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Now, truly alone for the first time in her life, Willow must rely only on her instincts - and her magic - to save herself from a different kind of threat than Buffy ever prepared her to face in her first ever comic book series! NO MORE SUNNYDALE. NO MORE SCOOBY GANG. NO MORE...WILLOW? After everything - and everyone - she lost to the Hellmouth, Willow is leaving Sunnydale b Now, truly alone for the first time in her life, Willow must rely only on her instincts - and her magic - to save herself from a different kind of threat than Buffy ever prepared her to face in her first ever comic book series! NO MORE SUNNYDALE. NO MORE SCOOBY GANG. NO MORE...WILLOW? After everything - and everyone - she lost to the Hellmouth, Willow is leaving Sunnydale behind for a new school that promises "to help you prioritize your true self." But Willow soon learns that all is not as it seems, and if your true self isn't what the school thinks it should be...well, don't worry, they'll help you get there. By any means necessary. Now, truly alone for the first time in her life, Willow must rely only on her instincts - and her magic - to save herself from a different kind of threat than Buffy ever prepared her to face! Award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki (She-Hulk) and superstar artist Natacha Bustos (Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur) bring Willow face to face with the truth of her past... and plant the seeds for a future no one could've predicted. Collects Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow #1-5.


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Now, truly alone for the first time in her life, Willow must rely only on her instincts - and her magic - to save herself from a different kind of threat than Buffy ever prepared her to face in her first ever comic book series! NO MORE SUNNYDALE. NO MORE SCOOBY GANG. NO MORE...WILLOW? After everything - and everyone - she lost to the Hellmouth, Willow is leaving Sunnydale b Now, truly alone for the first time in her life, Willow must rely only on her instincts - and her magic - to save herself from a different kind of threat than Buffy ever prepared her to face in her first ever comic book series! NO MORE SUNNYDALE. NO MORE SCOOBY GANG. NO MORE...WILLOW? After everything - and everyone - she lost to the Hellmouth, Willow is leaving Sunnydale behind for a new school that promises "to help you prioritize your true self." But Willow soon learns that all is not as it seems, and if your true self isn't what the school thinks it should be...well, don't worry, they'll help you get there. By any means necessary. Now, truly alone for the first time in her life, Willow must rely only on her instincts - and her magic - to save herself from a different kind of threat than Buffy ever prepared her to face! Award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki (She-Hulk) and superstar artist Natacha Bustos (Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur) bring Willow face to face with the truth of her past... and plant the seeds for a future no one could've predicted. Collects Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow #1-5.

30 review for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow

  1. 5 out of 5

    Artemy

    Why was this nothingburger of a story granted a five-issue miniseries instead of a three-issue B-plot in the main book? I have no idea. But if this is the most they can give Willow for a solo series, I think this is finally the end of my relationship with this reboot of Buffy comics. These characters deserved better, and the franchise would have been better off if they kept it to one self-contained ongoing book instead of whatever Marvel wannabe shared universe crap they desperately try and fail Why was this nothingburger of a story granted a five-issue miniseries instead of a three-issue B-plot in the main book? I have no idea. But if this is the most they can give Willow for a solo series, I think this is finally the end of my relationship with this reboot of Buffy comics. These characters deserved better, and the franchise would have been better off if they kept it to one self-contained ongoing book instead of whatever Marvel wannabe shared universe crap they desperately try and fail to pull off.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Valery Tikappa

    Willow è sempre stata nella mia top 3 dei personaggi preferiti di Buffy e leggere un approfondimento su di lei, per quanto in alcune parti malinconico, mi ha fatta sorridere per tutta la lettura. Anche questo è ambientato dopo la chiusura della bocca dell'inferno e Willow ne è la protagonista indiscussa. Lei, i suoi poteri, le sue fragilità, la sua voglia di fare amicizia e la paura di rimanere sola, la malinconia e il desiderio di una vita libera... Questo volume mi ha regalato tanto. Ho trovato i Willow è sempre stata nella mia top 3 dei personaggi preferiti di Buffy e leggere un approfondimento su di lei, per quanto in alcune parti malinconico, mi ha fatta sorridere per tutta la lettura. Anche questo è ambientato dopo la chiusura della bocca dell'inferno e Willow ne è la protagonista indiscussa. Lei, i suoi poteri, le sue fragilità, la sua voglia di fare amicizia e la paura di rimanere sola, la malinconia e il desiderio di una vita libera... Questo volume mi ha regalato tanto. Ho trovato i disegni bellissimi, sia per colori che per world-building, forse perchè essendo tutti personaggi e luoghi non ripresi dalla serie tv (a parte Willow naturalmente) li ho vissuti come totalmente originali. Anche la storia è molto valida: sembrava di stare sospese nel tempo, immerse in un mondo caldo e colorato che però nascondeva qualche piccola oscurità... un po' come tutti noi. Bello, bello, bello!

  3. 5 out of 5

    TJ

    This was pointless and extremely boring. I was so excited to see a queer woman writing Willow, but this book was just lacking anything of interest. You can skip it and not miss out on literally anything— why bother? Also, this is NOT Willow’s first miniseries; that’s straight up false advertisement. If you want a better Willow miniseries, go check out Willow: Wonderland from the OG comics continuity. 1.5/5 stars.

  4. 5 out of 5

    kelly {BookCrushin}

    Jen Bartel art covers are stunning as always! Mariko tells a great story and always bringing the good queer lines, like something like "I loved the lecture series on Cross-stitching and mindfulness". I wish there was a little more substance, but I get this was a start to something. Jen Bartel art covers are stunning as always! Mariko tells a great story and always bringing the good queer lines, like something like "I loved the lecture series on Cross-stitching and mindfulness". I wish there was a little more substance, but I get this was a start to something.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    Devastated by the events of recent issues of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Willow heads out into the world to try and find herself away from the Scooby Gang. But what she finds might not be as magical as what she sought. The first solo Buffy mini-series from Boom! (not counting Hellmouth since that was an event) leaves a lot to be desired, unfortunately. The main problem I had with it was that it just didn't really do anything? There's a major disconnect between what happened in the latest Buffy issu Devastated by the events of recent issues of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Willow heads out into the world to try and find herself away from the Scooby Gang. But what she finds might not be as magical as what she sought. The first solo Buffy mini-series from Boom! (not counting Hellmouth since that was an event) leaves a lot to be desired, unfortunately. The main problem I had with it was that it just didn't really do anything? There's a major disconnect between what happened in the latest Buffy issues between Willow and Xander and how she's coping here. There's hardly any mention of what she's actually running away from, and when she returns to the main book, there's literally no mention of what she goes through here. I know shared universes are hard, but there doesn't seem to have been any effort made to connect the two books at all. Tamaki's story has a good heart, and tries to get Willow to connect to her magical side, but again it feels haphazard. There's a weird plot about people not being able to escape the town Willow finds herself in, a half-baked love interest/villain, and a resolution that tries to be a happy ending and an open-ended conclusion at the same time and fails at both. Natacha Bustos' artwork is pretty great though. It's a tad more detailed than her Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur work, and her depiction of magic is nicely handled. I also really liked the feel that she gave the town of Samhain; it almost feels like a perpetual autumn, it's kinda cosy to watch. Willow's first adventure out on her own could have gone better. The plot tries to do too much and as a result fails to do all of it, and the fact that the main Buffy book set this story up only for the mini-series to ignore it and vice versa makes it feel all kind of futile. It looks nice at least?

  6. 4 out of 5

    Robert

    It's fantastic when a story is allowed to just be told naturally. And this isn't, which is why it stinks. 16 out of 17 people involved in 'creating' this are female, which means the one 'male' staffer is mentally unbalanced, or, more probably, severely mentally unbalanced. Smug bigotry abounds, up to and including the only male character (besides a token ghost Zander appearance pre-vampire I guess?) being a grumpy old white man who literally says We don't want your kind around here'. And since wy It's fantastic when a story is allowed to just be told naturally. And this isn't, which is why it stinks. 16 out of 17 people involved in 'creating' this are female, which means the one 'male' staffer is mentally unbalanced, or, more probably, severely mentally unbalanced. Smug bigotry abounds, up to and including the only male character (besides a token ghost Zander appearance pre-vampire I guess?) being a grumpy old white man who literally says We don't want your kind around here'. And since wymyns can never be the bads, the big confrontation ends with milkshakes and presents.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kari Trenten

    A charming story about Willow Roseberg making a personal journal across England away from Buffy, Xander, and the other Scoobies, needing some quality me time. She encounters a coven of witches whom she feels entirely too comfortable with. Of course it’s too good to be true, but there’s a twist to the twist which takes the story and Willow’s personal odyssey to a deeper level. This was one of the most beautiful Buffy the Vampire Slayer graphic novels I’ve ever read. I enjoyed both its simplicity A charming story about Willow Roseberg making a personal journal across England away from Buffy, Xander, and the other Scoobies, needing some quality me time. She encounters a coven of witches whom she feels entirely too comfortable with. Of course it’s too good to be true, but there’s a twist to the twist which takes the story and Willow’s personal odyssey to a deeper level. This was one of the most beautiful Buffy the Vampire Slayer graphic novels I’ve ever read. I enjoyed both its simplicity and its depth, how it connected to a greater whole in both Willow’s story and perhaps anyone’s journey. Some of the banter and patterns of speech I love in the Buffy universe were missing and I missed them. Enough was left for the main character to be recognizably Willow and I appreciated the chance to get to know one of my favorite characters on television and in comics a little better. For all these things, I give this four stars.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Avi Woontner

    the art is swoon-worthy i love the voice i wish the story was longer/had more impact

  9. 5 out of 5

    Vanna

    1/5 I was honestly considering giving this a higher rating, like a 2 or 3, but then reconsidered because this miniseries about Willow (one of my favorite Buffy characters, alongside Cordelia and Faith) was unnecessary and disappointing. First off, I have never read the other Buffy comics, although I do plan to soon, and figured this would be a small introduction to it, and boy, do I regret this. Now, I am a big fan of Willow, although I do see Willow as not a lesbian but rather a bisexual, which 1/5 I was honestly considering giving this a higher rating, like a 2 or 3, but then reconsidered because this miniseries about Willow (one of my favorite Buffy characters, alongside Cordelia and Faith) was unnecessary and disappointing. First off, I have never read the other Buffy comics, although I do plan to soon, and figured this would be a small introduction to it, and boy, do I regret this. Now, I am a big fan of Willow, although I do see Willow as not a lesbian but rather a bisexual, which even Joss Whedon admits that society was not "ready" for that at the time. I was a big fan of her relationship with Oz, as well as Tara, but Kennedy felt like an abrupt push in the opposite direction of the character Willow to appease the LGBT community after the death of Tara (but nobody wanted Kennedy, we wanted real love). Ok, end rant for that, but I feel like this is a big thing to discuss as this miniseries continue this path that Willow is a lesbian, which erases her sexuality as bisexual imo. Like, this never even mentioned Oz nor Tara, the only big love interests in her life. Only Xander who has died apparently, which again, I have never read the comics but it seems like it's continuing after the big fight in the last season with the drawing of the fight with all of the slayers but it didn't do good at the emotional side of Willow if this is true about Xander. Give me Willow who is breaking apart and maybe even resentful of Buffy, I'd even love that! But what we got was nothing, but a weird unexplained witch community with a love interest who is drawn to look like a senior citizen (lol). None of this plays off, nor has a satisfying ending either. Why did they want Willow for her powerful powers and thus why would they change their minds? Because of love? Bullshit. This barely even had anything witchy in it, imo, and when it did, it felt so cringy with the scene of Willow and Aelara (a name I literally had to search within the book to remember lol) of them using their powers against each other looked like a copycat of the final battle between Harry Potter and Voldemort. And then we had a weird thing with Xander with "dreams" and nothing, imo, is paid off. This was shit and unneeded in our Buffy community. Give me something that has an actual attempt at the continuation of these characters rather than a money-grabbing reason.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Samantha

    the story here is pretty simple - willow falls into a witchy trap and escapes using reason and friendship rather than battle - emphasizing the importance of free will - but also maybe not having a choice to go back to sunnydale for a minute there made her more likely to go back to sunnydale than she would have been otherwise. what really set this apart for me was the art. the covers etc. were gorgeous, amazing color choices. I believe all or most of the artists for this volume were women and I t the story here is pretty simple - willow falls into a witchy trap and escapes using reason and friendship rather than battle - emphasizing the importance of free will - but also maybe not having a choice to go back to sunnydale for a minute there made her more likely to go back to sunnydale than she would have been otherwise. what really set this apart for me was the art. the covers etc. were gorgeous, amazing color choices. I believe all or most of the artists for this volume were women and I think that shows. the art was great, there was a lot of attention to dress rather than bodies, the color palette was great.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Rikki King

    I'm giving this a LOT of leeway just because I was so happy to read something that was mostly pretty convincingly in Willow's voice. But the continuity was confusing as hell. Was this not in the same cannon as the rest of the series? Why is Willow suddenly a teenager again? How is there a Sunnydale Airport? Also, not a lot happens. The art was cool, though. I'm giving this a LOT of leeway just because I was so happy to read something that was mostly pretty convincingly in Willow's voice. But the continuity was confusing as hell. Was this not in the same cannon as the rest of the series? Why is Willow suddenly a teenager again? How is there a Sunnydale Airport? Also, not a lot happens. The art was cool, though.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Deane Hariss

    Thought this was a really really quick and fun read. May even use the word… “cute” dare I? I could’ve used it fleshed out a little more as the “climax” seemed to be almost none existent, but that didn’t take away from my thoughts of enjoyment.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Christy

    Who can resist Jen’s covers and Mariko’s writing?

  14. 4 out of 5

    Liz Towery

    I was a bit confused on where this was in the buffyverse time line. But I love willow and it was fun to read about her on her own.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kizzy

    Een leuk verhaal, maar ik miste een beetje de andere personages van Buffy the vampire slayer...

  16. 5 out of 5

    Cassie

    Willow hangs out in a town of witches. It’s a slight story.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lizz

    Art was beautiful. Wanted more from the story.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lizzie

  19. 5 out of 5

    Grace Phillips

  20. 4 out of 5

    Natasha Haynes

  21. 4 out of 5

    Bib

  22. 4 out of 5

    Angelique (reading_inbloom)

  23. 4 out of 5

    Brandi Johnson

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

  25. 4 out of 5

    Teddy Montague

  26. 5 out of 5

    Steph

  27. 5 out of 5

    Thea

  28. 5 out of 5

    Isabela

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sam V-G

  30. 4 out of 5

    Katherine Scott

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