February 16th, 2011


BTVS Review - S8, Issue 23

BTVS: Season 8

Issue #23 - "Predators and Prey"

Script: Drew Z. Greenberg
Pencils: Georges Jeanty
Inks: Andy Owens
Colors: Michelle Madsen
Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Jimmy Betancourt
Executive Producer: The one, the only, Joss Whedon

Cover: Jo Chen

Blurb: Twilight and his goon squad bombed Buffy's Scottish castle, and forced the Slayers to flee their high-tech palace for more modest accommodations. Now they must reorganize and continue their fight against the forces of evil.

Unfortunately for Buffy, and Slayer legions spanning the world, the desire to protect humanity is undermined by a sudden need to hide from it.

Welcome to the new world order.

Commentary: So, let's start the commentary with how much more I liked it when the supernatural wasn't public knowledge. It's just easier to read the stories being told when your brain isn't constantly wondering how the world is managing to go on pretty much as before with this sudden realization that vampires and super-women and presumably magic is now real. This is a relevent concern because of the way that this story is going to play out in this issue and the way it will be basically unresolved to picked up another day (maybe). It just doesn't seem practical that national army and navy forces wouldn't overrun the location of our tale... but we'll get to that in a bit.

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