Buffy the Vampire Slayer #8 Review

by Nathan Koffler on September 04, 2019

Writer: Jordie Bellaire
Artist: David Lopez
Colorist: Raul Angulo
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Publisher: Boom! Studios

This new Buffy series has been consistently great so far, but it is somehow now getting even better. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #8 marks the beginning of the Hellmouth arc that is going to take place in Sunnydale. The Hellmouth arc will connect different series and seems like it is going to be an awesome major event. This kind of event needs a great prelude and Buffy the Vampire Slayer #8 is exactly the great prelude we need.
One of my favorite things about this series has been the consistency of the tone throughout these eight issues. It matches the tone of the TV show perfectly and even adds an extra layer of darkness that really satisfies the horror fan in me. 
Jordie Bellaire is quickly becoming one of my favorite current writers because of her work on this series. I have really been enjoying the action and drama that each issue contains and this issue has the right amount of those things which help it fit right in. The beauty of this eighth issue is also the future excitement that it promises us. Drusilla is an awesome villain and I always love reading her dialogue. She’s smooth and evil and funny and she is very powerful and is about to cause a lot of bad stuff to happen. I am very excited to watch this play out between this series and the other two that will be connected. 
Another positive about this issue is David Lopez’s artwork, which I am officially on board with. His work in this issue accents the drama and action of the story while also helping highlight the humor. The costumes at the dance are a really nice addition of some well-needed humor in an issue that leaves us with so much dread and turmoil. Further, Raul Angulo’s colors, especially at the Halloween dance, work with Lopez’s illustrations to make this visually one of the best issues of the series. 
Buffy the Vampire Slayer continues to be one of my favorite ongoing series and this prelude to a larger universe has me delighted. Not only is this issue fantastic, but it does its job by stirring up excitement for the future of this story. 

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