Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer #1: Never Alone, Love Author(s): Casey Gilly Artists(s): Oriol Roig Colorist(s): Gloria Martinelli Letterer: Ed Dukeshire Publisher: BOOM! Studios Genre:…
The Vampire Slayer made Willow Rosenberg the titular undead hunter, but recent developments hint that Buffy will get her title back soon.
Previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer: With the revelation that Willow took over Buffy’s mantle as the Slayer, we’re pretty caught up on that front. Of course, with her not being the “rightful” Slayer, Willow’s suffering from some pretty serious side effects that are working overtime on her psyche.
While Buffy Summers will always be synonymous with the words “vampire slayer,” she isn’t the only iconic character that those words bring to mind. The likes of Willow Rosenberg, Angel, and Spike have all become fast fan favorites during their respective times in the spotlight, and the latter of those three has just returned to it once again. But, like so many other things in the world of The Vampire Slayer, this version of Spike is both strikingly similar and eerily different from the one fans know best. And, as of now, there is no telling what he has in store for the mostly unsuspecting Scooby Gang.
Despite the series name, Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics prove Willow would be a better Slayer than Buffy – at least, as far as Giles is concerned. Boom! Studios’ comics have embraced the “Slayerverse,” Buffy’s version of the multiverse; it’s allowing the comic book publisher to explore countless different timelines, and the latest is one of the most enjoyable to date. It’s a vision of a world where Buffy is no longer the Slayer, but rather where that mantle has been passed on to another.
hanks to its enduring popularity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with much fanfare. The teen hunter and the cast of eclectic characters sank their fangs into the public imagination and never let go. So what better way to celebrate the beloved franchise than with an anthology collection of stories from the Buffy-verse, bringing some much-needed-feel-good nostalgia to readers and also promising more from BOOM! Studios excellent adaptations of the series.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The 25th Anniversary #1 is an anthology one-shot published by BOOM! Studios. True to its name, the anthology contains a number of stories centred on the titular Slayer and her friends, with a number of creators delivering the same mix of humor and horror which made the television series a staple of pop culture. It also teases a number of future series, which contains BOOM!’s expansion of the Buffy franchise following series like Buffy: the Last Vampire Slayer.
Until now, the Scooby Gang never thought that the greatest force they’d have to face came from their own ranks. In Buffy the Vampire Slayer #24, the Gang takes on a darkness out of their control. This issue is written and illustrated by long-time contributes Jeremy Lambert and Ramon Bachs, respectively. Also returning are colorist Raul Angulo and letterer Ed Dukeshire.
The Ring of Fire arc has turned multiple friends into foes. Anya, the former Watcher, continues her secret plot against the Watcher Council. Meanwhile, Xander’s a vampire hell-bent on trapping Willow with him. Now, through the magic of a mysterious gift from issue #20, Willow has been taken over by an eerie sort of doppelganger.
Dark Willow was one of the biggest twists in the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Willow spent seasons of the original series learning about magic and perfecting spell-crafting in her own right. But by Season 6, her ambitions and appetite for magic had grown to a dangerous level.