Buffy the Vampire Slayer Comics Get Resurrected by BOOM! Studios
The Scoobies head back to high school for an all new series.
You can’t keep a good slayer down. Buffy Summers is back in a brand new Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic from Boom! Studios. The series will be written by Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) with art by Dan Mora (Klaus, Hexed), and the project will be overseen by Joss Whedon. Bellaire said, “Buffy has brought my life so much joy and to be part of that now is ridiculously overwhelming on many levels. My very favorite aspect of Buffy is how we have a wide group of characters that love each other, hurt each other and sometimes, they even kill each other. I can’t wait to dabble within that universe to find new stories, explore older ones and forever maintain the theme of self discovery and growing up, whatever that means.”
— BOOM! Studios (@boomstudios) October 5, 2018
The official synopsis reads:
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 the Slayer’s world looks a lot more like the one outside your window, as this new series brings her into a new era with new challenges, new friends…and a few enemies you might already recognize. The more things change, the more they stay the same, as the Gang – Giles, Willow, Xander, Cordelia and more – faces brand new Big Bads, and a threat lurking beneath the perfectly manicured exterior of Sunnydale High, confirming what every teenager has always known: high school truly is hell.
WELCOME BACK TO THE HELLMOUTH, FOR THE FIRST TIME!
The new series sets the Scoobies in high school in 2019, giving a modern update to the trials and tribulations that Buffy and friends experienced at Sunnydale High. The series is not connected to the Dark Horse Comics run of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which continued the story of the television series with seasons 8-12. The Dark Horse run only just wrapped up in September, with the final four issues of season 12.
There’s no word yet on whether the new comics will share any connection to the upcoming Buffy TV sequel, but it will be exciting to see the characters we love experience high school in modern times. Will Cordelia be an Instagram influencer? Will Xander join 4Chan? Will Willow be out? So many questions.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 hits stores January 9th, 2019.
(via CBR, image: 20th Century Fox)
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