Review – Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 #7 – On Your Own Part 2

Review – Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 #7 – On Your Own Part 2

Script: Andrew Chambliss
Pencils: Georges Jeanty
Inks: Karl Story
Colors: Michelle Madsen
Cover: Phil Noto
Alternate Cover: Georges Jeanty with Dexter Vines and Michelle Madsen
Executive Produce: Joss Whedon
Published By: Dark Horse

This issue begins with Buffy’s roommates, Tumble and Anaheed voting on whether Buffy should stay in the apartment with them. As quickly as they come to their decision they realize that Buffy is already gone. Spike, being the stand up vampire that he is, has taken all of Buffy’s burdens and planted them firmly on his shoulders in hopes of alleviating as much stress and pain off of Buffy that he can. This is not to say that Buffy is incapable of taking care of things, but she is clearly going through some life changing stuff and Spike wants nothing more than to help and be there for her. True to form, Spike is putting out fires all over the place. After a fight with Buffy, Spike receives a call from Detective Dowling who asks him for assistance because he has come across a nest of zompires. Without hesitation, Spike steers his bug infested floating castle in the sky to the nest and jumps into action. Turns out Spike needs some help too and as Buffy helps him and returns the favor, it highlights how great of a team Buffy and Spike really are. After the zompire threat is gone, Buffy and Spike have a heart to heart (I’m not going to lie, I got super giddy here) and then, in typical form, everything goes to #@!% just as fast. Tragedy strikes and we are left wondering what the hell just happened. I read the final panels over and over again and I still don’t know what to think!

This issue was great, especially for the Buffy and Spike shippers (me!). There are a lot of sweet moments followed by a lot of what the &%#@ moments. This issue has it all, the sads, the happys, and most importantly, the sitting there like a deer in headlights unable to form a single thought! The art and dialog are excellent and I especially love Phil Noto’s cover showing a relaxed Buffy and Spike enjoying a glass of wine and a crossword puzzle, the picture of normalcy. Waiting another month for the next issue is going to be an excruciating task but I think it’s definitely going to be worth it.

Release Date: March 14th, 2012

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5 Comments

  • Veiriti
    March 3, 2012

    Awesome review! Thank you! The story is getting better and better! I just can’t wait! I’m a huge Spike/Buffy fan!

    • Itoy247
      March 4, 2012

      Me too :))
      this issue sounds great ..

  • Rxp523
    March 5, 2012

    Speaking as someone who is not a Spike/Buffy fan this season has been the pits.A real turn off.The best thing for both characters will be if Spike is out of Buffy in season 10 and in a different monthly.All the worst aspects of season 6 and 7 are being rehashed again and Spike has becoming nothing more than a Marty Sue.

  • Anca
    March 6, 2012

    Tragedy strikes and we are left wondering what the hell just happened.

    This issue has it all, the sads, the happys, and most importantly, the sitting there like a deer in headlights unable to form a single thought!

    And how am I supposed to wait another week?

    Darn your adavanced copies

  • Jayne Ladybaabaa Lamb
    March 19, 2012

    That’s wine?
    The ending has seriously thrown me. Sometimes, there’s nothing to say but WTF?

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