one-parter, Cemetary of the Lost Love bridges the gap
between Heart of the Slayer and the Past Lives
such, the plot can be summed up quite easily. So here goes...
on patrol, Buffy dusts a vamp who's just about to bite his girlfriend.
Despite her purple hair, she's not a member of SHADO, but she
is pretty pissed off by this.
things involving maggots and rats then start to affect Buffy.
Leaving the others to do the research, she goes out on patrol
again but before Giles can say "Buffy's walking into a
trap", Buffy has walked into a trap and she finds herself
tied up in the graveyard. As you do.
by the purple-haired girl and a bunch of zombies, Buffy has
to be rescued by Spike, who then has the mojo put on him in
order to give us a cameo appearance from Dru.
you can see, it's hardly great stuff. The girl's revelation
that she wanted to be turned is a bit of a surprise, but that's
about it. A bit of dusting, some weirdness and some fights in
the cemetery don't really make a particular enthralling plot,
but you can't really expect that much from a one-off.
artwork is okay, but I'm not really a fan of Cliff Richards'
work these days.
in all, another fairly average offering from Dark Horse. Their
longer stories tend to drag things out too much, but the one-parters
don't really offer anything of substance. Cemetery of Lost
Love is no real exception. BACK
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- CEMETERY OF LOST LOVE
Writer: TOM FASSBENDER
and JIM PASCOE
Pencils: CLIFF RICHARDS
Inks: JOE PIMENTEL
DARK HORSE COMICS