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March 4, 2010

Note: If you have not yet read the latest issue of the “Buffy” comic and/or do not want the identity of Twilight revealed, stop reading now!

Dear Joss,

Tonight I read “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” # 33 and was stunned. Oh, not by the revelation of Twilight’s identity. Unfortunately, that was a foregone conclusion after the website Comic Book Resources let the cat out of the bag a few months ago. But without the big surprise of the unmasking, I’ve been able to concentrate on just what happened in the issue. I’m forced to conclude that in the case of the character of Angel, you really don’t know what you’re talking about!

Ah, I know this is heresy to the many fans who worship every word you put to paper. And while I’m not a Whedon superfan, I do think you’re a great writer and director and have enjoyed much of your work. But the Angel I know isn’t much of a planner. He’s a man of action who would laugh at the idea of putting on a mask and pretending to be a villain, no matter the end game. Oh, sure, he might go along with the idea in the short run maybe, but not as his main strategy.

But more than that, Angel is a hero. His words about keeping the body count low just don’t wash. The Angel I know would have laid down his life for every one of those 213 Slayers. Yes, as Angel says, he didn’t kill them. But the real Angel would have certainly tried to save them…

Now maybe in upcoming issues, we’ll find out about a prophecy that Angel is working towards to wipe out demons and vampires. There are obviously secrets yet to be revealed. But I do know that Angel is all about sacrifice, even sacrificing true love for the greater good. I hope you know that too.

All the best,