Review – Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 #9 Apart (of me) Part Two

Script: Andrew Chambliss and Scott Allie
Pencils: Cliff Richards
Inks: Andy Owens
Colors: Michelle Madsen
Cover: Phil Noto
Alternate Cover: Georges Jeanty with Dexter Vines and Michelle Madsen
Created By: Joss Whedon
Published By: Dark Horse

Phil Noto Cover

This issue begins with RoboBuffy, Spike and Andrew arriving at the real Buffy’s house. They find signs of a struggle and Buffy is nowhere to be found. RoboBuffy is having trouble dealing with all of the things she has just learned about herself and that everything she believed to be true, isn’t. As Andrew bumbles along, it becomes clear that he actually did think this through and has put some safeties in place for situations such as these. They get a lead on Buffy’s whereabouts and off they go to rescue her. Meanwhile, Simone is beating and berating Buffy and is having trouble figuring out that Buffy has no idea what is happening. Buffy has no memory of Simone let alone that she is the Slayer. Spike, RoboBuffy and Andrew arrive in the vicinity of where they believe Buffy to be and they separate in an effort to find her. One of them however runs into a surprise along the way that none of them expected. While all of this search and rescue business is going down, Xander, Dawn and Detective Dowling are on their own mission. They are searching for Dowling’s on a rampage, recently zompire turned (ex) partner. Dowling is taking the loss hard and soon appears to be in over his head!

I liked this issue, I really liked the way the interactions between Spike and RoboBuffy have subtlety changed. Andrew’s explanations of why he did what he did seem genuine and it really appears that he thought he was doing the right, good thing. I really enjoyed the dialog in this issue a lot, it felt very real and believable. The art was great and both of the Buffy’s emotions were captured well. All in all it was a solid read and truthfully I was initially unhappy with the direction the story line was going. I decided to suspend snap judgments and gave it a chance and I’m happy I did. It will be very interesting to see how everything progresses from here.

Georges Jeanty Cover

Release Date: May 9th, 2012

Links: Pre-Order | Preview

Rating:★★★½☆ 
Art:★★★★☆ 
Dialog:★★★★☆ 
Overall:★★★★☆ 

Wii U Tech Shown On Leaked Rayman Legends Trailer…..

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Ubisoft has released the following statement:

“An internal video showing images of Rayman Origins’ sequel has leaked over the Internet. This video was intended as a purely internal demonstrative video, and in NO way represents the final game, the final console or their features. This video was destined for internal production teams who often create game prototypes with work in progress development kits. Ubisoft confirms the development of Rayman Legends handled by Michel Ancel and his team in Montpellier.”

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Rayman legends for the Wii U game trailer was leaked on YouTube, It showed the consoles functionality for touch control, graphics and near field communication capabilities.

Although the trailer has been pulled some have gotten a copy of that footage and have made available for gamer’s to see..

I’ve watched the trailer and I liked what I’ve seen so far, the gameplay footage shows that the graphics will be on par with PS3 and 360, I also notice that  the Wii remote control and tablets can control the game in different ways with the touch and button controls.

It also shows the Wii U tablet controller screen can react to objects place on its screen which was cool, the video shows some players place a plastic heart and a Rabbid into the game.

All contents shown on the video are things Nintendo clearly didn’t want to get seen until E3 when they plan to  debut the new console.

Video Source: GameKult

 

First Look: Spider-Men #4

Mike Deodato Variant Cover

Early in June history will be made when Peter Parker meets Miles Morales in Spider-Men, a limited series by Brian Micheal Bendis and Sara Pichelliit will be part of the Spider-Man’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Each Spider-Men issue will feature a variant cover by top artists who have been involve with one or both Parker and Morales, Issues #4 is due this August  Mike Deodato of the New Avengers gives his take on this memorable occasion.

Check out this exculsive first look at Deodato’s work and get ready for Spider-Men #1 coming June 13!

Source: Marvel.com