An anthology featuring vampire slayers throughout history, Tales of the Slayers contains the work of a variety of writers and illustrators. The disadvantage of this comic is that each story is short and self-contained, so there’s no room to develop either characters or plots. Instead, each contribution has to rely on a twist or hook, and those are done with varying degrees of success: “Presumption” has a dreary beginning, but turns out to be one of the most interesting stories. “Sonneblume”, on the other hand, starts off with a strong premise (the slayer as a girl in Nazi Germany), but quickly becomes predictable.
Buffy creator Joss Whedon himself contributes two stories, one of which features Fray, a slayer of the future who appeared in her own self-titled graphic novel. Nevertheless, Tales of the Slayers has only a couple of stories with a (very tenuous) connection to Buffy.Powered by Sidelines