A new era of buffy the vampire slayer is about to rise, though it will come without “Buffy” in the name. Boom Studios announced The Vampire Slayer, a new series set in the Buffyverse. The series will be launched after the next Buffy the Vampire Slayer 25th Anniversary Special. Sarah Gayley (eat the rich, magic for liars) is writing the series, and Irene Flores (just beyond) provides the illustration. According to Boom’s press release, The Vampire Slayer begins “a new era for the chosen one as she faces an impossible choice and a danger so potent it threatens the lives of everyone and everything.” which is dear to him”. Buffy’s name not being part of the title may be a nod to fellow Slayers Kendra and Faith’s increased role in the comic book series compared to their roles in the original TV show. (The press release also makes no mention of buffy the vampire slayer creator Joss Whedon.)
The series kicks off with a story that feels like a classic buffy the vampire slayer episode. Here is the full plot summary: “After the events of the past few years, battling the forces of evil non-stop, Buffy Summers finds herself succumbing to the burden of wearing the mantle of the Slayer. To help his Slayer, Rupert Giles risks turning to chaos magic. , and with Willow’s help, they attempt a spell to remove the trauma from Buffy’s psyche. But the effects backfire and leave Buffy unable to remember her past or her purpose! With Sunnydale under attack, a surprising new slayer must rise to protect the world, while Buffy’s friends race against time to find her true self before it’s too late…”
“Welcome to a new era for the Buffy Summers you’ve come to know and love over the past few years, as the incredibly talented Sarah Gailey, Irene Flores, and Ed Dukeshire take our Slayer, her allies, and her enemies to a new audacious adventure direction,” editor-in-chief Elizabeth Breiin said in the press release. fans of vampire slayer won’t want to miss!”
Sarah Gailey is a Hugo Award winner and bestselling author who has also been a multiple finalist for the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. Tor Books has published Gailey’s first best-selling adult novel, magic for liars, in 2019.
“I am thrilled and honored to write stories in the universe of buffy the vampire slayer! This iconic property helped draw me and many of my peers and colleagues into the worlds of action and horror, and I hope my run continues to push the boundaries of what a story monster fighting maybe,” Gailey said in the press release. “I can’t wait to bring a whole new set of adventures to Buffy fans everywhere.”
What do you think? Let us know in the comments. The Vampire Slayer #1 will go on sale in April.