Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chosen Ones

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chosen Ones offers three separate tales of Slayers who came before Buffy Summers. "The Mission" involves the arrival of a new Watcher in the Sunnydale mission in 1808 after the death of his cousin by vampires and the rise of a new Slayer from the Chumash tribe named Hutash (who isn't all that keen on the Spaniard mansplaining Slayer lore to her on their way to prevent the opening of the Hellmouth).

The first of the back-up stories, "The Eating of Men," centers around the young Silvia Placida Ramberti who is curious about the man-eater discussed in the village... until it turns out to be her nanny.

The other back-up story, "Behind the Mask," takes place during a masquerade in Paris in 1820 where Adelaide encounters a roguish gentleman who turns out to be a bit peckish. While there's nothing must-read about any of the three stories (the last, written and drawn by Alexa Sharp, being my favorite), there should be enough here for Buffy fans curious about the exploration of more Slayer history. Worth a look.

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