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    Ooh that’s a great cover. I like that. I must say I like the BOOM “Buffy” covers much more than the Darkhorse ones.

    IMO it’s definitely Darla behind Xander on the left hand side. It looks taken right out of a screen cap of Season 1 (the same shot used of Darla in the Season 1 & 2 opening credits). Not sure if that means Darla appears or rather just that the artist used her likeness as an inspiration.
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    https://www.newsarama.com/43437-buff...ic-slayer.html

    BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Reboot Introduces 'Historic' Slayer

    By Newsarama Staff
    January 11, 2019



    Press Release

    BOOM! Studios today unveiled a main cover for BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4 by award-winning illustrator FeiFei Ruan (Descendants of the Crane, Jim Henson’s Storyteller: Giants) featuring the first appearance of a Slayer from ancient eighth-century China.This game-changing issue of the hotly anticipated series will debut in stores April 3, 2019, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products. Catch the first appearance of a major character in Buffy’s life in this issue, as well as the life-altering turn of events that changes one character’s destiny forever.

    The reimagining of Joss Whedon's groundbreaking series reaches the game-changing final chapter of the first arc as Buffy and the Scooby Gang (the name was Xander’s idea, he’s workshopping it, it probably won’t stick) delve deeper into the heart of Sunnydale’s underbelly—and make a shocking discovery about the true nature of the Hellmouth. There’s no turning back for anyone on Team Slayer in this absolutely mind-blowing issue that fans can’t afford to miss.

    Welcome back to the Hellmouth, as Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora (Klaus, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), along with series creator and story consultant Joss Whedon (the visionary writer/director behind Firefly, Marvel’s The Avengers, and more), reimagine the groundbreaking pop culture phenomenon from the very beginning.

    Buffy The Vampire Slayer premiered on the WB Network on March 10th, 1997. The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated series, which ran for seven seasons from 1997-2003, stars Sarah Michelle Gellar as “Buffy Summers.” Chosen to battle vampires, demons and other forces of darkness, Buffy is aided by a Watcher who guides and teaches her as she surrounds herself with a circle of friends called the “Scooby Gang.”

    BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4 features main covers by acclaimed Mondo illustrator Matthew Taylor and fan favorite artist Kevin Wada (She-Hulk).

    BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Joss Whedon’s Firefly, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Planet of the Apes, Abbott, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.

    Print copies of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4 will be available for sale on April 3, 2019 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.



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    Quote Originally Posted by vampmogs View Post
    Ooh that’s a great cover. I like that. I must say I like the BOOM “Buffy” covers much more than the Darkhorse ones.
    Your crimes against Jo Chen must not stand.

    IMO it’s definitely Darla behind Xander on the left hand side. It looks taken right out of a screen cap of Season 1 (the same shot used of Darla in the Season 1 & 2 opening credits). Not sure if that means Darla appears or rather just that the artist used her likeness as an inspiration.
    It's a great likeness and I'm never going to say no to a cover that rubs a little Badass Normal on Mr. Harris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a thing of evil View Post
    I disappear for a couple of days and miss all the Xander goodness!!!

    Also Xander as vlogger! Yes! Make use of his great play on words and enjoyable sarcasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingofCretins View Post
    Your crimes against Jo Chen must not stand
    Oh Chen was superb but that was so long ago now. I rarely liked a Darkhorse cover since her departure. They were all so bland and boring to me.
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    I love those two Xander covers, both of them. The art of the new comics is definitely selling me on giving them a try which is why they are producing so many visuals to draw us in I'm sure. It still isn't going to get me to do anything until I can get hold of the trade though, there are limits to what I'm willing to pass over without knowing what the content is going to be like.

    I liked plenty of the DH covers too, Steve Morris often did really interesting symbolic imagery. The Xander/Darla/vamp one above is more grungy art and I like the visual texture of that too, just in a really different way. Agreed Chen was superb.

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    Yup, he's a twitch streamer! That's pretty cool, very now-ish. I like the classic slayer cover as well.

    I liked plenty of the DH covers too, Steve Morris often did really interesting symbolic imagery.
    Same here. I think Morris and Chen were great. I loved David Mack's work - Wonderland has my favourite BtVS covers ever. I also liked Isaacs' variants a lot. Cover art is that one thing about DH run that I just can't complain about.

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    Can anyone identify the poster in the background?

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    Advance review for BOOM! Buffy # 1.

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    Best Shots Advance Review: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #1 'a Perfect New Start' (9/10)

    By Robert Reed, Newsarama Contributor January 14, 2019



    Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1
    Written by Jordie Bellaire
    Art by Dan Mora and Raúl Angulo
    Letters by Ed Dukeshire
    Published by BOOM! Studios
    Review by Robert Reed
    ‘Rama Rating: 9 out of 10

    Buffy, Xander, Willow, and the denizens of Sunnydale are back - but not quite as we know them. While the previous series existed within the same continuity as the television show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 presents a fresh start in the modern era. Written by Jordie Bellaire with art by Dan Mora and Raúl Angulo, the debut honors the legacy while carving out its own mark.

    From the opening lines, it becomes clear that this isn’t quite the Buffy readers know. She types on a computer for one. Jordie Bellaire captures the voice of Buffy Summers through the use of an electronic journal (rendered beautifully by letterer Ed Dukeshire). It’s a change that new readers might not be able to appreciate, bringing forth a stark contrast to the television show that had to adapt to there being a computer in every home.

    It’s the smallness of the changes that allow Jordie Bellaire to ease readers into this new world. As Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 progresses, the world becomes simultaneously more familiar and more alien. Characters are introduced slowly and with distinct voices. Dan Mora’s artwork helps in this process, capturing the likenesses of Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, and Nicholas Brendon (and maybe a few more familiar faces). There’s always a concern with licensed comic books that the memorable live-action characters won’t quite blend with the other characters, but Mora has found a nice middle ground in the detail that makes them both recognizable and fully integrated in their world on the page.

    The visual balance between the dialogue and artwork is really exceptional. A page in which Buffy receives a note in class is rendered completely without dialogue, which allows the reader full immersion in the moment. Mora also does well with the action sequences. It’s not much of a spoiler to say that vampires are slain in this book, and Mora crafts some entertaining combat that helps establish the Slayer concept. Raúl Angulo’s saturated colors provide a lot to the story, keeping the tone adventurous rather than dour, while also allowing for rich shadows in the artwork.

    Bellaire, Mora, Angulo, and Dukeshire build this world beautifully, and neither die-hard Buffy fans nor curious new readers should feel alienated. In part because of the familiarity, the issue is able to avoid a lot of the expository woes that plague debut issues. Buffy fans may feel the issue starts too small – that sense of newness that exists in the periphery of the pages may create some anxiety that this wasn’t quite new enough to justify the jettisoning of prior continuities.

    Ultimately, Jordie Bellaire and Dan Mora have found the right pace for this new adventure. Rather than rush through a Wikipedia section of “Differences from the Source Material,” Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 makes its mark by putting the characters first. Strong character moments make the book stand out, and that makes it the perfect new start.

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    From the opening lines, it becomes clear that this isn’t quite the Buffy readers know. She types on a computer for one.Jordie Bellaire captures the voice of Buffy Summers through the use of an electronic journal (rendered beautifully by letterer Ed Dukeshire). It’s a change that new readers might not be able to appreciate, bringing forth a stark contrast to the television show that had to adapt to there being a computer in every home.
    I mean, I get the point, but she typed on the computer in the TV show too. Buffy's never been a computer-illiterate, even during the High-School seasons.

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