I didn't read all of last season, I think, but I figured since I had this, I'd give it a go. Or maybe I just don't remember all of season nine? Either way, this filled in what I needed to know, and I never felt completely thrown for a loop.
I enjoyed the humor and warmth of Buffy's extended family and I love seeing Spike grow as a character.
Mairghread Scott, who wrote Till All Are One, co-writes this crossover. She is an amazing writer, but I tend to not like crossovers: many of them push an agenda which can detract from the storytelling. Furthermore, this is considered the big, yearly event, and the last event was Revolution - which I hated.
I was very, very skeptical going into this, and I wasn't bowled over. I'd be willing to give it another shot, but this is an 'everyone fights Cybertronians' storyline, and it looks like the GI Joe aspect of being betrayed by their own is going to play heavily. Add into this the fact that it looks like there's some Action Man coming in next issue, and I'm just not thrilled with this so far.
This title has been cancelled. And while this is one of my favorite authors, and she's said she hoped we'll follow no matter what other comics she writes - and if they have giant robots in them or not - I may or may not. I'm partly in it for the giant robots. Like a lot, actually.
And what's a real shame is that while this series has been excellent from the start, I feel like it keeps getting better. Starscream and his machinations are becoming just truly outrageous, in a way that's completely in character: cruel, malicious, and for his own good - as well as Cybertron's. Or at least he believes they're for the good of Cybertron. He's scheming, he's manipulating, and it's kinda... hot.
Sighs. Starscream is one of my unhealthy crushes, aka the way I process that type of person in a way that doesn't feel unsafe to me. I've come to accept that I have these, and that it's not because I want to romanticize such unhealthy relationships, but rather that it's part of my process. Of processing.
Just a beautiful book and an all around gorgeous series. The art, the writing, everything. Just absolutely lovely.
This isn't issue one; it's Rebirth #1. The difference is that one will start of the first story arc, and this is a look back at Kate Kane's past, and what made her who she is, as an introduction to the character - I assume more for new readers like me than anything else - so that they can go into issue one knowing who Kane is and what she does.
That being said, this wasn't as interesting to me as a I suspect the storylines in the series will be, but I didn't know that much about Kane, and so getting this full background was fulfilling. I did feel it was a little too straightforward: and then this happened, and then she responded this way, to be really interesting. Then again, I adore this author and I feel like I"ve seen stronger work for her.
A decent background on this character and entertaining enough to rate four stars.