ADVANCE Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #6 Review: Mother or Slayer?

The Good
 
Mommies, Daddies, and the return of Nikki Wood!
I can’t go into too much detail, but, while writer Christos Gage is currently exploring fatherhood in the Angel & Faith series with the return of Drusilla and the appearance of Faith’s father, Chambliss almost seems to be writing a companion piece that explores both slayerhood and motherhood. While I’m not sure it’s a coordinated effort on Dark Horse’s and the writers’ parts, it makes the two series feel that much more intertwined and real. Chambliss also seizes this opportunity to bring back Nikki and Robin Wood, which is a great move. The unique relationship between Nikki and Robin is something that was barely touched on in the television series, and this chance to dive back into that meaty territory will be much appreciated by fans. And, who doesn’t love a reappearance by that badass slayer from the ‘70s, Nikki Wood? Finally, the ending to this issue is almost as big of a cliffhanger as last issue, and it literally made me freeze in place when I read it. It’s bold, it’s challenging, and a good number of fans may be outraged, but, once again, I’m happy to see that Chambliss and Whedon are not playing it safe this season.

Vampire with a space ship.
Spike has a short, yet hysterically brilliant, scene involving his bug-ship and Detective Dowling. I love it when they make me laugh out loud!

The Bad

Nada. This book is that good. You’re reading it, right? RIGHT?!?!?
 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #6 is out in comic book shops on Wednesday! Do not miss this one, Scoobies!

’Till the end of the world,
-Bryant the Comic Book Slayer
 

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