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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a comic book series from Boom! Studios. It's described as the original homonym series reimagined for the year of 2019.

Premise

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 GangGiles, 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.[1]

Continuity

  • This story is an alternative version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with no sense of continuity between them.
  • The events are parallel to the Angel spin-off comic series, crossing over in the miniseries "Hellmouth".
  • The anthology "Chosen Ones" is set in the same universe as this series.

Appearances

Considering the nine stories published so far:

Publications

Issues

Cover Title Issue Release date
Buffy-01-00a Welcome Back to the Hellmouth, Part One 1 January 23, 2019
Writer: Jordie Bellaire Artist: Dan Mora
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.
Buffy-02-00a Welcome Back to the Hellmouth, Part Two 2 February 27, 2019
Writer: Jordie Bellaire Artist: Dan Mora
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?
Buffy-03-00a Welcome Back to the Hellmouth, Part Three 3 March 13, 2019
Writer: Jordie Bellaire Artist: Dan Mora
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.
Buffy-04-00a Welcome Back to the Hellmouth, Part Four 4 April 17, 2019
Writer: Jordie Bellaire Artist: Dan Mora
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.
Buffy-05-00a Unknown title 5 June 5, 2019
Writer: Jordie Bellaire Artist: David López
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?
Buffy-06-00a Unknown title 6 July 3, 2019
Writer: Jordie Bellaire Artist: David López
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!
Buffy-07-00a Unknown title 7 August 7, 2019
Writer: Jordie Bellaire Artist: David López
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?
Buffy-08-00a Unknown title 8 September 4, 2019
Writer: Jordie Bellaire Artist: David López
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?
Buffy-09-00a Unknown title 9 November 6, 2019
Writer: Jordie Bellaire Artist: David López
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?
Buffy-10-00a Unknown title 10 December 4, 2019
Writer: Jordie Bellaire Artist: David López
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?

Extras

Cover Title Release date
FCBD 2019 Frenemies May 4, 2019
Writer: Jordie Bellaire Artist: Dan Mora, Serg Acuña
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!

Collections

Cover Title Issues Release date
Buffy-v01 "High School Is Hell" 1–4 May 8, 2019
Writer: Jordie Bellaire Artist: 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… only this time around, her world looks a lot more like the one outside your window.

Buffy-v02 "Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Volume 2" 5–8 February 25, 2020
Writer: Jordie Bellaire Artist: David López
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?

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.[2]
  • The single issues have a recap section written from Cordelia's point of view. 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."[3]

References

  1. "Boom! Studios Unveils Buffy the Vampire Slayer Creative Team". Boom! Studios, October 5, 2018.
  2. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Boom! Studios. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  3. Jeff Spry, "First look: Jordie Bellaire and Dan Mora take a stab at Boom!'s new Buffy The Vampire Slayer #1". Syfy Wire, January 23, 2019.
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