With her Slayer powers on the fritz for no apparent reason in a dystopian future in which the sun no longer kills vampires, all Buffy Summers needs is a new charge to keep alive. Which is, of course, why she now has a young Potential crashing with her. Oh, never mind that it’s Willow and Tara’s daughter.
On a gorgeous summer day in Boulder, Colorado, Honeysuckle nervously awaits the arrival of her girlfriend Yolanda who is moving in. Their relationship is filled with romance and rife with opportunity. They are surrounded by those who accept their relationship wholeheartedly, like Yolanda’s mother, and those who aren’t quite sure what to make of it, like their neighbor, Mr. Waldman. Even the kid next door, Blake, is cute and charming in all the right ways. It would be a happy time if the death of everything that Honeysuckle has ever known and loved wasn’t right around the corner.
I never know where Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins, and Hillary Jenkins will take us next, but at this point, they have to be a well-oiled machine. When I saw a new title with their names on it (Apache Delivery Service), I had to see. I wanted to know where a new story by this wonderful trio would take me.
Previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer: With allies, both from this universe and the multiverse converging on Sunnydale High, Operation Slayerverse is a go.
Kidnapped and with his liver removed, Matt fights for survival, but just when he thinks all is lost, the most unlikely person saves him—Robert. Matt’s former mentor insists the real culprit is Frances, but Matt refuses to believe him. Matt’s mental health is challenged as he keeps having hallucinations of Pamela Wilton and his family, or are they something else? Spirits? His conscience? Added to his anxiety is Matt’s relationship with Robert. Though they once shared a deep friendship, it isn’t enough to convince Matt that Robert is telling the truth. Meanwhile, Ava struggles with her feelings for Matt as Robert re-evaluates his relationship with God. But the real question is, what does all this mean for Matt now that he has a Regenerist liver?
You could almost begin the story of Paleocene with the words, “Once upon a time,” but that would give you the impression this was a fairy tale, and it is not. It is a tale of those animals who survived the end of the world. Not the present world as we know it, but far into the past, when a massive asteroid slammed into the Yucatán peninsula over sixty-six million years ago.
After a fairly tense last issue, we had Mal coming to terms with his grief and PTSD with Inara by his side, while the rest of the Serenity crew along with the Earthers and Workers had kind of come to a new arrangement.
The rundown: Think Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with Jayne Cobb as your misguided, possibly misunderstood, and definitely maligned star.
From a first read, Daisy comes across as a supernatural thriller with a solid whack of horror. If you’re a fan of dark apocryphal stories (Think the Bible through the lens of Guillermo del Toro.), this should definitely be on your to-read list. Seemingly at the center of the story is Daisy Phillips, a teenage giant who may be a descendant of the Nephilim, the giant progeny of angels and human women. Much of the first issue is exposition heavy, but it still manages to find its heart in the mystery of a missing child and a mother’s quest to find her.