The issue opens with Petrie, Richards and Pimentel on Buffy. Petrie’s writing is awful (Buffy explains the story to herself through expositional dialogue) and the art is fairly weak. Even the resolution is lame.
Chadwick’s Concrete is bad, but in interesting ways. Chadwick avoids the usual humanity of his stories (good or bad) and concentrates on the action. His art’s odd too—he outlines Concrete in thick inks.
The Devil Chef has a single good joke at the end. Maybe Pollock’s first good joke….
Amara and Davis finish The Nevermen. As usual, great art, bad writing. Here we find out the Presents three-part story is just a pointless prologue.
Brunner’s story about recent college graduates is hilariously awful. It’s so absurdly written, one wonders if Presents had any submission standards at this point.
And Moncuse’s Fish Police closes the issue. Another dumb story (with pedestrian art) for a bad issue.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Killing Time; story by Doug Petrie; pencils by Cliff Richards; inks by Joe Pimentel; lettering by Amador Cisneros; edited by Scott Allie. Concrete, Sympathy from a Devil; story and art by Paul Chadwick; lettering by Bill Spicer. Devil Chef, Trouble in Lunchland; story, art and lettering by Jack Pollock. The Nevermen, Part Three, Death Come Quietly; story by Philip D. Amara; art by Guy Davis; lettering by Steve Haynie. Dirges in the Dark; story, art and lettering by Chris Brunner; The Fish Police, Fish City 2 Nite; story and art by Steve Moncuse; lettering by Clem Robins. Edited by Randy Stradley.