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  • BOOM! Buffy The Vampire Slayer # 26

    The new issue is out tomorrow.

  • #2
    Originally posted by BAF View Post
    The new issue is out tomorrow.
    Are we expecting this to be another mix verse one?

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    • PuckRobin
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      Give me shrimp, or give me death!

  • #3
    Originally posted by Stoney View Post

    Are we expecting this to be another mix verse one?
    I think so.From the Solicitation.

    The BIGGEST Buffy story of the century continues! * What if you KNEW your life could have been different? * Buffy and the Scooby Gang get a glimpse into how different their lives might have been and must confront the choices that lead them to this point, even as they grapple with their understanding of everything changing forever. * Meanwhile, Giles discovers ancient forces are at work, pushing the Slayer and her friends further and further down the rabbit holeā€¦but to what end?

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    • #4
      Thanks BAF . I've crumbled and ordered the trade the last one/this will appear in as I am just intrigued. It'll be ages before I see them though. End of the year I think it said.

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      • #5
        https://www.cbr.com/buffy-the-vampir...h-scooby-gang/

        Buffy the Vampire Slayer Officially Unveils the Dark Scooby Gang

        Buffy the Vampire Slayer #26 brings some multiversal danger to Sunnydale, and a villain from the original series has his own Scobby Gang.

        BY BRANDON ZACHARY
        PUBLISHED 3 HOURS AGO



        WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Buffy the Vampire Slayer #26 by Jeremy Lambert, Marianna Ignazzi, Raul Angulo, and Ed Dukeshire, on sale now

        The modern reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer has slowly opened up an entire multiverse of vampires, slayers, and monsters for Buffy and her allies to confront. But their greatest threat might be the other residents of Sunnydale.

        As revealed in Buffy the Vampire Slayer #26, several of Buffy's allies have seemingly allied themselves with the Mayor of Sunnydale Richard Wilkins and the Watcher's Council, setting up a dark inverse of the core Scoobies at the worst possible time.



        Things have become increasingly dangerous in Sunnydale as of late -- and considering the town is home to plenty of threats thanks to the Hellmouth within the city limits, that's saying something. But ever since the death of a corrupted Xander at the hands of Faith and the Scoobies' brief multiversal adventure, tensions are high in Sunnydale, with multiple vampires trying to gain power and Slayers like Kendra and Faith pushed to the brink of exhaustion. While Buffy, Willow, Giles, and Anya have been trying to focus on the multiverse, other figures have been circling one another and taking on new responsibilities. This includes Faith, who finds herself drawn away from that group and more towards Mayor Wilkens following an encounter with him in the previous issue.

        The Mayor is revealed to have quietly recruited numerous others, including Robin Wood (Faith's Watcher), as well as Wesley into his confidence. He's even seemingly recruited Cordelia Chase, who serves as an assistant to him at night and provides assistance -- and is seemingly unaware of the true stakes of the situation. Upon having Robin, Wesley, and Faith altogether, Wilkens speaks to the group about their place in Sunnydale. It turns out that he's been in further contact with the Watcher's Council and has been informed that Giles has been relieved of his duties as a Watcher, leaving the position open for Wesley to take over. Wilkens has also been given the freedom to offer anything to his "A-Team" to help them reestablish control over Sunnydale, with Wilkens wanting Faith, Robin and Wesley as be that group.



        This is worrisome for numerous reasons, in particular for introducing chaos into the Scoobies dynamics just as universal level threats have begun to surface. This could divide the Scoobies and their allies at a crucial time, with the entire multiverse seemingly in danger. The fact that it's Wilkens behind these moves also bodes poorly, as his history in the previous Buffy the Vampire Slayer makes him a possible threat even in this new timeline. In the original canon, the Mayor was ultimately the villain of the show's third season. An outwardly affable figure, the Mayor was secretly a powerful man who'd been seeking ascension into a pure demonic form -- and all the power that came with it.

        His previous version threatened plenty of lives across Sunnydale and was crucial to the corruption of Faith, turning her against the rest of her friends and setting her up to become one of Buffy's toughest challenges. Although the Mayor was eventually defeated, he came close to victory in the original series. It's possible that he's responsible for breaking the Faith of this world too. Now, with an entire team of Scoobies at his disposal, there's a question of what the Mayor is planning to do with them -- and how much damage they could really bring to Sunnydale in the process, even while trying to save it.

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        • #6
          So all of these characters are back in the BOOM!verse by the sounds of it. I haven't been aware of Wilkens being mentioned before, but obviously be was introduced in the last issue at least. It does feel like they are sidestepping having to develop him themselves to use preexisting character knowledge again. But without reading it I've no idea how realistic it is that BOOM!Faith would still be vulnerable to being manipulated by him. Let alone Robin and others. It seems a bit extreme to achieve splitting everyone into two gangs like this.

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          • #7
            The more I read this nonsense the more I believe BTVS is better off just being left on the shelf as is. Personally I think the original series played out as far as it could go and that anything some daft comic company could come up with isn't going to reach the high standards that went before.

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            • #8
              Originally posted by Silver1 View Post
              The more I read this nonsense the more I believe BTVS is better off just being left on the shelf as is. Personally I think the original series played out as far as it could go and that anything some daft comic company could come up with isn't going to reach the high standards that went before.
              It didn't even need to "reach the high standards that went before" so much as it needed to put the work and effort into building the characterizations and interpersonal relationships, instead of relying on existing knowledge of the work the show did in those areas, and then "zigging instead of zagging" just to be different. As well as approaching the characters with the apparent mentality of "What are the biggest complaints about this character's journey/flaws/relationships/depiction on the show, and how do we 'correct' them so that they won't upset anybody?"

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              • #9
                I actually liked the art in this one, although it was difficult to tell people apart, they all looked relatively normal. The usual problems exist in that Buffy is an outlier in her own comic and other characters are always centre stage. The story is interesting, in that now we have two distinct groups, with perhaps Cordy in the middle (I assume she'll switch to Buffy's side eventually).

                I like Any flirting with Giles. Neither the Mayor or Ethan sound like themselves. Can anyone remember who on the show calls something/someone 'little one' - it rang a bell, but they have Ethan saying it here and it rang false. Oh just remembered, it was Andrew in one of his Trio fantasies called Willow 'little one'. Anyway, I liked this issue, it's a set up for what's to come. Anya mentions 'Silas' so I guess he's the big bad we've yet to meet.

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Skippcomet View Post

                  It didn't even need to "reach the high standards that went before" so much as it needed to put the work and effort into building the characterizations and interpersonal relationships, instead of relying on existing knowledge of the work the show did in those areas, and then "zigging instead of zagging" just to be different. As well as approaching the characters with the apparent mentality of "What are the biggest complaints about this character's journey/flaws/relationships/depiction on the show, and how do we 'correct' them so that they won't upset anybody?"
                  This!!

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                  • #11
                    https://www.cbr.com/buffy-the-vampir...tiverse-silas/

                    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Teases Multiverse With a Surprising Villain Behind It

                    There's a threat to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer multiverse -- and it could be connected to a minor figure from the original Angel series.

                    BY BRANDON ZACHARY
                    PUBLISHED 2 HOURS AGO



                    WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Buffy the Vampire Slayer #26 by Jeremy Lambert, Marianna Ignazzi, Raul Angulo, and Ed Dukeshire, on sale now

                    Across the modern revival of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, an entire multiverse of slayers and monsters has been steadily introduced -- with the modern incarnation of the Scoobies even seemingly visiting the universe of the original show for a brief visit.

                    These multiversal adventures helped Willow and Buffy contend with the loss of Xander (who'd finally been fully corrupted into a vampire and was subsequently killed by Faith), and also unlocked other threats -- including setting up a multiversal level threat that, according to Anya, wants to wipe out every reality in the Slayer multiverse.



                    Among these other dimensional threats to the Scoobies are the Lurkers, the monstrous beasts that roam realities in search of people who don't belong so it can consume their memories. The Scoobies escaped the Lurkers while visiting an alternate reality largely unscathed, but Willow is surprised to discover that one is still following her even in her home reality as she researches more about dimensional travel. While she and Giles are still trying to figure out the full extent of the multiverse, it turns out that Anya has a deeper understanding of it -- which makes sense, given her previous travels to other dimensions. While speaking with Morgan -- the Slayer before Buffy who was secretly revived and has been working with her -- Anya reveals that there's a specific threat to the multiverse.

                    Anya has discovered that someone known as Silas is at the heart of the threat to the multiverse, and is the one controlling the Lurkers. He seemingly wants to bring about the end of all things, wiping out every world in the multiverse as part of some unknown scheme -- and effectively make him into the Buffyverse version of DC's Anti-Monitor. He's specifically looking for a "connecting point," where all the universes intersect. Anya seemingly knows more about Silas as well but doesn't get the chance to further explain the situation before Giles comes over to continue their research.



                    It's a major development for the series, giving the so-far unseen ultimate threat of the series a name. Notably, there was a Silas in the original Buffyverse, and although he wasn't a crucial villain he was an important one who also hopped across dimensions. Silas was introduced in the conclusion of Season 2 of Angel, during a story-arc that saw Angel Investigations relocated to the world of Pylea. Silas was the leader of the Covenant of Trombli, the ruling class of the dimension and secretly an agent of the demonic law firm Wolfram & Hart. His mission was to force an empowered princess from another realm (Cordelia) to sleep with their champion (the heroic Groosalugg), potentially stealing her visions from the Powers That Be.

                    Desperate to hold onto his power across the three-part storyline, Silas ultimately ordered the eradication of the human slaves to quell a revolt, but was stopped and beheaded by Cordelia. While he was a minor villain in the grand scheme of things, it's possible that this could be another, more ambitious version of the villain who can use pocket realities and dimensions to his advantage. Alternatively, this Silas could be an original and unconnected threat -- which the modern Buffy the Vampire Slayer has proven willing to utilize at various points, such as with the monstrous Hellmother. Regardless of the true nature of the threat, it's clearly a big enough danger to catch the attention of Anya -- and potentially bring about the end of the Slayer multiverse.

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                    • #12
                      Oh dear God Boom we don't bloody care!! Why are you so obsessed with thinking 'big' when you can't even get 'small' right? You have barely fleshed out your pathetic little versions of these characters and yet you're now chucking this sort of Marvel multiverse crap at them? At least Marvel spent 11 years of story development and planning before trying this sh*t but you? You seem to want to jump over the 'hard stuff' and continue to take short cuts which in my humble opinion just don't work.

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                      • #13
                        I don't mean to sound negative, but I'd be surprised if the Boom writers knew there was a Silas in the Angel series. Maybe I'm wrong and it is the same guy, which would be a great tie in, but I don't have that much faith in the depth of their knowledge of either show.

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                        • #14
                          They probably chose the name and then Google searched and found it had been used. It's a pretty obscure one, I'd no idea who they were talking about at first.

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                          • Priceless
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                            Me neither, I'm assuming it's the lead monk

                          • Stoney
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                            Yep, robed baddie in Pylea.

                          • BAF
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                            I'll be honest,I didn't remember either.

                        • #15
                          So this is another threat that is more threatening than any threat we have ever seen before? And let me guess the stakes were never higher? ... yaaaaawn.

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                          • #16
                            Exactly. Probably just another waste of good paper imo.

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