Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #4 Freefall Part Four
Script: Andrew Chambliss
Pencils: Georges Jeanty
Inks: Dexter Vines
Colors: Michelle Madsen
Cover: Steve Morris
Alternate Cover: Georges Jeanty With Dexter Vines and Dave Stewart
Executive Producer: Joss Whedon
Published By: Dark Horse
We begin this issue with a short flashback that gives us even more insight into Severin and his motivations. Is he genuinely bad or does he think what he’s doing is just? Who’s “leading” him? Most importantly, will he succeed in his mission to kill Buffy? Chances are, probably not, but it is a safe bet that he will keep trying until someone or something stops him permanently. This issue really highlights the huge mess that is Buffy’s life. Her friends are keeping their distance (except Spike of course), her roommates may stumble upon some very questionable things that Buffy keeps in her room, and finally Buffy is placed on the police’s most wanted list. For any of us this may seem like a hole that no one could climb out of; but, this is Buffy. Very little phases her, she has learned to take life’s little (little for her anyway) obstacles as they come and eventually she will get everything sorted out. As she begins to get everything back on track we learn that Severin is not working alone and really seems to be manipulated and used as a pawn by someone we have met before!
There is some good action in this issue along with some very good banter/dialog. As I said in a previous review, Buffy and Willow’s relationship is definitely on the mend and it was nice seeing them interact with what appeared to be only a slight feeling of animosity. The issue was very good and really seems to be keeping a nice pace with adding a few surprises here and there!
Release Date: December 14th, 2011
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