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BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Legacy Edition #5 Review

Dave reviews the fifth edition of BOOM! Studios legacy BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER collections giving the book a healthy four stars.



Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BOOM! Studios)

Buffy : The Legacy Edition Book 5 is published by BOOM! Studios. Written by Tom Fassbender and illustrated by Cliff Richards.

Book 5 is available now from either BOOM! Studios directly or from your local comic book store. Digital copies will be available to download from the usual content providers.


Set during the fifth and sixth seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series, the Scooby Gang deals with two of their greatest tragedies.

Joyce Summers is dead – but while Buffy and her friends must all cope with their pain, one of them holds a secret that might be the only way to stop a demon invasion.

Then, Buffy herself dies and without the Slayer, it seems like Sunnydale has been left defenseless. Now the Scooby Gang must discover if they have what it takes to protect their home – and bring their friend back to life!


For me the best Buffy is the classic TV series Buffy and I’d love to see more of it, this collected legacy edition brings just that set towards the end run during the fifth and sixth seasons this collection goes deeper into the story arc giving you the chance to relive the story over again. The book shows young Buffy coming to terms with Slayer life and the separate stresses that brings all whilst dealing with her own family hardships.

We are also shown the beginnings of two other iconic characters, we see Giles on his journey to become a watcher and we see Angel, the iconic vampire with a soul character we all know and love. For me personally I found it fascinating to get a bit of a prologue story to such iconic characters, putting more meat on the bones of their stories.

I enjoyed the story collection as a whole which was expertly written by Tom Fassbender, he really captured the true essence of the iconic story all while giving it a modern day relevancy. The true Buffy fans will find this collection a true pleasure to read as more of a prequel collection, a well written flashback.

The artist style of Cliff Richards is pretty much as close to the series as could be possible in comic form, with detailed illustrations with vibrant colouring this really makes the comic a visual pleasure to read.


A great collection of stories, good for those fans who want to either recap or catch up with the story, also gives more sotry to the main characters we already know, a recommended read for any Buffy fan.


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