That's right folks, another issue of Buffy The High School Years! This one takes place right after the last issue. It was written by Kel McDonald and once again drawn by Yishan Li.
Just like last time this issue starts with Buffy doing what she does best, slaying vampires at cemeteries. A quick refresher on who she is and what she does along with some witty banter between her and Willow.
The next morning Principle Flutie gives the kids a chance to make extra credit on their worst subject if they take a extra subject. Buffy and Xander decide to take a home ec class while Willow give art a try.
For some reason the home ec teacher is at school late that night cooking when a giant tiger of all things attacks her. Not a good start to a home ec class.
Things get even worse the next day. The new teacher is a drill sergeant. Screaming and making all of the students lives a living hell. We found out that the real teacher is still alive but being forced to cook for the tiger.
Meanwhile as hard as Buffy and Xander have it, Willow is having issues of her own. Nothing akin to a asshole teacher like her friends but for the first time she isn't picking up on a subject. Art is hard for her. Xander and Buffy want to call it a day but Willow talks them into giving it another go. Well Buffy at least, Xander just grins and says he has it figured out.
The asshole teacher tears all the students work apart but for one girl who managed to make good food. He keeps her after class. Could this mean trouble for the poor girl?
Buffy and Willow have a nice classic sitcom montage where they keep cooking cookies until they get it right. No sooner do they finish when Giles comes with information. It would seem that the real teacher has gone missing. Something we already know. So what does Buffy do? She hits the streets for information. Slayer style.
She all but gives up as the morning sun starts to come up. That is when she hears a scream from inside a local bakery. She rushes inside to come face to face with the giant tiger and gets her ass handed to her. The baker runs off and the tiger grows bored, leaving Buffy alone.
Now here is how you know that McDonald is a skilled writer. There are a lot of hints at things to come later in the story. All sprinkled in, to the point that you wouldn't even notice it if you weren't paying attention. Buffy almost blowing up her house, the Fry the Tiger Café. All important hints to the ending of the story. That's a master right there.
The next day in class the teacher shits on Buffy's cookies but loves Xander's dessert. As luck would have it, Xander bought them from the same bakery that the tiger attacked that morning. The teacher asks Xander to stay after class while Buffy heads off to meet up with Willow and Giles. Giles figured out that the giant tiger likes to collect humans to cook for them, this tips Buffy off to who the tiger is, the new teacher!! She makes it back to class just in time to witness the tiger attacking Xander. She tries to stop him but the tiger is just too strong. He takes Xander and flees, leaving a defeated Buffy behind in his wake.
Buffy, Giles and Willow find the tigers hideout in the Fry the Tiger Café. Willow made two fake desserts full of the same ingredients that Buffy almost burnt her house down with. Buffy distracts the tiger while Xander mixes them in with the rest of the food. The tiger takes a bite and it's night night tiger. The day is saved once again thanks to the Scooby gang! Well that and a sword to the eye delivered by Buffy.
After everything is said and done Buffy finally turns in good well cooked cookies! To the real teacher this time and Willow even gets a good grade on her art. To be fair it's because the teacher thought it was abstract, it wasn't. But it is a fun end to a fun story and a nice addition to the slayers journey!
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