Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1
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 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! WELCOME BACK TO THE HELLMOUTH, FOR THE FIRST TIME!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 Details

TitleBuffy the Vampire Slayer #1
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 23rd, 2019
PublisherBOOM! Studios
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Young Adult, Paranormal, Vampires, Media Tie In, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Fantasy, Supernatural

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 Review

  • Kori ☾
    January 1, 1970
    I am here for this. I am a Buffy stan to the 10th degree. I have my PHD in Buffyverse. Great solid first issue, love the little easter eggs hidden in the artwork, also love the fact that they mention certain canon things that happened in the show.I like the revamped (no pun intended) versions of Xander and Willow. Xander is much more bearable and not clingy. Willow also has a good sense of style and doesn't seem as weak.Not sure if this counts as spoilers but I like the fact that Angel wasn't pr I am here for this. I am a Buffy stan to the 10th degree. I have my PHD in Buffyverse. Great solid first issue, love the little easter eggs hidden in the artwork, also love the fact that they mention certain canon things that happened in the show.I like the revamped (no pun intended) versions of Xander and Willow. Xander is much more bearable and not clingy. Willow also has a good sense of style and doesn't seem as weak.Not sure if this counts as spoilers but I like the fact that Angel wasn't present. Can't stand him and I hope that the comic doesn't have him in there too much. Also Anya right from the beginning? Love her. I hope this is great. I also hope Cordelia makes an appearance in the future. I look forward to buying the 1st Volume in May.Edited to add how amazing the artwork is as well.
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  • I.
    January 1, 1970
    I've never read a single Buffy comic nor ever caught a glimpse of the show, so this issue was perfect for me. I was already overjoyed to be able to get my hands on the Kevin Wada variant cover, and the art inside was just as dazzling. I've always been interested in Buffy, and this issue was the push I needed to finally allow myself to enter this world. It was fantastic, I'm hooked, and can't wait to see what comes next.
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  • TJ
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed the first issue a lot! The voices were pretty spot on, the art was great, the references were fun, and it even has reread-ability to a point. And hey — it’s loads better than some of the garbage that came out in Season 11. This isn’t the story I would have chosen for BOOM! to tell, but it’s still fun and very well done. I think the twist in this issue will give merit to some fan speculation that was already swirling around a certain character. Can’t wait to see more! 5/5 stars.
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    Hmm. Not sure I like the changes to the original story.2.5
  • Deniz
    January 1, 1970
    I love it. This was the Buffy that I was longing for. I love the story, I love the characters and I love the artwork. [image error]Buffy's portraying is vulnerable...[image error]...yet strong.[image error]Finally, a library and Giles was what I need!I can't wait to read the second issue.
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  • Sean O'Hara
    January 1, 1970
    Buffy is back. This series is a ground zero reboot, moving everyone's favorite Slayer of Vampyres up to the modern day. The good thing about this is it means the writers know where everything is going from the start. Willow is gay from the start this time, and we already have Anya in the story in the first issue (Though sadly there's no sign of Cordy yet). The first issue is all setup, but things look promising so far.
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  • Kendra Chanocua corona
    January 1, 1970
    Amazeballs!!!I'm so excited for the upcoming issues. This issue set up some great stuff to come. I love our familiar characters already, slight differences and they make my heart swell with happiness. I can't wait for more!!!
  • Whitney
    January 1, 1970
    Always good to see the Scooby gang again, and while I like the art, so far there is nothing mind-blowing in this reboot, and not a whole lot that conveys the new 21st-century setting other than Xander's laptop and Buffy's smartphone (which we only see on the cover). There are a few notable canon changes in this issue though:(view spoiler)[1. Buffy's got a job at the fast food restaurant "Tuna Verse."2. Willow already knows that she's gay, apparently, as she shows interest in the idea of beautifu Always good to see the Scooby gang again, and while I like the art, so far there is nothing mind-blowing in this reboot, and not a whole lot that conveys the new 21st-century setting other than Xander's laptop and Buffy's smartphone (which we only see on the cover). There are a few notable canon changes in this issue though:(view spoiler)[1. Buffy's got a job at the fast food restaurant "Tuna Verse."2. Willow already knows that she's gay, apparently, as she shows interest in the idea of beautiful female witches and Buffy comments that Willow already has a girlfriend (who we don't see or know anything about yet).3. Xander is blogging some...interesting stuff. Is he somehow controlling what happens to Buffy through his words, or is he just emo?4. Giles is even stuffier and sterner than he is in the first season of the TV show.5. Anya is the owner of the magic shop in town and is peddling some powerful goods to some evil customers.6. Is that Drusilla on the last page? (The cover for the next issue confirms this.)7. Robin Wood is mentioned in the Sunnydale High Sentinal after the comic, only it appears he is a teenager. Looks like we might be seeing him in the next issue as well. (hide spoiler)]
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  • Simeon Scott
    January 1, 1970
    This is probably one of the worst first issues I have read in a long time. It takes everything that made the show great, the slow and subtle character work paired with a really nice theme of superhero life as a metaphor for growing up and makes it so overt and in your face that you just wish the main character's damn narration would shut up already! The art is really nice and exactly my kind of style but even it can't be enjoyed too much as I'm constantly distracted that the characters all look This is probably one of the worst first issues I have read in a long time. It takes everything that made the show great, the slow and subtle character work paired with a really nice theme of superhero life as a metaphor for growing up and makes it so overt and in your face that you just wish the main character's damn narration would shut up already! The art is really nice and exactly my kind of style but even it can't be enjoyed too much as I'm constantly distracted that the characters all look far too much like they do towards the later parts of the show when this is supposed to be a newly rebooted beginning. The insane amount of Whedon fan service in this was also really off putting, just felt like the writer and artist were trying so desperately to convince everyone that they were as big of fans of the property as the people reading the book and were just embarrassing themselves in the process. I know most people probably won't trust my opinion as I am infamously ambivalent towards the buffyverse, but please, for the love of god, stay away from this book.
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  • Jose
    January 1, 1970
    Pretty solid first issue. The chapter is pretty straightforward, showing us a Sunnydale that is very familiar yet slightly different. Having Anya be a player from the beginning is interesting, as is the apparent exclusion of Dawn.Buffy’s characterization is nearly identical to the original series (and the comic that followed). Xander and Willow are different and, in what little we saw, it may even appear like they switched places. Willow is cool and confident throughout the issue, going as far a Pretty solid first issue. The chapter is pretty straightforward, showing us a Sunnydale that is very familiar yet slightly different. Having Anya be a player from the beginning is interesting, as is the apparent exclusion of Dawn.Buffy’s characterization is nearly identical to the original series (and the comic that followed). Xander and Willow are different and, in what little we saw, it may even appear like they switched places. Willow is cool and confident throughout the issue, going as far as fantasizing about being with a witch and revealing that she has a girlfriend. Xander is still funny but in this universe he’s recognized as awkward, something that Willow was known for in the original series. He also runs a blog or some platform where he shares his (seemingly) raw feelings.Excited to see what happens next. No Angel yet, but that’s OK. I hope they don’t cram too much into the series at once.
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  • Fran
    January 1, 1970
    The Buffy reboot in comic form that no one asked for its here. All we wanted was more time with Dark Horse so they could tell the season 12 story properly, but here we are. Of course I'm going to give this a shot and the first issue has solid writing and art, even though it does have a very strong 90s comic art vibe that's actually just making me want to read the non-canon Dark Horse comics. I'll see where it goes but I remain skeptical.
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  • Mairéad
    January 1, 1970
    5:5 - Anya being brilliant is all I wanted from the series and I think I’m going to get it here! So glad lots of good Buffy stuff is coming out in book and comic form rather than a new tv series!
  • Aaron Arment
    January 1, 1970
    ExcellentI’m excited to see where the series goes from here, I really liked the dark horse series, but his is definitely worth a read!
  • Kait
    January 1, 1970
    This first issue doesn't waste any time diving into the Scooby gang with a whole new high school story. We jump right into hot gay Willow and a blogging Xander. I so excited for more of this.
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