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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: On Your Own (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #2)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  1,883 ratings  ·  145 reviews
With the Scooby gang on the skids, Buffy finds herself increasingly alone. When faced with some tough decisions grounded in “real world” problems (i.e., not the slaying of pesky demons), Buffy is determined to make her own choices, but that doesn’t mean she won't need a little handholding along the way. Cue Spike, compelled to stand by his best friend in her moment of need ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published December 5th 2012 by Dark Horse
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Shiloh (Fantastic Reading)
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Well, that was weird. This volume went directly from a really well-done and actually fairly moving story about Buffy finding herself pregnant to robot!Buffy. Seriously. I have to say that the pregnancy subplot was really great. I loved how it was handled, how Buffy tracked down Robin and was very thoughtful about the impact her choices would have on her own life and on the life of her unborn baby. Possibly the best thing that's been in Buffyverse comics to date. And then suddenly it turns out sh ...more
These are always more entertaining when Andrew's part of the plot, even if he does seem to have the abilities of a super-scientist. The plot went from serious to silly very quickly, but it all still had the essence of Buffy and was enjoyable to read. The flashbacks with Nikki were a nice addition.

I have to say, I was interested in where Chambliss was going with the plot at the beginning, (view spoiler)
The Good: A lot of well loved characters show up in this volume - Spike! Andrew! Robin! And a lot of heavy issues mixed with wacky situations. This volume is very close to the show, in that it has some great stuff going on, some weird stuff going on, and some what-drugs-where-the-writers-on kind of stuff thrown in for good measure. We don't get a lot of plot progression, but we do get a deeper look at where the characters are now and what the driving force is that's motivating their choices.

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Jan 08, 2015 R.J. rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: comics
This was the arch that made me quit Buffy comics for a while. I'm trying to give them another go. It wasn't as bad the second time - the Nikki Wood stuff was good, but (view spoiler) is still my least favorite storyline of any Buffy media ever. Not necessarily out of character, but handled with the sensitivity of a teaspoon. Ugh.
Pretty classic Buffy form, including personal life scares, androids, and a scary nutso chick with lots of time on her hands. Stepford Buffy was kinda nostalgic, too.
Guille Osorio
Buffy a robot? Again? Really? The whole pregnancy was completely unnecesary. They need to fix up Andrew's hair.
Allison (Crazy Something Maybe Reviews)
This has been my favorite volume so far. I loved this storyline.
Jeff Raymond
I went into this hating the beginning of this arc. Just loathing it to the point where I didn't pick it up for two days.

The final four or five issues in this arc, though? Some of my favorite stories in the comic series since the canon transfer. Completely out of left field, and I absolutely loved it.

It's continually surprising how good the storytelling still is in these arcs overall. Glad to see it continuing.
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Lori Redman

This is the first volume of Buffy since the series started that I LOVED. Season 8 was over the top, ridiculous and absurd. The first volume in Season 9 was penciled so poorly I couldn't imagine it being redeemed.

In this volume, Buffy has to come to terms with her newfound pregnancy. Now, granted, I already knew how this was going to end (I looked up the pregnancy/abortion scandal a few months ago) so I didn't have too much room to be disappointed.

But let me tell you why this is the best vol
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Linsey aka Bibliofiendlm
This was the supposedly controversial issue but I liked how it was handled and resolved.

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Season 9 is shaping up to be an excellent addition to the Buffyverse canon!

After the catastrophic conclusion to season 8, a new brand of monster has evolved in the world. Even though the zompires need some serious slayage, and demons are finding ways back into this dimension, Buffy is faced with a choice that will change her life forever, regardless of the whole Chosen-One gig. With appearances by the ever sassy and newly dependable Spike, comic relief Andrew, and some of the old standby Scoobie
Jan 16, 2013 Olivia rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013
I just wish Buffy would give in to Poor Spike. Like seriously.
I liked this storyline, I know a lot of people hated it and felt like the ending was a cop out but I didn't feel like that. Mostly because Buffy's choice was made. She had already made up her mind, the rest is classic Buffy, is the weirdness of it all that doesn't even allow her to have a life crisis in a normal way.
Also, there's a lot of Spike which I obvs love and little of the rest of the gang. And WTF is up with Xander?
So, all in all I liked it, it felt like character development and I'm al
That was...weird...but I still liked it.
Pamela D
Review for Season 9 of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Angel & Faith, and Spike.

Last year, I read the craziness that was Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Season Eight. The story got a wee bit out of control and got a bit too epic. The story also suffered from wanting to follow about fifteen characters. Luckily, Joss Whedon learned from his mistakes.

My favorite change to Season Nine was that several characters received their own books. Buffy had five books, Angel and Faith had five books, and Spike and W
Nicole Field
Buffy has always been best when she and Scoobies are in the midst of the rest of humanity. I realised while reading this book (while reading the interactions with Dowling specifically) that that was what season 8 was missing, in a castle, in the middle of nowhere, with only other Slayers for company.

No more! This series is in the middle of the big city, and I don't know what I liked more: the Spike and Dowling going slaying together, the flashbacks of Nikki and Crowley (her Watcher) going slayin
This the the TPB that contains the controversial storyline (issues #6-#10) - (view spoiler) - which I thought was rather messily done overall, so this isn't my favourite collection. On the whole, I've found Season 9's sister-story in Angel & Faith to be of a higher quality and much more consistent with its storytelling. However, this volume also includes the super fun Buffy/Alien FCBD story, which I found rather ...more
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Upgraded this from 4 to 5 stars as I've thought about it and decided that it probably was quite special. Not gonna re-write the review though as a blog post should be forthcoming anyway!

This isn't the trailblazing story it could have been. Apparently women's right to choose what they do with their bodies is a hot button issue in the States so Chambliss - probably wisely - shut down the abortion topic as quickly as it was raised.(the rest of the world scratch their heads and sigh a little) The
Buffy second season as a graphic novel continues with this collection. Picking up after last volume's positive pregnancy test, Buffy must decide whether or not she is fit to bring a child into this magic-less world. Things take a turn for the sci-fi when Buffy literally loses a limb - forcing both Slayer and Spike to seek out Andrew. Simone gets worked further into the fray, while Dawn and Xander continue to get dragged back into monster-fighting as back-up to homicide detective Dowling. As a wh ...more
This volume had some entertaining moments, and a few decent character moments, which is what elevates it to three stars. In general the volume is perplexing, and includes some bizarre plot decisions. (view spoiler) ...more
I got this copy from NetGalley and I will admit to not having read the earlier issues of Buffy. I used to read them when I was younger and before the series shifted to being entirely in comic. I decided to request this because I always ask my sister what is going on in the series, and she usually does a good job of filling me in on the blanks since she reads them.

I won't lie and say that I wasn't totally lost in this comic, but I was able to piece together enough to from what I already knew. I r
Chance Lee
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Andrew Chambliss is an American television writer and producer. He is well known for working on series such as Dollhouse, The Vampire Diaries, and Once Upon a Time.
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