In every generation, a new slayer is born… or gets a rebooted comic series from BOOM! Studios. How good is the New Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1? Let’s find out, shall we?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1Buffy The Vampire Slayer #1
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Writer: Jordie Bellaire
Artist: Dan Mora
Colorist:Raúl Angulo
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:
Main Cover A: Matthew Taylor
Main Cover B: Kevin Wada
Main Cover C: Royal Dunlap (Virgin)
Preorder Cover D: Becca Carey (Virgin)
Incentive Cover E: Jen Bartel
Incentive Cover F: Jen Bartel
Unlocked Slayer Variant G: Miguel Mercado
Unlocked Willow Variant H: Kaiti Infante
Unlocked Vampire Variant I: Miguel Mercado
Unlocked Vampire Willow Variant J: Kaiti Infante
Synopsis:

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!

 
This has a lot in common with BOOM’s Power Rangers series, taking the premise and characters and using them to tell a story set in the modern day. I like the art, I like the setup… My big complaint is: I have no idea who the big reveal on the last page is meant to be! Matthew's Thoughts
There is a lot of stuff that seems very familiar about this reboot, and I don’t know if my mind can really get behind what I know and what has changed. It will be interesting to see how long before many of the old storylines get redone verbatium. What I am hoping is this eventually becomes its own thing. I like the art, that seems to be way on model, but I could do with out the mid-90s teen-speak in a 2019 story.Stephen's Thoughts

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

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