Personally, that's not stopping me from reading the comics. I can enjoy them even if Spuffy is together, like I did with most of the issues in s11 and some in s10. But I'm not invested in the ship so if the seasons are Spuffy heavy, then there's a chance I just won't be interested in whatever's going on. Thankfully, season 11 had a lot that wasn't about Spuffy and I was able to enjoy it. In the end, I'd say I enjoyed season 11 a lot issue by issue (except for maybe 2/3 issues), but I was disappointed with it as a whole.Yeah, if you read the comics you have to come to terms with the fact that Spuffy is the winner of the great Buffyverse ship war. (Not that they'll be happy for long, of course.)
There needed to be a few more in there like indifference and I liked some bits and not others. I'm not a big fan of first and second Buffy seasons but I love pretty much all the Cristos Gage stuff - A&F1, Buffy 10 and 11.Should've had another option
Sorry about that
If you're talking about the classic series or stories set pre-S8, I'm in full agreement, but if not, I find this to be a bit silly.At it's best, comics allow creators to tell stories that you cannot tell in any other medium. At their worst, bad fanfic event comics. On average, "Buffy is going to the school dance with Angel, but already asked Spike! Will Buffy be able to juggle two dates at the same dance? Maybe with the help of Willow and her robot friend. Also Xander's Jokes." Darn, now I want Archie Buffy.
I find BS10 to be quite a bit more enjoyable than you, due to the snappy dialogue, characterization and slow-building pacing (as well as being a Spuffy fan), but other than that, I completely agree. Well said.Somewhat enjoy them with a pattern of diminishing returns. The more it went on the poorer it got.
Here's how I break it down:
Angel: AtF: Pretty good. Feels like a decent stab at writing a continuation of the TV show.
Angel: IDW. I remember them mostly being weak to poor but my memory of them is very spotty. Certainly nothing memorable.
Buffy S8: Great first half (20 or so issues) pretty terrible second half. Or basically; when they go to Tibet it gets pretty trippy, messy and skull thuddingly stupid towards the end. The last issue did have some promise.
Buffy s9: Mostly a snorefest and a bit of a struggle but with a strong opening arc and a decent enough ending. We shall not mention Dowling, Billy or Severin because they were all bland/meh.
Willow mini: Okay...ish?
Spike mini: yawn.
A&F S9: The best comic the Buffyverse had to offer. By a fair margin. Faith and Giles especially are given real depth. Not one story is a dud and it has a blend of new ideas and creative call-backs to the show (Morah demon, Drusilla made interesting again, Eyghon, Whistler)
Buffy S10: A promising start but then quickly becomes badly written tosh. Awful villains. Some of the plots are okay but Andrew, Willow and Giles are totally wasted. Spuffy is boring. Xander/Dawn is the only redeeming thing.
A&F S10: Kinda meh. Some promise but it never really amounts to much.
Buffy S11: BETTER. A sharper plot and some interesting ideas. The only disappointing thing is that the Faith/Buffy stuff is flat and underutilized.
Angel S11: A terrible waste of time and effort. Angel has never been dumber. This makes his Twilight-self look like a super-smart decision-maker.
Giles mini: Oh. My. God. It's worse. Truly dire.
Buffy S12: A decent enough, if underwhelming end to the series, but a simple plot and some decent character moments.