Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 3: Wolves at the Gate Paperback
Vampires that, at will, can transform into wolves, panthers, insects, or fog invade the Slayer base of operations in northern Scotland, and not only walk away unscathed, but in possession of Buffy's scythe, the symbol of Slayer power worldwide.
Buffy and the Slayer-legion travel to Tokyo in order to learn more about their dangerous new foes, as Xander journeys to Transylvania to solicit the only person they've ever known to possess such power - Dracula!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages, 1
- Publisher: Dark Horse Comics,U.S.
- Publication Date: 29/10/2008
- Category: Horror & ghost stories
- ISBN: 9781595821652
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Review by craso
A group of Japanese vampires steal the scythe that was used by Willow to turn all the potentials into slayers. Buffy and the gang, with the help of Dracula, travel to Japan to bring back the enchanted weapon and keep the vampires from reversing the spell.This installment felt more like the television series than the two previous books. There was more of the mixture of humor and pathos that made the show so great. Xander really stands out in this story arch with his relationship with Dracula and Renee. Andrew shows up for some very funny nerdy scenes. I don't know what to think of Buffy and Satsu's storyline. It's kind of confusing and I don't know where the writers are going with it.
Review by sabrinanymph
I don't believe I liked this volume as well as I have liked the previous two. Among things I really did like were the Tokyo setting and the pulling in of Dracula. It was nifty to see him again, nifty to see him fighting with the Slayer, which seems like a contradiction and yet, it definitely worked. Buffy Vs Dracula was one of those episodes that felt somewhat extraneous although amusing, so it was nice to have Dracula here be less extraneous, although still equally amusing. I suppose my main complaint was Buffy & Satsu's relationship, which mostly just felt gratuitous to me. I'm uncertain what plot point it served, or what character point it served for <i>Buffy</i>. The most interesting part to me was the end, where you see this almost mirror image of the end of season three, only with Buffy in Angel's shoes and Satsu's in Buffy's. And I kind of feel like there are a few things I was missing here, but I'm going to blame that on the fact that I haven't read Volume 2 for quite some time, and thus forgot a few details.
Review by kayceel
Um, *wow*. Love, love, love these - I so wish this was on TV!They're back, more crazy stuff happens, sad, weird...unexpected...and, with Dracula's help, ridiculously funny at times. A fantastic addition.
Review by berrya
The series, Whedon's "8th season" of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in comic book form, continues to be fun, rivetting and all around excellent. I'd love to have been able to watch this season in place of one of the later seasons of Buffy, because the Whedon touch is evident throughout.Volume 3 is alternately fun and emotionally intense, if a bit over the top at times. The characters we know are spot on (although I wish the ever-annoying Andrew could be given a bit more of a life beyond caricature) and all of them have interesting parts to play in the storyline, and the ones we're meeting for the first time are becoming interesting.
Review by GirlMisanthrope
As with the other volumes the artwork is breathtaking. I could visualize this story line on the small screen. The Whedonesque humor was plentiful and satisfying. There is one big problem though, and so as not to let a spoiler loose, I will just say that a personal decision that Buffy makes in this volume simply does not ring true at all; it feels like they dropped random ideas on the floor and picked this one up.
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