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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus Vol. 4 (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus #4)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  2,656 Ratings  ·  56 Reviews
Volume 4 of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer omnibus series concludes Buffy's high-school career, wrapping up Season 3 of the show's story line. Collected in this volume are the complete Bad Blood saga written by Andi Watson (Clubbing), the first attempt at making a "season" of the comics, where Buffy battles a sultry vampire who hungers for a lot more than blood; the first co ...more
Paperback, 359 pages
Published May 6th 2008 by Dark Horse Books (first published May 6th 2004)
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***Pink Taco Buddy Read with the Shallow Readers! Fmale Lead this time: Buffy, Willow and Cordelia***

This omni had two really awesome stories. Both read like true Buffy episodes, and the artwork was way cool. The first story, Bad Blood, involved three Buffys, a bad bitch who just wanted to be pretty, and a fight that was kick ass. The entire story was really interesting, and funny, and action packed. And I really thought it would be my favorite part of this omni. But then came The Hollower. It w
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
Ignoring the fact that the specific tradeback I read had a misprint and deja vued a couple pages, this volume seemed particularly disjointed. The writers didn't seem familiar with the series. Oz was not Oz-like at all. When's the last time you saw Xander Harris in a backwards hat? And Angel was nearly killed by a demon who was strangling him. Angel COULDN'T BREATHE. (Spoiler alert: Angel is a vampire and doesn't breathe.)
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lecturas-2017
un tomo en el que encontramos mucho feminismo además del ya habitual, de la mano de una historia larga centrada en la importancia y poder de la belleza. Acompañado de historias cortas donde descubriremos más sobre personajes secundarios y su pasado. Y llegando al final de la etapa del instituto y de la relación de Buffy y Angel. Un punto muy importante para esta historia

Más sobre mi opinión en la reseña del blog
I liked this a bit better than Vol. 3.
elizabeth • paper ghosts
I'm going to be upfront and mention that probably any and all Buffy and/or Angel graphic novels are going to be totally biased on my part. I kind of have a borderline unhealthy obsession with yeah. I'll still try to be critical, but they're pretty much all going to be five star ratings from me. ;)

As in my "Charmed" graphic novel reviews, I'll be breaking these down by issue. I don't discuss too much of storyline because I like to stay mostly spoiler free. ;)

I want to also warn against
Jan 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Some good stories, but nothing particularly exciting about this volume. I didn't realize I hadn't read the 3rd volume before I started this one, but I don't think it makes much of a difference. Enjoyable for people who are already fans of the series, but not really anything for the casual reader.
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good mix of stories and plenty of Spike and Dru!
Dichotomy Girl
It's really not fair to read these concurrently to Season 10, as they just really can't compare.
Jesus Flores
Jun 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, vampires
Buffy 4
Ok this book is basically one long story, followed by several short one.
Long Story: Bad Blood
So vampire Selke, previously burned to “death” by buffy is still alive, but burned-ugly. Finds a plastic surgeon that being promised eternal life creates a blood to turn her back into pretty and then o become the ruling vampire of sunnydale. Of course Buffy is there to stop her.
The long story arc is well written, the vampire and doctor story go in well paced stages, you can see how at a start Selk
Desiree M ~*~*~ LiveReadCollect
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 Wi
Część 4 Omnibusa Buffy kończy sezon 3 serialu. Koniec liceum, który był też świetnie pokazany w serialu jest jednym z moich ulubionych finałów.
Nowością w tej części dodatków jest próba skompletowania pełnej historii, z jednym złym bohaterem, w kilku częściach, ale w jednym omnibusie. Dużym plusem wg omnibusów jest fakt, że są to małe historie, z których jedne wciągają bardziej a drugie mniej, tak więc tutaj jest tak samo, aczkolwiek jeśli nie wciągnie cię ów wróg Buffy to dużą część omnibusa mu
Jul 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this collection of comics because the majority of it was taken up by a single series- the Bad Blood saga, in which Selke (previously seen in the last collection being stabbed, burned alive and left for dead by the slayer) uses witchcraft and alchemy to create a "magical" batch of blood that enhances the vampires supernatural powers.
Obviously she has a massive score to settle with Buffy, cue mayhem and torment and, obviously, slayage. I especially liked the creation of the two d
Aug 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This collection was leagues better than its predecessors. The character caricatures have been abandoned for well-thought out stories that mirror the main themes of the series without feeling like cheap knock-offs or rehashes. "Bad Blood" was like a season in comic-book form (well before Season 8) and "The Hollower" would have been an excellent stand-alone episode. The shorts were exactly what they should be - quick, to the point, and poignant, bringing out the main themes in new and unique ways. ...more
Stephen Theaker
May 30, 2008 rated it liked it
Enjoyable stories, but pretty forgettable on the whole - evidenced by the fact that I know I've read some of these issues before, but none caused any sparks of recognition. There's too much focus on action, too little on character and dialogue. I understand why it worked out that way - how much characterisation can you manage when the show is still airing? All you can do is echo what's already been shown on screen. But one of the great things about Buffy and Angel was that things changed, and si ...more
Aug 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
One long story and some short ones, all pass when Buffy is in High School.
The long story is okay , we saw super vampires, the return of Dru and Spike , someone from the last appears again, and the double bad Buffy's .

The short stories some are great some are boring, we found a story of Ángel's past, another of the betrayed of Dru and Spike heartbroken . I really love the short story of Cordelia and Buffy in the mall with the rats.

Also we saw a great story about the Hollower, present in two tim
Sep 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Omnibus 4 contains one long story arc followed by a bunch of shorts. In the longer story, the vampire Selke gets a plastic surgeon to develop a super-blood to improve the strength of her vampire minions. Her vanity and wit reminded me of Glory. The artwork and dialogue here are very well done.
The shorts are more hit and miss, with various artists and their takes on the Buffyverse, but the stories are all pretty enjoyable. There is one flashback tale regarding Angel's vampire birth that's pretty
Feather Mista
Oct 17, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Buffystas completistas
Recommended to Feather by: Buffysmo
Otro ómnibus terminado y otro rejunte de historias con guiones bastante buenos (sobre todo los diálogos, que emulan con éxito el tono "casual" de la serie) y dibujos bastante malos (sobre todo los de Hector Gomez, que por suerte acá dibuja menos que en los anteriores) que se suma a mis leídos.
Un lindo complemento para los buffystas, aunque obviamente no a niveles de la Octava temporada y similares.
Las sagas que incluyen este libro son:
-Mala sangre.
-Varias historias cortas (Perro malo, Hola luna,
Isa Lot
Aug 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Esta vez no me ha gustado tanto como los anteriores, porque los otros son una serie de comics pequeños recogidos en un omnibus, en cambio el primer comic que aparece en este volumen es muy grande, ocupa más de la mitad del omnibus, y me resultó bastante pesado, en mi opinión se alarga demasiado, me gusta más que contengan comics de tamaño normal. A continuación viene un número con muchas historias cortas, geniales, y se me hizo más ameno. Y luego dos comics normales. De todas maneras no está mal ...more
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May 12, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: bvts-forever
The second "half" of the Season 3 comics is collected in this fourth omnibus. Containing rather iconic and comic fan-favorite arcs, the notable content is the story about Spike and Drusilla's break-up (leading to his return to Sunnydale in the televised Season 3), and Buffy and Angels respective nights after the Graduation Day massacre, coping with Angel's departure for L.A. Echoing the motif in "A Stake Through The Heart," Buffy and Angel's sorrow does find allegorical corporeality in a suffoca ...more
Sep 17, 2016 rated it liked it
This was another fun return to the Buffy universe, with an interesting format and some fun stories. I liked the way the first story emulated the arc of a full season, including side stories, thematic arcs and a Big Bad. The short stories in the second half were as fun as usual, but with a large focus on Spike, Angel and Dru which was interesting. As always, I loved the feeling of reading "mini-episodes" with elaborate villains that couldn't have been made on TV. Overall, another fun return to th ...more
I think I enjoyed these stories, all of which take place during Season 3 of the show, more than I did volume 3. They were more interesting, and seemed to follow the continuity a little better. Though it was weird to see a story take place without containing Wesley even though he was in Sunnydale when the story was supposed to take place.

And they ended on an interesting note - a story that takes place immediately after Season 3 was over ((view spoiler)
Best one I've read yet! This one was great! Dark Slayer Buffy fighting super vamps. Spike poisoning their blood supply. The Hollower was interesting to say the least.
I loved Spike and Dru's little section. I remember Spike talking about Dru cheating on him in the TV series with a Fungus Demon, but we only ever met the Chaos Demon. The Fungus Demon was nasty. Good for Spike for getting a little revenge on crazy Dru.

But after reading a few of these omnibus's, I'm going to start reading the comics
May 06, 2008 rated it liked it
The only downfall with this compilation is that some of the stories (Bad Dog springs to mind) had horrible, horrible graphics.

As in "WHO THE HELL IS THAT SUPPOSE TO BE?!" -- never a plus when reading a graphic novel.

But other then that, a strong collection of stories. The story lines would strong, at least.

Fans who are looking for a collection that mirrors the tv storyline though, will be disappointed - though at the end, Angel leaves to go to LA, there is nothing about his turn to Angelus, o
May 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Set in Season 3, this has a long season type story in it and a few little ones. The Bad Blood storyline sees a vampire obsessed with looks and destroying the slayer hire a plastic surgeon to help her. There's some good moments here, and it feels like a really good ploted storyline. A lot of the little stories are fun too. It also includes Angel: The Hollower, and that has some nice flashbacks in it. A good read.
Arie ☂
3.5 stars.

A definite improvement over Volume 3. My favourites were Bad Blood (Buffy faces off against an evil doppelganger), Who Made Who (the story behind Spike and Dru's break-up in season 3), and Graduation Day (a beautiful and heartbreaking little story that takes place right after Angel leaves Sunnydale).

Mar 14, 2012 rated it liked it
My least favorite of them so far, but there are some good one shots in here. The Bad Blood series wasn't a great start...I am not sure that it works that well as a cohesive whole. There were times when I wasn't sure that my book had been bound properly, like there were elements of the story missing and I wasn't really following. But The Hollower and Graduation Day were really great one offs and it's still Buffy, so I still liked it.
Feb 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
More like 3.5 stars.
As with all the other volumes, my main complaint is the artwork. It was actually difficult to see which characters were who. I understand that it can't be perfect, but come on.
Anyway I liked the storylines. Though I did feel like the first story was a little long.
Good overall.
Adam Ross
Nov 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
A mixed bag, generally lack-luster. Some of the earliest Buffy comics out there (ironically, the Omnibus collection is organized chronologically to the show, not to the publication of the original comics, and so begins with later stories), they haven't quite yet nailed the Whedon-feel of the later comics. Still, a worth-while edition to the collector's shelf (like mine).
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Andrew "Andi" Watson (born 1969) is a British cartoonist and illustrator best known for the graphic novels Breakfast After Noon, Slow News Day and his series Love Fights, published by Oni Press and Slave Labor Graphics.

Watson has also worked for more mainstream American comic publishers with some work at DC Comics, a twelve-issue limited series at Marvel Comics, with the majority at Dark Horse Com
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