Saturday, July 23, 2011

Dead@17 Ultimate Edition Vol. 1 [Comics]

This starts off very much as a Buffy clone, with a teenage girl receiving special powers to fight the supernatural with the help of her friends and an older male mentor. The background mythology grows more elaborate as the series goes on, but it's pretty bland stuff that often appears to have been dropped in for the convenience of a particular encounter (Buffy had that problem sometimes, too). The cast of characters expands as well, but their personalities aren't memorable, and the fact that the artist gives all the various female characters pretty much the same face makes it hard to tell them apart. Since the dialogue is average as well, there's not much new or exciting to be found here unless you've never heard of Buffy and the idea of an empowered young woman fighting demons seems revolutionary

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