anomaly, in a way, this joins much more with season 10 (or 9? can't remember). season 11 I just didn't really buy - the government does a huge crackdown on the supernatural but then it's just a government rogue behind it all and they sa...

    Blergh. Not the ending I wanted! The art... bleh most of the time. And did we really need to pull in literally every character that ever existed? I'd have much preferred like a Buffy/Willow/Xander/Giles old school resolution or something. Anyway.... meh. :( ...

    I expected more of the Buffy comics same, but I didn't expect a full on sequel and wrap up to Fray. Definitely worth the read. ...

    This was just too short of a conclusion to Buffy at Dar Horse. Why couldn't they have tagged this onto Season 11, at least then it wouldn't have felt so abrupt. ...

    3.5 stars 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 b...

    Book source ~ Library Buffy and gang have been living their life in the wake of the last big near-apocalypse. Magical creatures are laying low and life is quiet. Buffy and Spike have broken up, Dawn and Xander are married with a baby and living in the burbs of San Fran, Giles is his...

    Honestly, Buffy and the Scoobies deserve better. The post-television comic seasons have certainly had their ups and downs, but the last couple were pretty great. I don?t know what happened to Georges Jeanty?s art since he was last on the book, but something certainly did. I loved h...

    Read in comic book form. So happy with Season 12, especially after the Giles miniseries debaucle. Season 12 had everything I love about the Buffy comics: fun cameos, the gang all together again, a happy ending...? (Well, about as happy as it can get for now in the Buffyverse.) ...

  • Holly
    Sep 24, 2018

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

    ugh ...

    this was a decent ending. season 11 seems like an anomaly, in a way, this joins much more with season 10 (or 9? can't remember). season 11 I just didn't really buy - the government does a huge crackdown on the supernatural but then it's just a government rogue behind it all and they sa...

    Blergh. Not the ending I wanted! The art... bleh most of the time. And did we really need to pull in literally every character that ever existed? I'd have much preferred like a Buffy/Willow/Xander/Giles old school resolution or something. Anyway.... meh. :( ...

    I expected more of the Buffy comics same, but I didn't expect a full on sequel and wrap up to Fray. Definitely worth the read. ...

    This was just too short of a conclusion to Buffy at Dar Horse. Why couldn't they have tagged this onto Season 11, at least then it wouldn't have felt so abrupt. ...

    3.5 stars 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 b...

    Book source ~ Library Buffy and gang have been living their life in the wake of the last big near-apocalypse. Magical creatures are laying low and life is quiet. Buffy and Spike have broken up, Dawn and Xander are married with a baby and living in the burbs of San Fran, Giles is his...

    Honestly, Buffy and the Scoobies deserve better. The post-television comic seasons have certainly had their ups and downs, but the last couple were pretty great. I don?t know what happened to Georges Jeanty?s art since he was last on the book, but something certainly did. I loved h...

    Read in comic book form. So happy with Season 12, especially after the Giles miniseries debaucle. Season 12 had everything I love about the Buffy comics: fun cameos, the gang all together again, a happy ending...? (Well, about as happy as it can get for now in the Buffyverse.) ...

    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 s...

    This series deserved a better sendoff and probably would have gotten it had Christos Gage been left in charge of the story instead of Joss Whedon; had it been given more than four issues to wrap up; and had they kept Rebekah Isaacs in place as the artist instead of bringing back George...

    Really, that's how you end things Joss? ...

    It's all coming together! Giles is back to his old self, Buffy and Spike are finally over, sadly Angel and Illyria aren't... and Joss threw in a baby a la Angel season three... and of course Fray! ...

    I have become a big fan of George Jeanty's Buffy art, plus this had the Joss Whedon touch. Unlike some of the comic seasons, it also had a bit of closure to it. I loved seeing Fray again - I would've like more of her in this comic. I liked the twist actually. Time travel tempts the ...

    - WOW I hated this art style, weird big heads and just awkward lineart the whole way through, only saving grace was the big panels for fight scenes, which is too bad because those were boring narratively. - The big bad? Not compelling, not worthy of the finale. The whole concept was ...

    I read the whole Volume, and was shocked that there is Only this #1 for the whole season. It is very unBuffy, but i am guessing it has something with the whole Dark Horse/Whedon/Buffy loss. I was a little disappointed in a few things such as the change in art work and *Slight Spoiler t...

    I've stood by the Dark Horse Buffy seasons up until this point. I watched as my beloved characters faced new and, often, improved big bads. Everything felt reasonably changed and altered from the TV series. Old scoobies and baddies returned, and new friends were introduced. The Angel &...

    I'm not quite sure how to rate this. It's somewhere between a 2 and 3 stars. Maybe 2.75? I was just really confused. I felt like I was dropped right into the middle of an ongoing story. Now I'll admit I haven't read all the Buffy/Angel/Faith/Giles/Fray and whatever other comics are ...

    Perhaps only a graphic novel could carry on in the tradition of Buffy some fifteen+ years later. The great thing about a graphic novel is that the characters never have to age, the special effects budget never has to curtain the writer's imagination, and the actors who inhabit the char...

    At first, I thought that the plot was moving way too fast and too much was skipped in order to jam in the big ending arc, due to Dark Horse canceling all its comics, but the last issue gave me lots of feels and made it back to a four star story for me. They left it open for the possibi...

    This is the end of Dark Horse's run with the Buffyverse. I got choked up but the story felt rushed. It's the shortest season. It's frenetic, forced, and didn't feel cohesive. I had to Google to make sure I didn't miss something between the end of season 11 and season 12. I did love see...

    Overall, the comics? finale was a bit like the comics themselves, a mixed bag. There?s a sense of being underwhelmed, because there?s just no match to the cinematic sense of hope and change ?Chosen? had, or even the dramatic heartbreak and sacrifice of ?The Gift?. But, t...

  • Avi Grundner
    Aug 05, 2019

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

    ugh ...

    this was a decent ending. season 11 seems like an anomaly, in a way, this joins much more with season 10 (or 9? can't remember). season 11 I just didn't really buy - the government does a huge crackdown on the supernatural but then it's just a government rogue behind it all and they sa...

    Blergh. Not the ending I wanted! The art... bleh most of the time. And did we really need to pull in literally every character that ever existed? I'd have much preferred like a Buffy/Willow/Xander/Giles old school resolution or something. Anyway.... meh. :( ...

    I expected more of the Buffy comics same, but I didn't expect a full on sequel and wrap up to Fray. Definitely worth the read. ...

    This was just too short of a conclusion to Buffy at Dar Horse. Why couldn't they have tagged this onto Season 11, at least then it wouldn't have felt so abrupt. ...

    3.5 stars 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 b...

    Book source ~ Library Buffy and gang have been living their life in the wake of the last big near-apocalypse. Magical creatures are laying low and life is quiet. Buffy and Spike have broken up, Dawn and Xander are married with a baby and living in the burbs of San Fran, Giles is his...

    Honestly, Buffy and the Scoobies deserve better. The post-television comic seasons have certainly had their ups and downs, but the last couple were pretty great. I don?t know what happened to Georges Jeanty?s art since he was last on the book, but something certainly did. I loved h...

    Read in comic book form. So happy with Season 12, especially after the Giles miniseries debaucle. Season 12 had everything I love about the Buffy comics: fun cameos, the gang all together again, a happy ending...? (Well, about as happy as it can get for now in the Buffyverse.) ...

    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 s...

    This series deserved a better sendoff and probably would have gotten it had Christos Gage been left in charge of the story instead of Joss Whedon; had it been given more than four issues to wrap up; and had they kept Rebekah Isaacs in place as the artist instead of bringing back George...

    Really, that's how you end things Joss? ...

    It's all coming together! Giles is back to his old self, Buffy and Spike are finally over, sadly Angel and Illyria aren't... and Joss threw in a baby a la Angel season three... and of course Fray! ...

    I have become a big fan of George Jeanty's Buffy art, plus this had the Joss Whedon touch. Unlike some of the comic seasons, it also had a bit of closure to it. I loved seeing Fray again - I would've like more of her in this comic. I liked the twist actually. Time travel tempts the ...

    - WOW I hated this art style, weird big heads and just awkward lineart the whole way through, only saving grace was the big panels for fight scenes, which is too bad because those were boring narratively. - The big bad? Not compelling, not worthy of the finale. The whole concept was ...

  • Emily
    Jan 13, 2019

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

    ugh ...

    this was a decent ending. season 11 seems like an anomaly, in a way, this joins much more with season 10 (or 9? can't remember). season 11 I just didn't really buy - the government does a huge crackdown on the supernatural but then it's just a government rogue behind it all and they sa...

    Blergh. Not the ending I wanted! The art... bleh most of the time. And did we really need to pull in literally every character that ever existed? I'd have much preferred like a Buffy/Willow/Xander/Giles old school resolution or something. Anyway.... meh. :( ...

    I expected more of the Buffy comics same, but I didn't expect a full on sequel and wrap up to Fray. Definitely worth the read. ...

    This was just too short of a conclusion to Buffy at Dar Horse. Why couldn't they have tagged this onto Season 11, at least then it wouldn't have felt so abrupt. ...

    3.5 stars 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 b...

  • A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
    Feb 14, 2019

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

    ugh ...

    this was a decent ending. season 11 seems like an anomaly, in a way, this joins much more with season 10 (or 9? can't remember). season 11 I just didn't really buy - the government does a huge crackdown on the supernatural but then it's just a government rogue behind it all and they sa...

    Blergh. Not the ending I wanted! The art... bleh most of the time. And did we really need to pull in literally every character that ever existed? I'd have much preferred like a Buffy/Willow/Xander/Giles old school resolution or something. Anyway.... meh. :( ...

    I expected more of the Buffy comics same, but I didn't expect a full on sequel and wrap up to Fray. Definitely worth the read. ...

    This was just too short of a conclusion to Buffy at Dar Horse. Why couldn't they have tagged this onto Season 11, at least then it wouldn't have felt so abrupt. ...

    3.5 stars 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 b...

    Book source ~ Library Buffy and gang have been living their life in the wake of the last big near-apocalypse. Magical creatures are laying low and life is quiet. Buffy and Spike have broken up, Dawn and Xander are married with a baby and living in the burbs of San Fran, Giles is his...

  • Christian
    Jan 22, 2019

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

  • Olivia
    Nov 29, 2018

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

    ugh ...

    this was a decent ending. season 11 seems like an anomaly, in a way, this joins much more with season 10 (or 9? can't remember). season 11 I just didn't really buy - the government does a huge crackdown on the supernatural but then it's just a government rogue behind it all and they sa...

    Blergh. Not the ending I wanted! The art... bleh most of the time. And did we really need to pull in literally every character that ever existed? I'd have much preferred like a Buffy/Willow/Xander/Giles old school resolution or something. Anyway.... meh. :( ...

    I expected more of the Buffy comics same, but I didn't expect a full on sequel and wrap up to Fray. Definitely worth the read. ...

    This was just too short of a conclusion to Buffy at Dar Horse. Why couldn't they have tagged this onto Season 11, at least then it wouldn't have felt so abrupt. ...

    3.5 stars 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 b...

    Book source ~ Library Buffy and gang have been living their life in the wake of the last big near-apocalypse. Magical creatures are laying low and life is quiet. Buffy and Spike have broken up, Dawn and Xander are married with a baby and living in the burbs of San Fran, Giles is his...

    Honestly, Buffy and the Scoobies deserve better. The post-television comic seasons have certainly had their ups and downs, but the last couple were pretty great. I don?t know what happened to Georges Jeanty?s art since he was last on the book, but something certainly did. I loved h...

    Read in comic book form. So happy with Season 12, especially after the Giles miniseries debaucle. Season 12 had everything I love about the Buffy comics: fun cameos, the gang all together again, a happy ending...? (Well, about as happy as it can get for now in the Buffyverse.) ...

    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 s...

  • Kristin Kern
    Oct 04, 2018

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

    ugh ...

    this was a decent ending. season 11 seems like an anomaly, in a way, this joins much more with season 10 (or 9? can't remember). season 11 I just didn't really buy - the government does a huge crackdown on the supernatural but then it's just a government rogue behind it all and they sa...

    Blergh. Not the ending I wanted! The art... bleh most of the time. And did we really need to pull in literally every character that ever existed? I'd have much preferred like a Buffy/Willow/Xander/Giles old school resolution or something. Anyway.... meh. :( ...

    I expected more of the Buffy comics same, but I didn't expect a full on sequel and wrap up to Fray. Definitely worth the read. ...

    This was just too short of a conclusion to Buffy at Dar Horse. Why couldn't they have tagged this onto Season 11, at least then it wouldn't have felt so abrupt. ...

    3.5 stars 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 b...

    Book source ~ Library Buffy and gang have been living their life in the wake of the last big near-apocalypse. Magical creatures are laying low and life is quiet. Buffy and Spike have broken up, Dawn and Xander are married with a baby and living in the burbs of San Fran, Giles is his...

    Honestly, Buffy and the Scoobies deserve better. The post-television comic seasons have certainly had their ups and downs, but the last couple were pretty great. I don?t know what happened to Georges Jeanty?s art since he was last on the book, but something certainly did. I loved h...

    Read in comic book form. So happy with Season 12, especially after the Giles miniseries debaucle. Season 12 had everything I love about the Buffy comics: fun cameos, the gang all together again, a happy ending...? (Well, about as happy as it can get for now in the Buffyverse.) ...

    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 s...

    This series deserved a better sendoff and probably would have gotten it had Christos Gage been left in charge of the story instead of Joss Whedon; had it been given more than four issues to wrap up; and had they kept Rebekah Isaacs in place as the artist instead of bringing back George...

    Really, that's how you end things Joss? ...

  • Jessica
    Jan 12, 2019

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

    ugh ...

    this was a decent ending. season 11 seems like an anomaly, in a way, this joins much more with season 10 (or 9? can't remember). season 11 I just didn't really buy - the government does a huge crackdown on the supernatural but then it's just a government rogue behind it all and they sa...

    Blergh. Not the ending I wanted! The art... bleh most of the time. And did we really need to pull in literally every character that ever existed? I'd have much preferred like a Buffy/Willow/Xander/Giles old school resolution or something. Anyway.... meh. :( ...

    I expected more of the Buffy comics same, but I didn't expect a full on sequel and wrap up to Fray. Definitely worth the read. ...

    This was just too short of a conclusion to Buffy at Dar Horse. Why couldn't they have tagged this onto Season 11, at least then it wouldn't have felt so abrupt. ...

    3.5 stars 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 b...

    Book source ~ Library Buffy and gang have been living their life in the wake of the last big near-apocalypse. Magical creatures are laying low and life is quiet. Buffy and Spike have broken up, Dawn and Xander are married with a baby and living in the burbs of San Fran, Giles is his...

    Honestly, Buffy and the Scoobies deserve better. The post-television comic seasons have certainly had their ups and downs, but the last couple were pretty great. I don?t know what happened to Georges Jeanty?s art since he was last on the book, but something certainly did. I loved h...

    Read in comic book form. So happy with Season 12, especially after the Giles miniseries debaucle. Season 12 had everything I love about the Buffy comics: fun cameos, the gang all together again, a happy ending...? (Well, about as happy as it can get for now in the Buffyverse.) ...

    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 s...

    This series deserved a better sendoff and probably would have gotten it had Christos Gage been left in charge of the story instead of Joss Whedon; had it been given more than four issues to wrap up; and had they kept Rebekah Isaacs in place as the artist instead of bringing back George...

    Really, that's how you end things Joss? ...

    It's all coming together! Giles is back to his old self, Buffy and Spike are finally over, sadly Angel and Illyria aren't... and Joss threw in a baby a la Angel season three... and of course Fray! ...

    I have become a big fan of George Jeanty's Buffy art, plus this had the Joss Whedon touch. Unlike some of the comic seasons, it also had a bit of closure to it. I loved seeing Fray again - I would've like more of her in this comic. I liked the twist actually. Time travel tempts the ...

    - WOW I hated this art style, weird big heads and just awkward lineart the whole way through, only saving grace was the big panels for fight scenes, which is too bad because those were boring narratively. - The big bad? Not compelling, not worthy of the finale. The whole concept was ...

    I read the whole Volume, and was shocked that there is Only this #1 for the whole season. It is very unBuffy, but i am guessing it has something with the whole Dark Horse/Whedon/Buffy loss. I was a little disappointed in a few things such as the change in art work and *Slight Spoiler t...

    I've stood by the Dark Horse Buffy seasons up until this point. I watched as my beloved characters faced new and, often, improved big bads. Everything felt reasonably changed and altered from the TV series. Old scoobies and baddies returned, and new friends were introduced. The Angel &...

  • Ivy
    Jul 06, 2018

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

  • Rosie
    Jan 05, 2019

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

    ugh ...

    this was a decent ending. season 11 seems like an anomaly, in a way, this joins much more with season 10 (or 9? can't remember). season 11 I just didn't really buy - the government does a huge crackdown on the supernatural but then it's just a government rogue behind it all and they sa...

    Blergh. Not the ending I wanted! The art... bleh most of the time. And did we really need to pull in literally every character that ever existed? I'd have much preferred like a Buffy/Willow/Xander/Giles old school resolution or something. Anyway.... meh. :( ...

    I expected more of the Buffy comics same, but I didn't expect a full on sequel and wrap up to Fray. Definitely worth the read. ...

    This was just too short of a conclusion to Buffy at Dar Horse. Why couldn't they have tagged this onto Season 11, at least then it wouldn't have felt so abrupt. ...

    3.5 stars 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 b...

    Book source ~ Library Buffy and gang have been living their life in the wake of the last big near-apocalypse. Magical creatures are laying low and life is quiet. Buffy and Spike have broken up, Dawn and Xander are married with a baby and living in the burbs of San Fran, Giles is his...

    Honestly, Buffy and the Scoobies deserve better. The post-television comic seasons have certainly had their ups and downs, but the last couple were pretty great. I don?t know what happened to Georges Jeanty?s art since he was last on the book, but something certainly did. I loved h...

    Read in comic book form. So happy with Season 12, especially after the Giles miniseries debaucle. Season 12 had everything I love about the Buffy comics: fun cameos, the gang all together again, a happy ending...? (Well, about as happy as it can get for now in the Buffyverse.) ...

    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 s...

    This series deserved a better sendoff and probably would have gotten it had Christos Gage been left in charge of the story instead of Joss Whedon; had it been given more than four issues to wrap up; and had they kept Rebekah Isaacs in place as the artist instead of bringing back George...

    Really, that's how you end things Joss? ...

    It's all coming together! Giles is back to his old self, Buffy and Spike are finally over, sadly Angel and Illyria aren't... and Joss threw in a baby a la Angel season three... and of course Fray! ...

    I have become a big fan of George Jeanty's Buffy art, plus this had the Joss Whedon touch. Unlike some of the comic seasons, it also had a bit of closure to it. I loved seeing Fray again - I would've like more of her in this comic. I liked the twist actually. Time travel tempts the ...

  • Ryan
    Sep 27, 2018

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

  • Chante
    Aug 09, 2019

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

    ugh ...

    this was a decent ending. season 11 seems like an anomaly, in a way, this joins much more with season 10 (or 9? can't remember). season 11 I just didn't really buy - the government does a huge crackdown on the supernatural but then it's just a government rogue behind it all and they sa...

    Blergh. Not the ending I wanted! The art... bleh most of the time. And did we really need to pull in literally every character that ever existed? I'd have much preferred like a Buffy/Willow/Xander/Giles old school resolution or something. Anyway.... meh. :( ...

    I expected more of the Buffy comics same, but I didn't expect a full on sequel and wrap up to Fray. Definitely worth the read. ...

    This was just too short of a conclusion to Buffy at Dar Horse. Why couldn't they have tagged this onto Season 11, at least then it wouldn't have felt so abrupt. ...

    3.5 stars 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 b...

    Book source ~ Library Buffy and gang have been living their life in the wake of the last big near-apocalypse. Magical creatures are laying low and life is quiet. Buffy and Spike have broken up, Dawn and Xander are married with a baby and living in the burbs of San Fran, Giles is his...

    Honestly, Buffy and the Scoobies deserve better. The post-television comic seasons have certainly had their ups and downs, but the last couple were pretty great. I don?t know what happened to Georges Jeanty?s art since he was last on the book, but something certainly did. I loved h...

    Read in comic book form. So happy with Season 12, especially after the Giles miniseries debaucle. Season 12 had everything I love about the Buffy comics: fun cameos, the gang all together again, a happy ending...? (Well, about as happy as it can get for now in the Buffyverse.) ...

    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 s...

    This series deserved a better sendoff and probably would have gotten it had Christos Gage been left in charge of the story instead of Joss Whedon; had it been given more than four issues to wrap up; and had they kept Rebekah Isaacs in place as the artist instead of bringing back George...

    Really, that's how you end things Joss? ...

    It's all coming together! Giles is back to his old self, Buffy and Spike are finally over, sadly Angel and Illyria aren't... and Joss threw in a baby a la Angel season three... and of course Fray! ...

    I have become a big fan of George Jeanty's Buffy art, plus this had the Joss Whedon touch. Unlike some of the comic seasons, it also had a bit of closure to it. I loved seeing Fray again - I would've like more of her in this comic. I liked the twist actually. Time travel tempts the ...

    - WOW I hated this art style, weird big heads and just awkward lineart the whole way through, only saving grace was the big panels for fight scenes, which is too bad because those were boring narratively. - The big bad? Not compelling, not worthy of the finale. The whole concept was ...

    I read the whole Volume, and was shocked that there is Only this #1 for the whole season. It is very unBuffy, but i am guessing it has something with the whole Dark Horse/Whedon/Buffy loss. I was a little disappointed in a few things such as the change in art work and *Slight Spoiler t...

  • TJ
    Sep 19, 2018

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

  • Samantha
    Jul 07, 2019

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

    ugh ...

    this was a decent ending. season 11 seems like an anomaly, in a way, this joins much more with season 10 (or 9? can't remember). season 11 I just didn't really buy - the government does a huge crackdown on the supernatural but then it's just a government rogue behind it all and they sa...

  • Sam (she_who_reads_)
    Feb 02, 2019

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

  • Peace
    Apr 17, 2019

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

    ugh ...

  • Edward Davies
    May 23, 2019

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

    ugh ...

    this was a decent ending. season 11 seems like an anomaly, in a way, this joins much more with season 10 (or 9? can't remember). season 11 I just didn't really buy - the government does a huge crackdown on the supernatural but then it's just a government rogue behind it all and they sa...

    Blergh. Not the ending I wanted! The art... bleh most of the time. And did we really need to pull in literally every character that ever existed? I'd have much preferred like a Buffy/Willow/Xander/Giles old school resolution or something. Anyway.... meh. :( ...

    I expected more of the Buffy comics same, but I didn't expect a full on sequel and wrap up to Fray. Definitely worth the read. ...

    This was just too short of a conclusion to Buffy at Dar Horse. Why couldn't they have tagged this onto Season 11, at least then it wouldn't have felt so abrupt. ...

  • Jamie
    Oct 28, 2018

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

    ugh ...

    this was a decent ending. season 11 seems like an anomaly, in a way, this joins much more with season 10 (or 9? can't remember). season 11 I just didn't really buy - the government does a huge crackdown on the supernatural but then it's just a government rogue behind it all and they sa...

    Blergh. Not the ending I wanted! The art... bleh most of the time. And did we really need to pull in literally every character that ever existed? I'd have much preferred like a Buffy/Willow/Xander/Giles old school resolution or something. Anyway.... meh. :( ...

    I expected more of the Buffy comics same, but I didn't expect a full on sequel and wrap up to Fray. Definitely worth the read. ...

    This was just too short of a conclusion to Buffy at Dar Horse. Why couldn't they have tagged this onto Season 11, at least then it wouldn't have felt so abrupt. ...

    3.5 stars 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 b...

    Book source ~ Library Buffy and gang have been living their life in the wake of the last big near-apocalypse. Magical creatures are laying low and life is quiet. Buffy and Spike have broken up, Dawn and Xander are married with a baby and living in the burbs of San Fran, Giles is his...

    Honestly, Buffy and the Scoobies deserve better. The post-television comic seasons have certainly had their ups and downs, but the last couple were pretty great. I don?t know what happened to Georges Jeanty?s art since he was last on the book, but something certainly did. I loved h...

  • Artemy
    Sep 25, 2018

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

  • Todd Hogan
    Mar 24, 2019

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

    ugh ...

    this was a decent ending. season 11 seems like an anomaly, in a way, this joins much more with season 10 (or 9? can't remember). season 11 I just didn't really buy - the government does a huge crackdown on the supernatural but then it's just a government rogue behind it all and they sa...

    Blergh. Not the ending I wanted! The art... bleh most of the time. And did we really need to pull in literally every character that ever existed? I'd have much preferred like a Buffy/Willow/Xander/Giles old school resolution or something. Anyway.... meh. :( ...

    I expected more of the Buffy comics same, but I didn't expect a full on sequel and wrap up to Fray. Definitely worth the read. ...

    This was just too short of a conclusion to Buffy at Dar Horse. Why couldn't they have tagged this onto Season 11, at least then it wouldn't have felt so abrupt. ...

    3.5 stars 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 b...

    Book source ~ Library Buffy and gang have been living their life in the wake of the last big near-apocalypse. Magical creatures are laying low and life is quiet. Buffy and Spike have broken up, Dawn and Xander are married with a baby and living in the burbs of San Fran, Giles is his...

    Honestly, Buffy and the Scoobies deserve better. The post-television comic seasons have certainly had their ups and downs, but the last couple were pretty great. I don?t know what happened to Georges Jeanty?s art since he was last on the book, but something certainly did. I loved h...

    Read in comic book form. So happy with Season 12, especially after the Giles miniseries debaucle. Season 12 had everything I love about the Buffy comics: fun cameos, the gang all together again, a happy ending...? (Well, about as happy as it can get for now in the Buffyverse.) ...

    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 s...

    This series deserved a better sendoff and probably would have gotten it had Christos Gage been left in charge of the story instead of Joss Whedon; had it been given more than four issues to wrap up; and had they kept Rebekah Isaacs in place as the artist instead of bringing back George...

    Really, that's how you end things Joss? ...

    It's all coming together! Giles is back to his old self, Buffy and Spike are finally over, sadly Angel and Illyria aren't... and Joss threw in a baby a la Angel season three... and of course Fray! ...

    I have become a big fan of George Jeanty's Buffy art, plus this had the Joss Whedon touch. Unlike some of the comic seasons, it also had a bit of closure to it. I loved seeing Fray again - I would've like more of her in this comic. I liked the twist actually. Time travel tempts the ...

    - WOW I hated this art style, weird big heads and just awkward lineart the whole way through, only saving grace was the big panels for fight scenes, which is too bad because those were boring narratively. - The big bad? Not compelling, not worthy of the finale. The whole concept was ...

    I read the whole Volume, and was shocked that there is Only this #1 for the whole season. It is very unBuffy, but i am guessing it has something with the whole Dark Horse/Whedon/Buffy loss. I was a little disappointed in a few things such as the change in art work and *Slight Spoiler t...

    I've stood by the Dark Horse Buffy seasons up until this point. I watched as my beloved characters faced new and, often, improved big bads. Everything felt reasonably changed and altered from the TV series. Old scoobies and baddies returned, and new friends were introduced. The Angel &...

    I'm not quite sure how to rate this. It's somewhere between a 2 and 3 stars. Maybe 2.75? I was just really confused. I felt like I was dropped right into the middle of an ongoing story. Now I'll admit I haven't read all the Buffy/Angel/Faith/Giles/Fray and whatever other comics are ...

    Perhaps only a graphic novel could carry on in the tradition of Buffy some fifteen+ years later. The great thing about a graphic novel is that the characters never have to age, the special effects budget never has to curtain the writer's imagination, and the actors who inhabit the char...

  • Lily
    Jul 03, 2019

    Okay, there?s too much to unpack here. Let?s talk about how this comic broke my heart in too many ways. Heartbreak #1: It's all over Buffy has been living in the Dark Horse comics for 11 years. That's four whole years more than the TV show got. It wasn't just a continuation of ...

    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. Creative Team: Writers: Joss Wheddon & Ch...

    This was a sudden and rushed ending to the Buffy comics seasons, which the writers have been open about because of behind the scenes things, and it definitely reads that way. It also has the misfortune of following up some of the worst runs in the series history, Angel and Giles Season...

    Wow. Not the ending Dark Horse's Buffyverse needed or deserved. I agree with others that everything felt way too rushed. It seems like in his cockiness Whedon brought characters back and changed character relationships without rhyme or reason and slapped a completely lackluster plot on...

    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...

    5 ? Nice to see how Buffy and the game have been doing. Sad that Buffy and Spike broke up again. Interesting that Dawn and Xander now have a baby. Hope that they will be able to stop Harth. ...

    So apparently Dark Horse has lost the rights to Whedon properties which doesn't really explain No Power in the Verse since that had a cliffhanger suggesting that they expected to write more, but it does explain this mess of a comic. I picked this comic up because it's the last one ...

    Started a little slow, but by the halfway point I was hooked! This was a great conclusion to the comic series, although I?m also devastated there won?t be more!! I?m very much not a fan of the art style though- I found it really hard to connect to the characters because of it, bu...

    ugh ...

    this was a decent ending. season 11 seems like an anomaly, in a way, this joins much more with season 10 (or 9? can't remember). season 11 I just didn't really buy - the government does a huge crackdown on the supernatural but then it's just a government rogue behind it all and they sa...

    Blergh. Not the ending I wanted! The art... bleh most of the time. And did we really need to pull in literally every character that ever existed? I'd have much preferred like a Buffy/Willow/Xander/Giles old school resolution or something. Anyway.... meh. :( ...

    I expected more of the Buffy comics same, but I didn't expect a full on sequel and wrap up to Fray. Definitely worth the read. ...

    This was just too short of a conclusion to Buffy at Dar Horse. Why couldn't they have tagged this onto Season 11, at least then it wouldn't have felt so abrupt. ...

    3.5 stars 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 b...

    Book source ~ Library Buffy and gang have been living their life in the wake of the last big near-apocalypse. Magical creatures are laying low and life is quiet. Buffy and Spike have broken up, Dawn and Xander are married with a baby and living in the burbs of San Fran, Giles is his...

    Honestly, Buffy and the Scoobies deserve better. The post-television comic seasons have certainly had their ups and downs, but the last couple were pretty great. I don?t know what happened to Georges Jeanty?s art since he was last on the book, but something certainly did. I loved h...

    Read in comic book form. So happy with Season 12, especially after the Giles miniseries debaucle. Season 12 had everything I love about the Buffy comics: fun cameos, the gang all together again, a happy ending...? (Well, about as happy as it can get for now in the Buffyverse.) ...

    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 s...

    This series deserved a better sendoff and probably would have gotten it had Christos Gage been left in charge of the story instead of Joss Whedon; had it been given more than four issues to wrap up; and had they kept Rebekah Isaacs in place as the artist instead of bringing back George...

    Really, that's how you end things Joss? ...

    It's all coming together! Giles is back to his old self, Buffy and Spike are finally over, sadly Angel and Illyria aren't... and Joss threw in a baby a la Angel season three... and of course Fray! ...

    I have become a big fan of George Jeanty's Buffy art, plus this had the Joss Whedon touch. Unlike some of the comic seasons, it also had a bit of closure to it. I loved seeing Fray again - I would've like more of her in this comic. I liked the twist actually. Time travel tempts the ...

    - WOW I hated this art style, weird big heads and just awkward lineart the whole way through, only saving grace was the big panels for fight scenes, which is too bad because those were boring narratively. - The big bad? Not compelling, not worthy of the finale. The whole concept was ...

    I read the whole Volume, and was shocked that there is Only this #1 for the whole season. It is very unBuffy, but i am guessing it has something with the whole Dark Horse/Whedon/Buffy loss. I was a little disappointed in a few things such as the change in art work and *Slight Spoiler t...

    I've stood by the Dark Horse Buffy seasons up until this point. I watched as my beloved characters faced new and, often, improved big bads. Everything felt reasonably changed and altered from the TV series. Old scoobies and baddies returned, and new friends were introduced. The Angel &...

    I'm not quite sure how to rate this. It's somewhere between a 2 and 3 stars. Maybe 2.75? I was just really confused. I felt like I was dropped right into the middle of an ongoing story. Now I'll admit I haven't read all the Buffy/Angel/Faith/Giles/Fray and whatever other comics are ...