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    All New Slayers Make First Appearance in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: THE CHOSEN ONES #1




    BOOM! Studios has announced an oversized one-shot comic book BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: THE CHOSEN ONES #1 that will debut on August 28, 2019, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.

    Buffy Summers is the “Chosen One” who must defend Sunnydale from vampires, demons and those regular monsters called high schoolers…but she wasn’t the first. Now, discover the first full appearances of the Slayers from past eras first seen on special variants covers to BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER in this landmark one-shot.

    In 18th century California, a young woman discovers she’s the Chosen One and changes the course of Slayer history forever, in a new story from writer Mairghread Scott (Batgirl) and artist Ornella Savarese, that also reveals the hidden origins of the Hellmouth; the new Slayer first seen on the cover to BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2 comes to life in 14th century Italy from writer and artist Celia Lowenthal (Over The Garden Wall: Hollow Town), and more.

    BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: THE CHOSEN ONES #1 features a main cover by illustrator Evan Cagle, along with a variant cover by artist Helen Yoon featuring a Slayer from 16th century Marusthali, India and a cover by artist Alexa Sharpe (Rolled and Told).

    “Buffy might be the Slayer you know best, but she’s not the only incredible woman to be a Chosen One—and you’re getting the first appearance of three new Slayers in this issue, as well as the never-before-seen origins of the Sunnydale Hellmouth!” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Mairghread, Ornella, Celia, and Alexa dig into the secret origins of these important characters from the past who’ll have a huge impact on Buffy’s future!”

    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 is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott from Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury The Lede from Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Grass Kings from Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins; and Klaus from Grant Morrison and Dan Mora. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Angel from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Danielle Di Nicuolo.

    Print copies of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: THE CHOSEN ONES #1 will be available for sale on August 28, 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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    Can't help thinking BOOM are trying to make as much money out of this franchise as is humanly possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priceless View Post
    Can't help thinking BOOM are trying to make as much money out of this franchise as is humanly possible
    Buffy is their best selling comic. Buffy and Firefly are the only BOOM comics in top 100 by sales numbers in April. No wonder they want to milk it while there is interest to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priceless View Post
    Can't help thinking BOOM are trying to make as much money out of this franchise as is humanly possible
    Yes before the quality of the writing gets so poor people start wandering away.

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    Maybe I'm just being cynical, but I can't see many people buying this comic. It doesn't feature Buffy and isn't part of Whedon's canon. Although there is a chance it may feature Spike, Dru or Angel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priceless View Post
    Maybe I'm just being cynical, but I can't see many people buying this comic. It doesn't feature Buffy and isn't part of Whedon's canon. Although there is a chance it may feature Spike, Dru or Angel.
    I'm not buying it - they're beginning to wind me up. I'm not that interested and I've got Tales of the Slayers. I'm half expecting them to re-introduce DH Buffy and use the AU excuse. I'm gonna buy Gainham's Lucifer...Lucifer's the new Spike!

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    If they're going to produce books, I really don't get why they don't produce show canon-compliant, fill-in-the-blank type stuff. Giles and Willow have an adventure in England. Buffy, Xander and Dawn kicking around Sunnydale.

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    Yeah, I'm not buying something like this that isn't canon. A reimagining of the characters as an AU is a fun read to pick up, but padding out imagined non canon details of the hellmouth and past slayers doesn't interest me.

    Obviously all those variant covers were the lead in and this was all very planned but there is just so much all the time. It does leave me feeling that they don't have confidence in what they are producing overall and expect it to be of brief interest just because they are throwing so much out at once over the top of each other. I'm waiting on a TPB of Angel to be announced to order and now there is yet another thing come out. For me this has exposed that the barrage of promotion and self congratulatory marketing has just creating interest fatigue.

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    I'm certainly not suggesting people should buy this comic as thus far I've been pretty unimpressed by what BOOM has had to offer but they're really not doing anything out of the ordinary here. Both Darkhorse and IDW used to do one-shot comics and spinoff comics all the time. For instance, this is pretty similar to the "Tales of the Slayers" comics Darkhorse produced years ago.

    It was always incredibly unlikely that BOOM would still to only one comic series. And now that it's their best selling licence it was pretty much a given that they'd produce other miniseries or one-shot comics as well. I'd be questioning their business sense if they had such a lucrative property and didn't try and exploit it. I agree that they may end up over-saturating the market but this is just standard practice.
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    vampmogs.

    I'd be questioning their business sense if they had such a lucrative property and didn't try and exploit it. I agree that they may end up over-saturating the market but this is just standard practice.
    Yeah...I'm not questioning their business sense...just refusing to subscribe to their overt fetishization of the commodity. If they want me to "desire" something they need to adopt a more covert approach. As it stands, their idea of subtle is a house-brick in a sock.

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