Today sees the publication of a brand new Buffy The Vampire Slayer comic book from Boom Studios. It reboots the franchise into the twenty-first century and gives us an initial Scooby gang with a Willow who was much more together right from the beginning.
And, it turns out, was always ‘out’ as a lesbian. And who also wears lipstick and is a little more body-confident from the get-go.
And which not only has an Anya dealing with a certain LA law firm Wolfram & Hart, which was introduced in the Buffy spinoff series Angel… and in opposition to the school library, we have a Sunnydale magical bookshop run by a certain Anya.
Who has a penchant for watching episodes of Firefly. Is this the closest we’ll get to a Whedonverse crossover between the franchises? Boom is now publishing Firefly and Buffy comic books after all.
Anyone for Dollhouse?
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #1
(W) Jordie Bellaire (A) Dan Mora
• Go back to the beginning as the critically acclaimed pop culture phenomenon Buffy The Vampire Slayer is reimagined under the guidance of series creator Joss Whedon.
• This is the Buffy Summers you know, who wants what every average teenager wants: friends at her new school, decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny as the next in a long line of vampire slayers tasked with defeating the forces of evil.
• But her world looks a lot more like the one outside your window, as Eisner Award-Nominated writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and Russ Manning Award-Winner Dan Mora (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers) bring Buffy into a new era with new challenges, new friends…and a few enemies you might already recognize. But the more things change, the more they stay the same, as the Gang faces brand new Big Bads, and the threat lurking beneath the perfectly manicured exterior of Sunnydale High confirms what every teenager has always known: high school truly is hell.
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