Review – Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #2 Freefall Part 2
Script: Andrew Chambliss
Pencils: Georges Jeanty
Inks: Dexter Vines
Colors: Michelle Madsen
Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft’s Jimmy Betancourt
Cover: Steve Morris
Alternate Cover: Georges Jeanty
Executive Producer: Joss Whedon
Published By: Dark Horse Comics
A quick recap of Freefall Part 1, we find Buffy attempting to start a new life in San Fransisco as she tries to find and understand her place in the world. Buffy is also battling some of her fiercest enemies yet, bill collectors! Most importantly though, she is struggling with the destruction of the seed and the repercussions that it is having on the world and her friends. In issue #2 Georges Jeanty’s artwork is superb and captures the nuances of the characters in a remarkable way. His work really helps to put the final touches on the emotions that Buffy and the Scoobies are feeling.
In Freefall Part 2 we find Buffy still struggling with her place in the world and what she wants to do with her life. Still seeing the ramifications from the lack of magic in the world, she is still doing her best to not deal with it. Buffy is at a crossroads wishing that she could just be normal and not have to be the defender of the world. This time though she not only has to deal with demony types trying to get her, she now has regular old humans after her too.
We have appearances by the whole crew and have Spike doing what he does best, being sarcastic and, above all, having Buffy’s back. We also see Xander and Dawn being kind of thoughtless and downright jerky to Buffy, especially considering that they would be dead many times over if not for her. I really hope this entire Xander and Dawn dating storyline wraps up soon, I for one am not a fan of it! Finally, we are left with a very interesting, can’t wait to see what happens, “twist”(hint, hint). Depending on how this new storyline plays out it could be really different and awesome. I would definitely recommend reading this comic, it is moving the storyline along nicely and is a must read, I already can’t wait for the next one.
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