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February 15 2017

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 11 #4. How safe is the Safe Zone?

I read Season 8 monthly when the single comics were released. Over the last couple days I reread the entire at once. Holy crap it works so much better when it's all together. I remember being frustrated at the Predators and Prey arc of one shots. That was five months of the main story being ignored. Read altogether though I found those issues joyful and a nice break. The season isn't perfect, but there are A LOT of good things in there that I didn't remember. I hope Joss returns for an arc someday.

I stopped half way through Season 9, but have all the library editions on their way to me now. I remember really enjoying Angel and Faith, not so much Buffy but maybe it will be better altogether.

Glad this series is still going. My interest has been reignited. Can't wait to get into Season 10 and 11. Hopefully good?
@hitnrun017 I enjoy S8 too. I think 9 was the weakest season and lost a few readers then. Although I have had some frustrations with the comics too, the character developments work well for coherency from the show through to now for me so I keep reading. I enjoyed S10 overall and although I have some concerns about the metaphor as being thorny in S11 I am interested to see where they go with it.

I enjoyed this issue, the multiple examples of choice and how that is exercised and/or limited/removed in the camp. The tensions rising and the pressure leading to Buffy's choice to become a trustee worked well. Interested to learn more about opinions on the outside and how the Government is using/responding to the situation building in the camp.

[ edited by Stoney on 2017-02-15 18:30 ]
I miss the S8 days. Great times. I stopped during S9 as well. I keep looking at previews/covers for new issues waiting for something anything to make me want to pick them back up again but nothing yet.

Sorry for the off topic comment.
Finally posting my thoughts on Buffy # 4-5.These are very belated.I meant to post them the weekend when I posted my thoughts on Angel # 2-3(and I was late even then) but then I got really sick.I had pneumonia and for the most part,out of it for a couple weeks.

So now I'm well and finally posting some thoughts with issue # 6 coming out this week.

These will be short.

I didn't care much for Buffy # 4.The writing was fine and the premise makes sense but I will just freely admit that the spuffy aspects just totally took me out the issue.That's totally my prejudice.Again,there isn't anything wrong with the issue itself or it's premise.But this was was one of those times where the spuffy elements just overshadowed my enjoyment.I like the action sequences(I've never had any issues with Georges Jeanty's art and thought it was nice to have him return for a bit).I thought it was nice catching up with Dawn.But honestly that's all I got.The whole issue just reminded me too much of Buffy feeding herself to Angel in GD Part 2 but applied to spuffy.I know the circumstances are different but it just completely took me out of the issue.

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