Buffy the Vampire Slayer – “City of Despair”
Dark Horse Comics/Wizard Comics – Nov. 29, 2000
Writer(s): Tom Fassbender and Jim Pascoe
Artist(s): Cliff Richards, Will Conrad, Dan Jackson, Andy Owens, Lee Loughridge
Editor: Scott Allie


So this is actually kind of a Buffy/Angel comic crossover, but its in a Buffy Omnibus, so its a Buffy comic. I’m about to jump back over to an episode of “Angel” so I figured what better way to go back than with a crossover comic. Boy howdy. What the fuck.

Angel and Buffy’s spirits get teleported to a gladiator world where they fight to the death out of want or pride or whatever and when they aren’t fighting, they – along with other monsters including a Predator and Hellboy – are magically distraught to the point where they can’t muster the will to escape. On Earth, both the Scoobies and Angel Investigations work to try to solve the problem but, guess what?


It is solved with a hug.

Do I Recommend This One: Oh. Oh, no. No. No no no. Oh no. No.