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  • BOOM! Buffy The Vampire Slayer # 27

    Preview pages for BOOM! Buffy # 27 which is out this coming week.

    https://bleedingcool.com/comics/mult...er-27-preview/

  • #2
    I like the preview, it actually has Buffy as central to the story which is quite unusual. It's weird to see Giles in therapy. Once again the art is good. I am a fan of Carmelo Zagaria.

    Is Boom putting any effort into selling the Buffy comic do you know? I never see it advertised and they don't seem to post about it on social media.

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    • #3
      Yep, I enjoyed that. Although, the dream with the heads is quite harrowing.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Priceless View Post
        I like the preview, it actually has Buffy as central to the story which is quite unusual. It's weird to see Giles in therapy. Once again the art is good. I am a fan of Carmelo Zagaria.

        Is Boom putting any effort into selling the Buffy comic do you know? I never see it advertised and they don't seem to post about it on social media.
        I think they put more effort in Power Rangers.

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        • Priceless
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          I follow Boom on twitter and they never tweet anything about Buffy. It's a bit disappointing.

      • #5
        Well that was just weird. I did really like the art, though I wasn't sure who was who sometimes.

        The writers thought we needed to catch up on what was going on after Tea Time, so we have Giles at the psychiatrists office, explaining what has been happening. He is the central character in this issue, and has a funny scene with Cordy in her car.

        At one point Cordelia rescues Kendra from a vampire and appeared incredibly strong. She even says 'I don't know my own strength', so is she also a slayer?

        We do get a bit more Buffy in this issue. Yay! She and Joyce have a lovely mother daughter chat on the backsteps. There's cocoa.

        I don't like Dorothy Giles being some sort of baddie ringleader type. I wonder if Giles will have to kill her at some point.

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        • Skippcomet
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          Why do you have a problem with Dorothy Giles being an antagonist?

        • Priceless
          Priceless commented
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          It makes Giles central, his arc will take precedence over Buffy (I know, nothing new in this comic) and I don't know what the message is - the show was about a patriarchal structure against one girl, what's this about? Internalised misogyny?

      • #6
        https://www.cbr.com/buffy-the-vampire-slayer-silas/

        Buffy the Vampire Slayer Introduces the Slayerverse's Biggest Bad Ever

        Buffy the Vampire Slayer has officially introduced its newest Big Bad, and he has a plan that overshadows every previous villain in the franchise.

        BY BRANDON ZACHARY
        PUBLISHED 1 HOUR AGO



        WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Buffy the Vampire Slayer #27 by Jeremy Lambert, Carmelo Zagaria, Raul Angulo & Ed Dukeshire, on sale now.

        The modern reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer has proven willing to deviate from the original show's storyline in unexpected and exciting ways. It's also found ways to introduce new threats, such as the fearsome Hellmother and the vampiric Xander Harris.

        Now, the most powerful threat yet has finally gotten a good look at the Scooby Gang, and is likely coming after them. Buffy the Vampire Slayer has formally introduced Silas, the next Big Bad, and his schemes for the multiverse place him on a level beyond any other threat in the history of the franchise.



        The multiverse has become a major element of the current Buffy the Vampire Slayer series, with the Scoobies of the 2019 reboot dealing with threats from outside their own reality as fractures in their personal lives drive the gang apart. The Scoobies, along with Anya, have been investigating a mysterious figure known as Silas, who controls the multiversal hounds known as the Lurkers. According to Anya, the "Multiverse Man" is on a path towards wiping out and destroying every reality that exists in the Slayer-verse.

        As the group prepares, Ethan Rayne becomes a magical mentor to Willow. Originally just a spirit in this continuity, the group's brief visit to another timeline resulted in Ethan possessing the body of his more villainous, older self from another reality. Now capable of teaching Willow more about magic with a hands-on approach, the pair are training when a portal to the Astral Plane is ripped open around them and drags them into the space between realities. Ethan is teleported back to Sunnydale before Willow can react, and she realizes there's another figure within the space with her. The figure is a man with black eyes and a torn jacket. With a grim smile, he notes how Willow is still meddling and allows her to escape through another portal.



        With his final mocking words, he points out that he'll easily be able to follow Willow down the line -- and with the Lurkers by his side, it's clear Anya's arguments about him being behind their attacks on the Scoobies had some validity to them. Willow is able to destroy the portal behind her, but it's clear the experience has shaken her -- and given the severity of things Willow has been exposed to since becoming friends with Buffy, it's a major sign of just how dangerous Silas might really be. Given his unique appearance, it's unlikely that Silas is truly connected to characters from the previous Slayerverse. Instead, he could be a uniquely multiversal figure, willing and able to bring destruction to all the worlds around him. Operating on this level makes him possibly the most dangerous Big Bad in franchise history.

        As far as introductions go, this is a memorable one for Silas. Showcasing his casual control over the creatures that just last issue were chasing Buffy and Willow with lethal intent, Silas comes across as a man with the utmost confidence in his schemes, whatever they may be, and he now knows exactly where to find the Scoobies who are trying to uncover his plans. It puts a large target on the back of the Scooby Gang, just as their own internal conflicts have been growing in recent storylines. Silas striking soon might give him an advantage over a divided batch of Sunnydale protectors -- or it might be just the threat needed to bring everyone back together against a single, incredibly powerful enemy.

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        • #7
          Oh, another Biggest Bad Ever. Scary.

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          • #8
            Originally posted by redtent View Post
            Oh, another Biggest Bad Ever. Scary.
            Exactly… The stakes are higher and the bads are bigger. Always. Sigh…

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            • #9
              Anyone else think his design is based on the Joker's? Purple coat, longish hair...

              The only thing the Boom! reboot has done has shuffled off almost all the male characters (except Giles and Robin) while trying to jam in nearly all the female characters at once.

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              • redtent
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                Just wait. I bet they can stuff another slayer in there.

            • #10
              These pieces read like a marketing article rather than a subjective, independent piece. The self praise of how much bigger/badder/better everything is always going to be is just a constant irritation now and I try to just shrug it off. Telling us this character is amazing isn't how it works, they need to just be amazing.

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              • #11
                Is the coat really purple or is he just in a purply dimension?

                Seems a bit classier than the Joker — maybe a bit more like the Purple Man / Killgrave from Marvel Comics (and played by David Tennant in the Jessica Jones TV series.)

                The Biggest Big Bad ever? People who make those kinds of claims end up tasered, walking into trees or falling into an open grave.

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