The dystopian series The Last Vampire Slayer follows the sole-remaining Slayer on her ongoing quest to save the world. But what’s a vampire killer to do when an apocalypse event leaves humans and the undead living in uneasy harmony?
Check out our review of issue #2 below. You can also catch up on past issues here.
Buffy The Last Vampire Slayer #2 Review
Buffy The Last Vampire Slayer issue #2 picks up with Buffy struggling to adjust her life to accommodate her new ward.
Despite the fact that Willow and Tara trusted Buffy to take care of their daughter, Buffy isn’t as sure of her ability to look after Thessaly. In fact, she’s already making plans to pass the girl off on someone else. It’s a classic “they’re better off without me” move. But does Buffy really think Thessaly would be worse off with her guidance? Or is she just afraid to let someone into her closed-off (and admittedly unpredictable) life?
While the first issue established our apocalyptic world and Buffy’s day-to-day routine, this issue goes deeper into the long-lasting emotional toll the past decade has taken on the Slayer. She’s long outgrown any insecurity about her supernatural abilities. (Even as she worries about the consistency of her powers in this new world order.) But for someone who frequently shouldered the responsibility of saving the entire world… She’s now terrified to shoulder the responsibility of any personal relationships.
This issue really underscores the losses Buffy has faced, and how they continue to affect her years later. At the same time, we see how the introduction of Thessaly revitalizes Buffy and gives her a new sense of purpose. When Plan A of putting someone else in charge of the teen goes spectacularly south, Buffy immediately steps up to the plate to take over.
And besides… who better to help a new Slayer come into her powers than someone who’s been there, done that all before?
The characterization and emotional depth in Buffy The Last Vampire Slayer continues to shine. But anyone looking for their fix of supernatural ass-kicking will have plenty to enjoy in this issue, too. And as the plot around the magic thickens, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel…
Oh, and a familiar face, too.
Check out some preview pages for Buffy The Last Vampire Slayer issue #2 below.
Description: Can a lone Slayer save what’s left of humanity? Buffy Summers is the last Slayer. Now in her 50s, she wages a one woman fight against the forces of darkness, who prey on humanity in the daylight unimpeded thanks to a magical catastrophe that has nearly blotted out the sun. The same disaster robbed Buffy of her friends and ended the Slayer-line, forcing her into an endless guerilla war. That is, until she stumbles across something she hasn’t seen in a long time – hope, in the form of a prophecy and the young girl who carries it…
Author: Casey Gilly
Artist: Joe Jaro
Release format: Four issue series, releasing monthly starting December 2021