Does the creator of Buffy have what it takes to
write a comic? Read on to find out!
Author: Joss Whedon
Illustrator(s): Karl Moline and Andy Owens
Original Publication Date: The individual issues spanned a
years, but this graphic novel collection was published on
Cover Price: $19.95 US
Buy from: Amazon.com
At some point in the future, an ambitious slayer banishes
to another dimension, eliminating the need to call other
some point even further in the future, the demons start to
and Melaka Fray is called upon to stop them.
The last visit to Gunther.
The blur lines around action images.
It’s another Slayer. Buffy fans won’t see much that’s new
original here, but they’ll see a lot of what they
Still, this category only receives 3 out of 6.
The artwork suffers mainly in those blur lines.
aren’t fast enough to get that effects, and the colour
chosen to blur
is not the colour of the blur we’d see. I just doesn’t work in
one little way. I give it 5 out of 6.
The story takes two or three issues to get
warmed up, but by
the end of the eigth issue, I was ready for more. I give it 5
out of 6.
The characterization is well done across the
a lot to like about the heroes, and there’s a lot you don’t
like about everybody. I give it 5 out of 6.
The emotional response was weak for the first
two issues, but then
it just kept building. The aftermath was about as exciting
final confrontation. I give it 5 out of 6.
The flow was marred only by that distracting
blur thing in the action
sequences, but the blur thing jarred me out during the
flow is really important. I give it 4 out of 6.
Overall, it’s a very good comic, particularly as
Whedon’s first foray into the medium. I don’t think the
would have been as surprising if I’d read this in the
issues, but I’ll be picking up Whedon’s other work when I
see it in a
graphic novel. I give it 5 out of 6.
In total, Fray receives 32 out of 42.