Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 4: Time Of Your Life (Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Dark Horse))
This is my least favorite volume of Season 8 so far. It largely involved Buffy traveling to the future where she meets Melaka Fray--the one and only slayer in her time. Apparently Whedon did some Fray comics, and maybe fans of that will find this installment has more resonance and makes more sense. I found it by and large confusing--and I don't find Moline an improvement over Jeanty. I often found myself not recognizing the figures, and in the case of one of the big reveals--which I felt ambivalent about--I wasn't even sure if that's who I thought it was... In the case of another major reveal, I felt, we'd been there, done that, and I didn't much like that story arc the first time. On the other hand, one thing I always liked about Whedon is he never flinches from the repercussions of things he sets up. I do like how this series is continuing to develop the consequences particularly of Willow's acts--both in bringing Buffy back and in imbuing all the potentials with the full powers of slayers. And I did love a lot of the humor--particularly Buffy's response to Fray's slang. Such as when Buffy says, "Boy the English language is just losing it. I should have treated it better."