Well...the news is out, apparently: Buffy has visited the Isle of Lesbos.
More interesting than the development on the page is how people are reacting in the real world. I mean...forget about whether it was done for titillation or not (I'd contend that it was, to some degree). Focus on how frat boy some of the average reader reactions are going to be.
The Thursday Morning Quarterback over at Wizard Universe might be a microcosm of what is going on in many comic shops this week:
RICKEY: “It was different here with Buffy; she’s just experimenting. Not being a girl myself, I don’t know what’s up with girls ‘experimenting’ with sex like this; I thought it usually happened in college when they’re drunk. But here, I’m not sure why it happened, especially after last issue, when she told Satsu to leave her alone.”
ANDY: “But isn’t that sort of right in line with Buffy’s character? She shouldn’t love Angel…but she did. She shouldn’t have slept with Spike…but she did. She claims not to be attracted to Satsu…but of course, she is! And seriously, I don’t see what the big deal is. It’s well known that women like women; some just take it further than others!”
RICKEY: “Yeah, but it’s like switching from hockey to baseball!”
TJ: “It just seems like she’s a little old to be experimenting. Buffy’s the same age as me, 25, so it seems like she should be over this kind of stuff at this point.”
ANDY: “Yeah, but Buffy’s so lonely, and there aren’t much in the ways of guys around right now besides Xander. And c’mon—girls feel nice! Who wouldn’t want to get up next to one?”
RICKEY: “This issue really did a good job of making me imagine things from outside the scene; the story really took me places in my own mind. Like the scene where Willow’s flying Andrew in and they see Dawn sleeping in the barn: Does Dawn sleep out the cold when it’s not raining? That must suck! And of course, what was going on with Buffy and Satsu BEFORE we see them under the sheets! I’m going to imagine that one some more right now!”
Well, that's some really good stuff right there. Nice to see Wizard unabashedly trying to attract the 40 Year Old Virgin style of fanboy.