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Old 08-29-2018, 12:05 PM
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Georges Jeanty Slayalive Q/A for Buffy S12 # 2 is finally up.

Spoilers Q&A with Buffy Season 12 Artist Georges Jeanty (Part 1)
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4 ways Dark Horse's Buffy comics improved on the TV show - WMQ Comics



4 ways Dark Horse’s Buffy comics improved on the TV show

September 17, 2018 

By MATTHEW LAZORWITZ, WMQ Comics senior contributor

This Wednesday, the final issue of the four-issue “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 12” comes out from Dark Horse. This not only wraps up the post-TV series stories from Dark Horse – five additional “seasons” beyond the TV show’s seven – but 20 years of Buffy comics. With the unlimited budget that comics provides, Joss Whedon and his collaborators have been able to tell bigger tales than could fit on the TV screen, from trips to the future to flying superheroics to dragons wreaking havoc on cities.

I’ve been a fan of Buffy since the 1992 movie, and watched the TV show from the pilot and read the comics from the first issue, and so to celebrate the end of an era, this week’s column will focus on four of my favorite aspects of the Buffy comics. I’ll try to keep spoilers to a minimum, but if you’ve only watched the TV series and want to read the canonical post-Season Seven comics, know that here be spoilers.

The Scythe

If there’s one bit of Buffy comic lore the fans who started and stopped with the TV series would be aware of, it’s the Scythe, the ancient weapon of the Slayers. The Scythe appeared in the final two episodes of the TV series, used by Buffy in her battle against her ultimate adversary, The First Evil, and its army of uber-vamps. But little do TV-only fans know, the Scythe made its first appearance in the comics.

The Scythe specifically was introduced in “Fray,” the eight-issue miniseries from “Buffy” creator Joss Whedon and artist Karl Moline, a story set in the far future, where the first Slayer to be called in centuries, Malaka Fray, must face down the rise of a new breed of vampires. It’s a cool series, one where Whedon gets to play with language by creating a whole world of future slang, but the Scythe is the most iconic thing to come out of it – not only did it appear in the TV series, it became a key device in all of the post-TV comics. Credit should be given to Moline as well, for designing a weapon that was visually interesting and practical enough to translate across media.



Giles Family Drama

At the end of “Buffy: Season Eight,” a possessed Angel murders Buffy’s Watcher and father figure, Rupert Giles. Giles was my favorite character on the series, which has to say something about me that I pick the middle-aged librarian as a favorite over the teenage cast was I was 16.

Much of the plot of the first “season” of the Season 9 spinoff “Angel & Faith” sees Angel trying to find a way to resurrect Giles to redeem himself. Along the way, he encounters Lavinia and Sophronia Fairweather, Giles’ maternal great-aunts, who maintain their eternal youth and beauty through sorcery. Through them, Angel learns more about the young man Giles was, and what he could have been. And when Angel succeeds, he resurrects Giles … as a 12-year-old.

Throughout the Season 10 and 11 comics, we see Giles, the stalwart, serious librarian and Watcher, with his mind intact but his body wracked with the intense emotions and hormone swings of puberty. More painful is the fact that he is an adult that society won’t look at as anything but a child, a fascinating dynamic to see play out.

Fun Fact: According to the Dark Horse art book “Buffy Seasons 8 & 9: Panel to Panel,” the looks for Giles’ aunts were based on the daughters of Giles actor Anthony Stewart Head.



Making Andrew a character you care about

Personal Buffy confession time here, folks: I hate Andrew Wells, the sort-of reformed villain who was a nemesis in Season 6 of the TV show and helped the Scooby Gang throughout the back half of Season 7. I thought he was an obnoxious, over-the-top caricature who didn’t earn the redemption he was seemingly given in the Season 7 episode “Storyteller.”

So throughout Seasons 8 and 9, I would grit my teeth every time Andrew would be featured. And it often felt like the writers didn’t much care for him, either, because he was constantly screwing up. He was a failure as a Watcher. He put Buffy’s brain into a robot and caused a pregnancy scare. He does what he does because he thinks it’s the right idea and doesn’t think to check with anyone to make sure it is.

But in “Buffy: Season 10,” writer Christos Gage does something I didn’t think possible: He made me understand and empathize with Andrew. Because of all the stupid things he has done, Andrew tries one more over-the-top thing to redeem himself: He tries to resurrect Tara, Willow’s long-dead girlfriend who died at the hands of Andrew’s friend Warren. And when Willow confronts him, he explains himself, explains that he feels like a screw-up, that he wants to make right, and after years of trying, now it finally feels like he earned that shot at redemption.



Season 12

Each season of Dark Horse’s Buffy had a different feel and theme. Season 10 is probably my favorite, as it did a great job of balancing the action and the character beats that have always been integral to what makes Buffy a show that viewers and readers care about.

That said, Season 12 has been something that can only be done as a comic. I can’t rank it above Season 10 yet, since I haven’t seen how it concludes, but the first three issues have been everything you could want from a Buffy story. It takes aspects of continuity from across the TV series and the comics and puts them together in one epic tale. Since there is no companion “Angel” series, all the major characters left in the Buffyverse are together for one last story. Buffy has come into her own, not only as a woman but as a leader. And with only four issues to tell an apocalyptic tale, everything is nicely compressed without a panel wasted. This is the finale “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” has earned after 20-plus years, and I can’t wait to see how it all wraps up Wednesday.


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Editor Notes Comics has read Buffy S12 # 4.

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@Christosgage I just finished Buffy. Very strange to say goodbye to this story. You hit the exact right beat at the end. Once it hits stands, I have one big question. But this was a phenomenal run. Thanks for everything


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Great to hear you liked the ending. I'm so nervous. Can you reveal anything?

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I don't dare say much. Almost every point from the shows and comics is resolved. Some stuff from way back gets brought up again. The last beat rewards the comics fans in a big way. Enjoy the ride, don't flip to the end.

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First review for Buffy S12 # 4.

Comic Book Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #4



Comic Book Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #4

Phillip Pratt September 17, 2018

The Bitter-Sweet End of an Era

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 12: The Reckoning spells the end of a long relationship the franchise has enjoyed with the world’s fifth largest comic company, Dark Horse Comics. With the Disney acquisition of 21st Century Fox looming, it was all but inevitable. The comic company has been putting out Buffy-related titles since 1998 while the show was still in production. After Buffy the Vampire Slayer ended, Dark Horse Comics picked up where it left off, starting in 2007 with Season Eight. One could argue the franchise played a hand in making Dark Horse Comics the powerhouse it is today (the status of the industry as a whole notwithstanding). Chances are, while this is the end of Buffy at the publication, there is a good chance, that like Star Wars, it’ll continue at Marvel Comics. Question is; should we expect a fresh start after a complete reboot?



At the end of last month’s issue, we saw the arch villain Harth (the vampirized twin brother of a Slayer from the future) claim all the strengths of the slayer-line for himself by interrupting a process that would have delivered said powers to Buffy. With all that power in his hands, Harth begins to make short work of Buffy and friends who find themselves at his mercy. As the demon horde begins to close in for the final kill, Willow and Dawn enact a plan to open a portal to hell in the hope of trapping them all inside. However, it’ll most likely end with the Scoobies going along for the ride as well.



Overall the action and pacing in this issue felt rushed. You can sense that everything is wrapping up as the main threats are dispatched little more than halfway through the book. What’s left over is a ‘slice of life’ segment that just doesn’t feel like the end of the road for the franchise. I’m not sure if writers Joss Whedon and Christos Gage wrote this with the intention of leaving it open-ended, but that’s exactly what happened. I wouldn’t say it was done well because it simply comes off of as anti-climactic.

Georges Jeanty’s pencils are as they were in the prior issue. Not bad, but not great either. Some panels/pages are better than others. Attention to the action in the background is a bit sharper than in the previous issue. There is no real improvement or fall in terms of quality there.



The Verdict

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning is a fine end to an arc. However, I cannot say it was a worthy cap to the long run the franchise has had with Dark Horse Comics. I believe it deserved a better, more coherent sendoff. I suppose it’s hard to plan a story amidst corporate maneuverings. If the creators had been given more time to wrap this up, could the book have been better across the board? I believe so. From a life-long Slayer devotee; it’s a shame that such a storied and fan-loved book has to end on such a tame note. If Buffy is indeed continued under the Marvel Comics imprint, utilizing the same continuity, perhaps it won’t all be for naught.

Pros
◾Fun banter
◾Lots of warm, fuzzy, nostalgia

Cons
◾Anti-climatic ending
◾Pacing could have been better

7.5Overall Score


So the actual battle is resolved halfway through the issue with the last part being basically the aftermath/what happens to the survivors deal.
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Buffy Comics From BOOM! Studios Offically Announced

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Stakes Out a New Home at BOOM! Studios - IGN

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Stakes Out a New Home at BOOM! Studios

IGN exclusive first details on Buffy’s big move.

By Joshua Yehl

Comic books featuring Buffy the Vampire Slayer now have a new home at publisher BOOM! Studios

The license for comics based on the Joss Whedon-created franchise previously belonged to Dark Horse Comics and now, after 20 years, it will be moving to a new comic publisher for the first time. BOOM! has plans to release new Buffy monthly comic series, limited series, graphic novels, and more in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.


Art by Matthew Taylor. (BOOM! Studios)

During Buffy’s time at Dark Horse, numerous tie-in comics were produced, most notably a series of comics supervised (and sometimes written) by Whedon that continued from where the television show left off, titled Season Eight, Nine, Ten and so on. The final issue of Season Twelve released yesterday, and the trade paperback for Season Twelve, out on December 12, will be Dark Horse’s final Buffy publication. All previously published Buffy comics will be fair game for re-publication under BOOM!. Dark Horse’s Buffy license expires at the end of 2018, so BOOM! will be free to publish Buffy comics starting in 2019, although an official launch date has yet to be revealed.

“I remember watching the premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer over 20 years ago, and the feeling of empowerment that came with seeing a girl get to kick ass and have flaws at the same time, and to not apologize for who she was. It’s an honor to oversee that world for a new generation and to bring them that same feeling of knowing your greatest power comes from being true to who you are,” BOOM! Studios Executive Editor Jeanine Schaefer said in a statement provided to IGN. “Buffy is about love at its core, love for your friends and yourself. The characters are allowed to be equal parts human and monster, and seeing them struggle to balance those parts of themselves, the same parts we all struggle with, is why it still resonates with audiences of all ages and backgrounds today.”

BOOM! also publishes comics based on popular franchises Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Adventure Time, and Planet of the Apes, among others, in addition to original series like Abbott, Mech Cadet Yu, and the award-winning hit Lumberjanes.

http://www.cbr.com/buffy-the-vampir...-boom-studios/

BOOM! Studios Acquires Buffy the Vampire Slayer License

BOOM! Studios has partnered with 20th Century Fox for a new line of Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics, graphic novels and more.



Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer has found a new publishing home at BOOM! Studios.

Announced today by IGN, BOOM! will partner with 20th Century Fox to release new comic book series, limited series, original graphic novels and more, all centered around the Buffy franchise.

“I remember watching the premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer over twenty years ago, and the feeling of empowerment that came with seeing a girl get to kick ass and have flaws at the same time, and to not apologize for who she was. It’s an honor to oversee that world for a new generation and to bring them that same feeling of knowing your greatest power comes from being true to who you are,” BOOM! Studios Executive Editor Jeanine Schaefer tells IGN. “Buffy is about love at its core, love for your friends and yourself. The characters are allowed to be equal parts human and monster, and seeing them struggle to balance those parts of themselves, the same parts we all struggle with, is why it still resonates with audiences of all ages and backgrounds today.”

Promotional art for the announcement shows Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Buffy Summers standing in front of her high school, a pack of zombies with a cell phone in one hand and a wooden stake in the other, highlighted with the phrase, “High School is Hell.”



In an interview with CBR in August, Whedon revealed Fox’s plans to pull the Buffy and Firefly licenses from Dark Horse, ending a 20-year relationship between the property and the publisher.

Debuting on The WB Television Network in 1997, Buffy the Vampire Slayer ran for seven seasons and starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as “Buffy Summers.” 20th Century Fox Television is working on a Buffy reboot alongside Whedon, with the series set to feature a black actress in the title role.


I'm surprised that they are announcing it this early.I figured next year or maybe at NYCC in a few weeks.The day after the final Dark Horse issue hits is a surprise.

Based on the artwork,it looks like we are returning to high school.But is this new stories set in the season 1-3 era or a reboot because Buffy is sporting modern tech..


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http://www.newsarama.com/41908-new-...-new-home.html

New BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Comic Book Series Launching at a New Publisher

By Chris Arrant, Editor September 20, 2018



BOOM! Studios has acquired the comic book license for Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, following 20 years exclusively at Dark Horse Comics. First reported by IGN, BOOM! plans to launch a new Buffy monthly title, as well as limited series and graphic novels.

"I remember watching the premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer over 20 years ago, and the feeling of empowerment that came with seeing a girl get to kick ass and have flaws at the same time, and to not apologize for who she was. It’s an honor to oversee that world for a new generation and to bring them that same feeling of knowing your greatest power comes from being true to who you are," said BOOM! Executive Editor Jeanine Schaefer.

"Buffy is about love at its core, love for your friends and yourself. The characters are allowed to be equal parts human and monster, and seeing them struggle to balance those parts of themselves, the same parts we all struggle with, is why it still resonates with audiences of all ages and backgrounds today.”

Dark Horse's last original Buffy issue, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 12, The Reckoning #4, was released this week. A collection of that limited series is due out December 12, with Dark Horse's license expiring at the end of 2018.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is owned by 20th Century Fox, which owns a stake in BOOM! Studios. Neither BOOM! nor Fox have stated how the impending Walt Disney Company acquisition of Fox will impact BOOM! or the Buffy franchise.

BOOM! Studios is scheduled to begin publishing Buffy in 2019.



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http://screenrant.com/buffy-vampire...-ending-comic/

Joss Whedon Finally Gives Buffy Her Happy Ending

by Thomas Bacon
on Sep 20, 2018

Warning: SPOILERS for Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Reckoning #4

The story of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is finally complete. Fifteen years after the TV show finished, Joss Whedon and Christos Gage have penned the final adventure of Buffy Summers, arriving at the ending described as "the culmination of all Buffy seasons." And yes, it's a happy one.

These are strange, bittersweet times for Buffy fans. At this year's SDCC it was revealed that Fox is rebooting Buffy for a new era, although details are yet to emerge. That fresh start also signaled an inevitable farewell; the titular heroine's adventures have been ongoing in comic book form ever since the series was canceled in 2003. With a TV relaunch of some kind in the cards, there was no way Buffy's comic adventures could continue. Fox pulled the plug, and Dark Horse Comics lost the license. Which means it falls to Whedon and Gage to wrap things up - once and for all.

As Whedon had expressed in an interview with CBR, he had considered a tragic ending to the story. After all, a Slayer is traditionally someone who fights right up until the moment of their death, and the Slayer's friends - particularly Buffy's - are likely to suffer a similar fate. But Whedon decided that rather than end in tragedy, he would bring Buffy's story to a triumphant close. The final issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Reckoning sees Buffy and her allies successfully defeat the terrifying threat of Harth, a vampire who absorbed all the powers and memories of the Slayers throughout time.

The issue ends on a beautiful, optimistic note. Buffy and Faith have both decided it's time to try to live a normal life at last, and set their sights on a more official role, signing up for the San Francisco Police Academy. The Buffyverse has changed a lot in the comics since the TV show ended, and there's now an active Supernatural Division to police the vampires and demons roaming the California scene. Naturally, both Slayers are keen to get in - if only Faith can get through basic training without injuring any of her fellow cadets...

As for Willow, she's found a place of relative peace, running a center dedicated to empowering women. Willow has always trod the boundary between light and dark, but now the witch believes she's seen enough of her future to know how to change it. The end of Xander and Dawn's story will surprise anyone who hasn't been keeping up-to-date with the comics; they've become a couple, and are now bringing up their baby daughter, Buffy's niece Joyce (named for their late mother). Giles, for his part, is reforming the Watcher's Council. and finally, the issue ends with Buffy still friends with her two would-be vampire suitors, but not actually in a relationship with either Angel or Spike. About as fitting a close as we can think of to one of the strangest supernatural love triangles of all time.

The interesting question, though, is whether or not Buffy's story is truly over. After all, the Slayer is a legacy passed down from one generation to the next, and Monica Owusu-Breen, showrunner of the upcoming Buffy series, has promised a brand new Slayer. It's entirely possible the new series is a relaunch, and not a total reboot. If that's the case, all these farewells to Buffy could set the scene for the season to come. Until then, it all worked out for the Scooby gang.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Reckoning #4 is now available from Dark Horse Comics.



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Some tweets from Ghristos Gage.

http://mobile.twitter.com/Christosg...4167670785?p=v

Christos Gage

As my last Buffy issue hits, I want to thank @DarkHorseComics and all my editors there, @KabaLounge @rebekahisaacs @SadMeganGirls @SteveMorrisArt and all our brilliant collaborators. And of course @joss for trusting me with his babies. The pleasure, the privilege is mine.

9:25 AM - 19 Sep 2018


http://mobile.twitter.com/Christosgage?p=s

@sarbz Replying to @ComicBookCorps @DarkHorseComics and 4 others

Only 4 issues this season?

1:34 PM - 19 Sep 2018

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@Christosgage Replying to @sarbz @ComicBookCorps and 4 others

That's all we had time for!

4:18 PM - 19 Sep 2018


http://mobile.twitter.com/Christosg...5302962177?p=v

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Spuffy fans just don't get it, do they? Buffy is her OWN end game. She ended the DH comic seasons *single* & happy with an amazing new career pathway. Buffy isn't a prize to be won, stop treating her like one. Thanks @christosgage & @joss #BTVS #Buffy

11:59 AM - 19 Sep 2018

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@Christosgage Replying to @TessaMcG2 @joss

No offense meant to Spuffy fans, I love the relationship, but I thought it was time for Buffy to be both single and in a good place because it's important to show she's capable of that & it's a good thing. Doesn't mean she won't be with someone later but she doesn't NEED to be.

4:21 PM - 19 Sep 2018

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Some thoughts on this issue and season 12 as whole.

First,Speaking as a B/Aer and now having read the issue,I'm perfectly satisfied.I'm happy with how both Buffy and Angel's interaction and Buffy and Spike's interaction are handled and presented at the end of the issue.Right now I don't even care which ship or if either has s future.As a end point currently in its present form for BTVS,this whole aspect worked for me.

Overall,I'm satisfied with season 12 as a whole not just how they handled B/A and B/S.I think this would of benefited being longer.Six to twelve issues.The time travel aspects were a little wonky but I like how the Fray future and Buffy's fate that has been hanging over the verse since the Fray miniseries was resolved.I was convinced Buffy would die or be gone and I'm very happy that didn't happen.

Ofcourse I hated the Angel/Illyria thing although as I've said elsewhere,the goodbye moment between her and Angel actually worked for me as she made her sacrifice which I know is strange given how I feel about the pairing.It was something important I noted to both Gage and Jeanty in my questions to them in the Slayalive Q/As.The fact that they got someone who hates the pairing to buy into it for a micro second.lol I also noted to both that I liked how the final interactions between Buffy and Spike and Buffy and Angel were handled.With that said,I hope Angel and Illyria never hook up again if she's found.

Going back to length,With Illyria's(and by extention Fred's) sacrifice,I wish we could of gotten Gunn in there.If the series had been longer,I think we would of gotten some appeatrance from Gunn and Connor.But I know the length problem was out of Gage's and Joss's hands.

As for Buffy and Faith as cops.Yes,I don't think it's realistic for them(especially Faith) but I'll go with it

The end was sugary but you know what,I liked it.Considering I was expecting a bleak ending for Buffy herself,I'm happy.
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Another tweet from Christos Gage.

http://mobile.twitter.com/Christosg...0888223744?p=v

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Replying to @Christosgage @TessaMcG2 @joss

i'd accept that if you guys had actually shown what didn't work between Buffy & Spike instead of taking us from them being in love to them not working cause they didn't have enough angst? The expositional step backwards re both their development was like a sudden slap in the face

Christos Gage

@Christosgage Replying to @fandomspy @TessaMcG2 @joss

I’m afraid we just didn’t have room for that. 4 issues was all there was time for before the license changed hands.

1:05 PM - 21 Sep 2018



Sounds like if Season 12 had been allowed to be longer,they would of gotten more into why Buffy/Spike broke up
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Full Christos Gage Slayalive Q/A for Buffy S12 # 4 is up.

Spoilers Buffy Finale Q&A with Christos Gage

1)I got to admit laughing at the fact even Gage didn't get the thinking behind Angel/Illyria.It sounds like he was sort of stuck with it because it was carry over from Angel Season 11.

I'm glad he knows that I was satisfied as a B/Aer with the final issue and Angel/Illyria worked for me in one scene.

2)Really like how he answered question 2.

3)So if the series was longer,we might of gotten things like Buffy/Spike breakup and Giles re-aged on-screen.

9)Interesting that he said he would of liked to play with the B/A and Illyria stuff more if season 12 had been longer

18)So he would of liked season 12 to have been 12 issues which sounds about right IMO.Interesting also that if they had known in advanced about Dark Horse losing the rights they may have liked to have done ,"The Reckoning" in place of season 11 or done season 11 as eight issues and season 12 as eight issues.The latter might of been a good compromise in order to have both but give more room to season 12.In a perfect world we would of just gotten a twelve issue season 12 after season 11.
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Buffy Comic News Tomorrow at NYCC18 BOOM! Studios Panel

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/10...power-rangers/

Boom Studios Will Treat Buffy The Vampire Slayer As They Did Power Rangers

Posted by Rich Johnston October 4, 2018

Phil from Boom Studios had some good news (for Boom that is) for the retailers at New York Comic Con’s comic book retailer breakfast.

“BOOM Studios is beating the market 13% this year.” Which means that they have increasing by 6% while the direct market has dropped 7%. Ouch. And the Power Rangers helped…

“One of our biggest wins was Shattered Grid”

Ranger Slayer is a fan favorite and is the leader of the new team

Beyond the Grid will include new characters like Solar Ranger who might be the “most important character we’ve ever introduced.”

Joss Whedon’s Firefly is coming with the Unification War

Year 1 of the Firefly mythos, with Boom reporting that orders are “fantastic”.

It’s the first time Firefly is published as a monthly ongoing series. They are also doing legacy prints of prior Firefly issues

And a “Big Damn Heroes” legacy box

The creative team and details on the new Buffy comic will be announced tomorrow at Boom’s panel at the show.

They plan to be reimagining Buffy the way they did Power Rangers in 2015



The BOOM! panel is 1:30 to 2:30 PM eastern tomorrow

BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours - Event Search (For Guest Page) - New York Comic Con - October 4 - 7, 2018 - Javits Center

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EXCLUSIVE: Whedon, Bellaire & Mora Lead Buffy The Vampire Slayer Comic Reboot

Stephen Gerding CBR Exclusives

Joss Whedon is overseeing BOOM! Studios' reboot of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics, with creators Jordie Bellaire and Dan Mora.



Today, BOOM! Studios finally unveiled the creative team that will be responsible for helming the publisher’s imminent Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic, along with new details on how the new comic fits — or doesn’t — into the previous run at Dark Horse Comics.

CBR can exclusively reveal that writer Jordie Bellaire and artist Dan Mora are working with creator and story consultant Joss Whedon to reboot the entire Buffy concept from day one.

Artist Matthew Taylor is providing the series with its main cover, while a line up including Kevin Wada, Royal Dunlap, Becca Carey and Jen Bartel will produce variants. You can check out a few of them in the gallery below.

The series’ 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!

“Buffy has brought my life so much joy and to be part of that now is ridiculously overwhelming on many levels,” Bellaire said in a statement. “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.”

“It’s an exciting opportunity to be part of reimagining and redesigning the world of Buffy for a modern era while also honoring its exciting history,” Mora had to say about rebuilding the Scooby Gang from the ground up. “The series offers a unique mix of horror, action and the experience of being a teenager where it feels like the world is ending – and in this case, it might!”

“The world of Buffy The Vampire Slayer has been so richly developed over the last twenty years, so when it came time for us to decide where to take the franchise under Joss’ guidance, there was only one answer in our minds – reimagining the story of Buffy and the Gang for a new generation,” Executive Editor Jeanine Schaefer said of the reboot. “The world right now is scarier than it’s ever been; placing these characters firmly in 2019, we can use the themes that were so integral to the show — identity, agency, and empathy — to examine our world and the heroes and monsters that lurk inside all of us…and punch those monsters right in the face. Whether you’re a long time member of the Scooby Gang or totally new to the world of the Chosen One, Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 was made for you.”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1, by Jordie Bellaire, Dan Mora and Joss Whedon, arrives Wednesday, January 9 from BOOM! Studios


art gallery here.

http://www.cbr.com/buffy-vampire-sl...don/#gallery=1

1)So Joss is involved.

2)Its a reboot

3)It launches in January.

http://www.newsarama.com/42210-joss...mic-books.html

JOSS WHEDON Leads BOOM! in 'Reimagining and Redesigning' BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER for Comic Books

By George Marston, Newsarama Contributor
October 5, 2018



Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon will work as a "story consultant" with BOOM! Studios to reboot Buffy the Vampire Slayer for comic books, according to CBR.

BOOM!'s plans to launch new Buffy comic books were reported earlier this year with no creative team attached. Artists Dan Mora and Jordie Bellaire will join Whedon on the reboot which, in Mora's words, will bring a whole new look to the world of Buffy Summers.

“It’s an exciting opportunity to be part of reimagining and redesigning the world of Buffy for a modern era while also honoring its exciting history,” Mora told CBR. “The series offers a unique mix of horror, action and the experience of being a teenager where it feels like the world is ending – and in this case, it might!”

“Buffy has brought my life so much joy and to be part of that now is ridiculously overwhelming on many levels,” added Bellaire. “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.”

Here's the official synopsis for the rebooted series:

"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!"









Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 is due out January 9.

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