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Review: Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 #35

The end of Twilight is here (if only it was the end of the other Twilight...)

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We're still recovering from the revelation of Twilight and seeing the after effects of Buffy and Angel's hook up. The rest of the world is being torn apart. Is this the end of everything? There have been some crazy things happening in the Buffy comic lately and if you've ever watched the show, you really should be checking the comic out.

The Good:

Brad Meltzer continues to capture the characters as if they jump out of the television and into the comic. For anyone that has enjoyed the Buffy series, pretty much all the characters you'd want to see are here. 
Throughout the story we also get tiny nods or Easter Eggs as usual. You'll have a hard time choosing a cover. There's the always amazing artwork by Jo Chen as well as the variant by Georges Jenty which is a homage to Uncanny X-Men #138 (seen below):
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The Bad:

While I do dig Georges Jenty's art, I have to admit there are some times where the characters lose their detail. I know that's part of the style but it sometimes just feels weird when a character's face can't be seen because they're standing in the background. Things get a little close to being too cheesy as Buffy and Angel look towards enlightenment. But the ending does make up for it.

The Verdict:

Even though this is billed as the "Final Chapter," that applies more towards the Twilight story. The overall story is still going. I enjoyed the comic but it started getting a little too sappy. I understand that there's a lot still between Buffy and Angel but there's also a lot of action involved in this story that we want to see. If you're a Buffy fan, you know how good this series is. If you're not completely familiar with the Buffyverse, this won't be the best starting point. Try backing up a few issues or pick up a trade. This is easily a 4 out of 5.