Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Buffy: The Last Vampire Slayer #1

Set four years after the initial run of the comic of the same name set in an alternate dimension where a 50 year-old Buffy Summers trains Thessaly, the daughter of Willow and Tara, to be a vampire slayer. Not having read the previous series, or really knowing any details on just how different this world is that of the canonical Buffyverse, not to mention a slew of new characters (or a few recognizable figures in different roles), there is a bit of a curve getting up to speed (even if this is a first issue of the series).

Our stories really fall into the two camps of a midlife crisis Buffy and Spike heading out on a vacation leaving Anya in charge of the rebellious Tessaly who would rather spend time with the hot girl at school than her temp-Watcher. Not fueled by lust, Anya quickly picks up on something off about Thessaly's crush (which the final panels confirm). There are some interesting pieces here, but I don't think this is the comic to pull me back into reading Buffy on a regular basis.

[BOOM! Studios, $4.99]

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