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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus Vol. 4 by Andi Watson
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Read from April 02, 2011 to January 29, 2012

3-3.5/5 stars.

Volume 4 was a bit better than Volume 3.

Bad Blood: 1/5 stars. I was very bored with this one. In fact it took me nearly 8 months to finish it because I stopped right in the middle and didn't pick it up again until recently. However once you get over this bunch of comics the omnibus gets better.

Bad Dog: 3/5 stars. Mostly a Willow/Oz comic. Buffy kind of sticks her foot in her mouth when she mentions that sometimes she wishes for a normal boyfriend in front of Oz (werewolf) and Willow. Willow is taken, Xander (and possibly Giles too, can't remember) thinks Oz did something to her (since it was a full moon) but really some bad guy took her and was doing a spell. In the end Buffy realizes that normal is overrated. It was short, which after Bad Blood was a blessing and I really liked the Willow/Oz and the Buffy/Angel stuff.

Hello Moon: 2.5/5 stars. I liked that demon wasn't evil in this one, the story was ok but it wasn't a favorite.

Cursed: 4/5 stars. By far the comics that show a flashback of one of the characters lives seem to be my favorites. Even though there were some inconsistences in this one from what we know from the show it's forgivable because I think this comic came out before we learned that information. For example I don't think when this comic came out (or at least when it was written) Angel's real name, Liam, had been revealed yet. In this comic Liam was actually the name of Angel's friend. Also Angel wasn't in the ground in this comic, he "woke up" in a bed where Darla was staying. However despite those little things it was a good story and just be forgiving of those mistakes.

Dead Love: 3.5/5 stars. A Giles tale, it's a flashback, and he's in San Francisco. It wasn't as amazing as I hoped it would be, Giles is one of my favorite characters, but it was still good.

Stinger: 2/5 stars. It's Xander's time for a story. I'm not a huge Xander fan, so I wasn't really that interested. Once again, a bully is picking on him, which I'm getting tired of that being the story for Xander, however this one has a bit of a twist. A demon is feeding on the bully's. Which is actually why I gave this 2 stars instead of 1, I liked that twist.

Mall Rat's: 3/5 stars. Very short Buffy/Cordy story. Only 1 page, front and back. Cordy and Buffy are at the mall and huge rats are there too. The art work left much to be desired but it was a cute, quick story.

Who Made Who: 5/5 stars. My favorite of the Vol. 4 collection. It's about Spike and Dru and during the time Spike and Dru broke up and the time after Lover's Walk. Dru is again not faithful to Spike and Spike deals with it in his own way. The only complaint is that Dru was with a Chaos Demon not a Fungus Demon. Other than that it was a joy to read.

The Hollower: 3.5/5 stars. An entertaining story. A demon called the Hollower is sucking out the demon essence from vampires. Sounds good right? Well it's not because the Hollower gets full and when it gets full all those demon essences get spued out and infect thousands creating a lot of vampires. We also get some more flashbacks of Angel/Dru/Spike and another vampire Catherine dealing with Hollower in 1892. There was a mistake made on the date one time, for all the flashbacks it was 1892 but then on one of the last ones it suddenly became 1894. Other than that it was a good story.

Graduation Day: 4/5 stars. Loved this Buffy/Angel tale. A demon (or demons) wants to get their souls and the two are sent for a brief while onto an astral type plain but they both fight off death and kill the creatures. Being the last comic in this collection it was a good way to end it.

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Reading Progress

04/02/2011 page 75
01/23/2012 page 241
65.0% "Bad Blood: 2/5
Bad Dog: 2/5
Hello Moon: 3/5
Cursed: 3/5"
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