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 vampireslayers 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.
This story is an alternative version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer original series, with no sense of continuity between them.
Go back to the beginning as Buffy the Vampire Slayer is reimagined under the guidance of series creator Joss Whedon. Buffy Summers 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.
The reimagining of Joss Whedon's groundbreaking series continues as Drusilla, the self-proclaimed Mistress and her pet, Spike, make their debut with their sights set on Buffy! Meanwhile, Giles is determined to teach Buffy about her destiny, responsibility, blah blah… can someone tell him to chill? How bad can it get?
The reimagining of Joss Whedon's groundbreaking series reaches the penultimate chapter of the first arc as Buffy and the Scooby Gang (the name was Xander's idea, he's workshopping it, it probably won't stick) delve deeper into the heart of Sunnydale's underbelly — and make a shocking discovery about the true nature of the Hellmouth. Meanwhile, Drusilla — aka the Mistress — sets her sights on Cordelia, as Cordy and Spike find accidental common ground.
The reimagining of Joss Whedon's groundbreaking series reaches the game-changing final chapter of the first arc as Buffy and the Scooby Gang (the name was Xander's idea, he's workshopping it, it probably won't stick) delve deeper into the heart of Sunnydale's underbelly — and make a shocking discovery about the true nature of the Hellmouth. There's no turning back for anyone on Team Slayer in this absolutely mind-blowing issue that fans can't afford to miss.
The reimagining of Joss Whedon's groundbreaking series jumps straight into the first chapter of the new story as Buffy and her friends deal with recent shocking events, friends turned foe, and enemies who might be allies, along with all the usual high school drama. Buffy's world has turned upside down, and it's only a matter of time before something comes along to tip her straight over into the darkness, but will she recognize the danger when it arrives or will it sneak into her life and sow the seeds of chaos from within?
Nothing will ever be the same after the attack on Xander. But with the Mistress Drusilla and Spike closer to opening the Hellmouth, Buffy is out of time to save her friend — and everyone else in Sunnydale!
The Scoobies are in disarray, and after the huge sacrifices she made last issue, Willow is still grappling with the consequences of losing such a monumental piece of her life. Was the sacrifice worth it? Or does this spell the end for the Scooby Gang as Buffy's friends and family deal with the fallout from recent events and attempt to put the pieces of their lives back together?
While the Slayer and the rest of the Scooby Gang were fighting to save Xander's soul, the Mistress Drusilla and her lieutenant Spike were busy searching for a way to open the gates of the Hellmouth so they could flood Sunnydale, then eventually the world, with demons and hell on Earth. And they're close. Can Buffy stop them in time to save the world from utter destruction?
The events of the historic Buffy and Angel event, HELLMOUTH, have left the town of Sunnydale without its Slayer. And since Buffy's missing in action, it's up to the All-New Scooby Gang of Cordelia, Robin, Willow and Xander to save everyone in town. There's just one problem — the Hellmouth is spreading evil throughout the city, putting everyone under its thrall. As the inhabitants of Sunnydale turn on one another, will the Scooby Gang be enough to save the town from utter chaos and destruction?
With Buffy in Hell, someone new has answered the call to save what's left of Sunnydale. Who is this mysterious new Slayer? And how will the new blood cope with a team made up of a newly empowered witch and a half-human, half-vampire sidekick?
An evil and powerful magic from the open HELLMOUTH has taken over the men of Sunnydale, and it's up to Willow, Cordelia, and the new Chosen One, Kendra, to fend off the enthralled men of the town or there won't be a Sunnydale for Buffy to come back to! That is… if she's coming back at all.
As TEAM KENDRA fights for their town against the Hellmouth-possessed hivemind, Willow and Xander begin to feel the cost of sharing a soul between them. With darkness creeping into the place a soul should be, one of them will start down a road that they can't turn back from.
After the game-changing conclusion to Hellmouth, The Slayer must defend Sunnydale… AND IT'S KENDRA? But as The New Slayer must confront an all-new threat to the ENTIRE WORLD, she'll need to pull the Scooby gang together once more after what happened to Buffy… WAIT… WHAT HAPPENED TO BUFFY?
Kendra The Vampire Slayer — and the all-new Scooby gang — must defend Sunnydale from the aftershocks of the Hellmouth and a new threat that feels very familiar! But can they fill the void left behind by Buffy?
After the devastating effects of Hellmouth, the Watcher's Council convenes to make sure it never happens again. But when recent Watcher initiate Wesley Wyndam-Pryce stumbles across a dark secret, he learns of a conspiracy decades in the making — one that binds Robin, Giles and the Slayer.
The conflict brewing between Buffy and Kendra has finally come to a head! With multiple allies injured, the two Slayers feel they can no longer compromise — which is the perfect opportunity for the new Big Bad to make his move…
Xander's true evil has been unleashed on Sunnydale, with only Buffy and the Scooby Gang standing in his way — but can they do what needs to be done? Meanwhile, Robin struggles with his place in Buffy's life and embarks on a new path that no other Watcher could've ever imagined.
It's Faith, Buffy and Willow versus Xander — not everyone is making it out alive. No Buffy fan will want to miss the shocking conclusion! Meanwhile, Wesley Wyndam-Pryce has arrived in Sunnydale with his own secret mission.
Anya has been a key figure in Buffy's life ever since she arrived in Sunnydale, but there's more to the demon's mission and mysterious past than anyone knows! It starts with her secret connection to the Watcher's Council and… the first full appearance of the Slayer who came before Buffy? And the truth behind Anya connects Buffy(s) — yes, plural — in ways no one ever saw coming…
Faith arrives in Sunnydale, dividing the Scooby Gang just as Anya's web starts to constrict around them! Giles learns a shocking secret about the Multiverse that threatens anyone who crosses that threshold. In related news, Willow just crossed the threshold. Whoops. Meanwhile, Robin is activated by the Council as a failsafe against rogue Slayers… and Buffy is first on their list.
The Scooby Gang has been torn apart… and no one is safe. Giles, Willow, Ethan (sorry, still a ghost) and Anya have discovered the true threat of the multiverse… one that changes everything they thought they knew. But while Buffy must fight the Slayer from Before, it seems that Xander has returned…
Buffy must make the biggest decision of her life — fight the Watcher's Council or save the world from the threat of the Multiverse. But where does Giles and the rest of Team Slayer stand? Whichever she chooses, the world(s) as Buffy knows it will never be the same again — and neither will the Scooby Gang…
The BIGGEST Buffy story of the century STARTS HERE. The truth about Buffy, the Scooby Gang and their very existence is revealed in this jaw dropping anniversary issue. But what is their connection to <SPOILER> and how does it connect to <SPOILER>? Every answer only leads to more questions... and straight to the Big(gest) Bad you never saw coming.
What if you KNEW your life could have been different? Buffy and the Scooby Gang get a glimpse into how different their lives might have been and must confront the choices that lead them to this point, even as they grapple with their understanding of everything changing forever. Meanwhile, Giles discovers ancient forces are at work, pushing the Slayer and her friends further and further down the rabbit hole... but to what end?
The Slayers — Buffy, Kendra, and Faith — continue to struggle with their new understanding of reality, even as Willow peers deeper into the rabbit hole to see where it ends. Meanwhile, Anya and a new fan-favorite arrival to Sunnydale vie for control of the Watcher's Council!
There's something evil lurking under Sunnydale High School, namely a gateway to a hell dimension that's been foretold to destroy the world as we know it. Buffy and the gang have mostly got it under control… as long as everything stays exactly as it is, and we mean zero new plot points, no new characters, and absolutely no twists, turns, or misunderstood prophecies. Easy peasy!
With no Watcher, no idea how to harness the power in her and no idea where it came from, Faith has fallen back on old habits — and morals — to guide her. But what happens when those morals don't line up with the Council's… or with Buffy's?
Rupert Giles has been many things — Sunnydale's foremost occult expert, high school librarian, mentor, and father figure — but Buffy and the Scooby Gang are totally unprepared for... Giles the vampire. With the Watcher's cunning, experience, and intimate knowledge of the Slayer — will Evil finally prevail?
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… only this time around, her world looks a lot more like the one outside your window.
Buffy Summers — the Slayer, the Chosen One meant to save the world from the literal evil forces of hell — must save her friend Xander before he dies… and returns as a vampire. As Giles and Willow each take drastic measures to find a cure, Buffy must face the hardest choice of her already not-so-easy life: save her friend or stop her new enemies, Drusilla (AKA The Mistress) and Spike from opening the Hellmouth. But where does the mysterious vampire with a soul named Angel fit into this mess? And what secret is he hiding that will forever change the war between the Slayer and the Mistress?
Drusilla has opened the Hellmouth! With no time to waste, Buffy must do what any good Slayer would do — namely running directly into the heart of the problem. But where does that leave the rest of Sunnydale? Xander, Willow, Cordelia, and the rest of the gang must find a way to battle demons both inside and out, without their Chosen One to help them. Is this the end of the Scooby Gang?
After the shocking conclusion to the Hellmouth event, The Slayer must defend Sunnydale… AND IT'S KENDRA? Welcome to the next era of the Buffy-verse… the Ring of Fire! That's right, there's a New Slayer in Sunnydale must confront an all-new threat to the ENTIRE WORLD and she'll need to pull the Scooby gang together once more after what happened to Buffy… WAIT… WHAT HAPPENED TO BUFFY?
WHO WATCHES THE WATCHERS? Willow has returned to Sunnydale with a secret about Buffy and the Scooby Gang that'll change everything you they ever that they knew! There's just one problem — Willow can't share this secret just yet. But a countdown may have have started on Buffy's time as a Slayer, as the rotten truth about the Watcher's Council that binds Robin, Giles and the Slayer Before will be revealed… starting with a young Watcher named Wesley.
Anya has been a key figure in Buffy's life ever since she arrived in Sunnydale, but there's more to the demon's mission and mysterious past than anyone knows! It starts with her secret connection to the Watcher's Council and… the first full appearance of the Slayer who came before Buffy??? And the truth behind Anya connects Buffy(s) — yes, plural — in ways no one ever saw coming… Plus! Learn the secret truth behind the Slayer known as Faith and where she came from… it's not what you think!
The Scooby Gang has been torn apart... and no one is safe. Buffy battles the Slayer from Before, Xander returns and threatens everyone in Sunnydale. Meanwhile, the team of Giles, Willow, Ethan (sorry, still a ghost) and Anya have discovered the true threat of the multiverse, one that changes everything they — and EVERYONE — thinks they knew about, well, EVERYTHING.
Buffy and her Scooby Gang will have to muster all their strength as they deal with an open Hellmouth that threatens the lives of everyone they love in Sunnydale. Meanwhile, Angel, the vampire cursed with a soul, arrives in town to find his redemption by doing whatever it takes to close the Hellmouth… and no human, demon or Slayer will stand in his way. It's the historic first ever Buffy & Angel comic book event as our heroes meet face-to-face in the world-ending horror hundreds of years in the making — the opening of the gates to the Hellmouth!
Behind the scenes
The subscription to the series at Boom! Studios reveals a prospect of at least 12 issues in addition to the current releases.
The single issues have a recap section written from Cordelia's point of view since issue #2, then by Anya's since issue #12.
At the end of the issue, there's a letters to the editor, called Sunnydale High Sentinel, which includes a "Daily School Bulletin" with details about school life.
Series creator Joss Whedon is credited as story consultant. Editor Jeanine Schaefer has described his involvement in the series: "He read all our plots and the year-long story that we have planned. We walked him through the character beats to make sure we are servicing them properly for the fans, and for them as characters and for the universe. He's also asked us some tough questions and set some parameters we had to answer before we moved forward. Making sure we answer those questions is the most important part. He's really on board."
The first issue of the series won as "Licensed Comic of the Year" for the Diamond Gem Awards 2019.