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  • BOOM! Buffy The Vampire Slayer # 29

    The new issue is out this week.

  • #2
    Assume crash positions!!!

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    • #3
      I bet that it is the biggest, boldest and most shocking issue, if not story, of the millennium

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      • Stoney
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        That probably changes everything you thought you knew about BtVS, it's so groundbreaking.

    • #4
      I couldn't finish this issue. It is terrible. No wonder Boom no longer publicise this comic.

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      • #5
        Well at least Booms consistent.

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        • #6
          I say they'll stop releasing next year. Anyone wants to take a bet?

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          • #7
            My guess is that they will stop at issue 36, which would make for two additional Deluxe Editions and that they will release a statement that they set out to cover Buffy’s High School Years and that she has graduated after three years’ worth of comics.
            Last edited by Whiskey; 02-09-21, 09:15 PM.

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            • #8
              Spoilers for this weeks' BOOM! Buffy # 29.

              https://www.cbr.com/buffy-the-vampire-slayer-civil-war/

              Buffy The Vampire Slayer Sets Up a Slayer Civil War at the Worst Possible Time

              Buffy and the rest of the Slayers have been increasingly positioned against one another -- all the while, a multiversal threat continues to grow.

              BY BRANDON ZACHARY
              PUBLISHED 3 HOURS AGO



              WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Buffy the Vampire Slayer #29, on sale now from Boom! Studios

              The Slayers are, across the history of most worlds in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer multiverse, forced to fight alone as the only Slayer at any given time. But that hasn't been the case in the current Buffy the Vampire Slayer series, which has activated multiple Slayers at once. But this has also opened up the door to conflict between them, which could soon explode.

              Buffy the Vampire Slayer #29 by Jeremy Lambert, Marianna Ignazzi, Mattia Iaconov and Ed Dukeshire escalates the growing tension between the two rival groups of heroes -- all as Silas seems to escalate his plans to wipe out the entire multiverse.



              In the Boom! Studios modern incarnation of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer, there are numerous notable Slayers all operating openly at the same time -- a rarity, considering the subsequent Slayers are only supposed to be called if their predecessor was killed. But due to the specifics of their adventures into the Hellmouth earlier in the series, Buffy Summers and Kendra Young have been working together to protect Sunnydale. This also resulted in the Faith Lehane to be called upon, and all of this was further complicated by the revelations that Anya had been able to revive Morgan Palmer -- the Slayer whose death activated Buffy's latent abilities. The former three had been working together for a time -- until Faith's killing of a vampiric Xander seemingly severed her bonds with Buffy and Willow.

              This has coincided with an increasing divide between Rupert Giles -- Buffy's loyal and dedicated Watcher -- and his mother Dorothy, the head of the Watcher's Council. Content with sacrificing the Slayers in the line of duty with little regret or restraint, Dorothy has tried to assert her power and authority in Sunnydale with the aid of Wesley-Wydem Price, Robin Wood and Mayor Richard Jenkins. Through them, she's also recruited Faith to her side -- who seems unaware of the mental tampering the Watcher's had conducted on her. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #29 reveals that Kendra has also been targeted by Dorothy, who uses their connection via Wesley to try and attract her to their side. Although Kendra is interested in the resources available to the Watchers, she seems to want to foster a genuine alliance.



              But her attempts appear doomed to fail, as the two groups end up openly confronting each other in a graveyard during an attack of Lurkers from Silas. Arriving on the scene via portals created by the Watchers, Dorothy and her recruits end up finding Buffy and Morgan working together. Shocked to discover Morgan alive, Dorothy is even more furious when she discovers that Morgan was behind the murder of her own duplicitous Watcher AND that her son Rupert has been working with her. Dorothy orders the capture and detainment of Morgan, Anya and anyone who continues to stand by their side -- with the main group just barely escaping. Buffy and her allies also see Kendra with Dorothy -- and all she can offer is a meek excuse that she did it for her, and to try to call off the attack on their friends.

              This Slayer Civil War comes at a very dangerous time. Buffy is trying to rally an army of multiversal Slayers -- which will likely require a lot of magic and power from Willow. Having Dorothy and her forces hunting them down won't help on that front in the slightest. Making matters worse, Faith is increasingly being trusted by Dorothy and has even been given the Scythe of the First Slayer. However, Silas has also been targeting her, hoping to turn her to his side -- and effectively giving him a spy into the Watcher's camp. If the Slayers want any chance of defeating Silas and saving their entire reality, they'll need to learn how to work together once more before everything falls apart once and for all.

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              • #9
                The more I read this, the more I appreciate the TV show....

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                • #10
                  The cbr preview/review makes this issue sound so much better than it was.

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by Priceless View Post
                    The cbr preview/review makes this issue sound so much better than it was.
                    I'm inclined to believe BOOM sends them a typed up synopsis of the issues because you can't really infer what actually happens in the issue itself.

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                    • #12
                      More spoilers for BOOM! Buffy #29.

                      https://www.cbr.com/faith-gets-slayer-scythe/

                      Buffy the Vampire Slayer Gives Spoiler One Of the Buffyverse's Most Powerful Weapons

                      Buffy the Vampire Slayer just introduced a major weapon into the new Slayerverse -- and gives it someone surprising.

                      BY BRANDON ZACHARY
                      PUBLISHED 1 DAY AGO



                      WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Buffy the Vampire Slayer #29, on sale now

                      The Scythe is one of the most notable and important weapons in the original Slayerverse. Introduced in the seventh and final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer as an ancient tool to be used in the fight against the First Evil and its forces, the Scythe proved to be an incredibly useful weapon.

                      Now, it also appears to be one that exists in other worlds too, as it was just revealed in Buffy the Vampire Slayer #29 by Jeremy Lambert, Marianna Ignazzi, Mattia Iacono, and Ed Dukeshire -- only for it to end up in the hands of a Slayer other than Buffy.



                      In the history of the series, the Scythe was forged for Sineya, aka the First Slayer. After using the weapon to destroy the last remaining Old One on the planet, the weapon was embedded into stone by the Guardians -- the same organization that would eventually come to be known as the Watcher's Council. In the present day, Buffy and claimed the Scythe and was able to use it to kill Caleb, use it in the battle against the endless waves of Turok-Han that tried to breach the surface, and even work Willow to use it as a conduit to magically activate the Slayer Powers in every potential young woman across the globe. It became a symbol of the Slayers as a whole in the sequel comic stories that followed, and was eventually taken up by Melaka Fray, a Slayer from the 23rd century.

                      In the original series, the Scythe was the secret weapon that turned the tide against the plans of the First Evil, Seeing it uncovered in the current iteration of the Slayerverse is a good indication that the current circumstances require a serious rebuttal and show of force. But there are some notable differences between it and the one seen in the universe of the original series. For one thing, the Scythe is not embedded in stone to await a proper champion. Instead, the Guardians of this universe kept the blade themselves, watching over it until they deemed an emergency dangerous enough and a Slayer capable enough to wield it. That day has come, with Silas and his Lurkers making their way onto this world and working to consume the minds and memories of anyone he can.



                      Notably, the Scythe also doesn't end up with Buffy, as she's found herself somewhat opposed to the Watchers. Buffy -- alongside Giles, Willow, Anya, and the previous Slayer Morgan -- have drifted away from the Watcher's Council, who've instead recruited Faith, Robin, Wes, and are making a play for Kendra that could ignite lingering complications into bigger problems. But this also means that Giles' mother Dorothy, the current leader of the Watcher's, has the ability to give the Scythe to anyone she chooses. Ultimately, she gives it over to Faith -- who quickly takes a liking to the Scythe and utilizes it in battle against the Lurkers.

                      On top of preventing Buffy from taking up a weapon that could likely help her and Willow in their plan to rally a multiversal army to combat Silas and his plans to eliminate every reality, this also arms Faith with a weapon of significant importance and magical potential. Considering that Silas has quietly approached her about the possibility of fighting by his side in exchange for the reward of her full memories restored, this could end up giving some of the Slayerveres' most dangerous figures one of it's most potent and powerful weapons.

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                      • #13
                        In the history of the series, the Scythe was forged for Sineya, aka the First Slayer. After using the weapon to destroy the last remaining Old One on the planet, the weapon was embedded into stone by the Guardians -- the same organization that would eventually come to be known as the Watcher's Council.
                        The Shadow Men became the Watcher's Council, not the Guardians.

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                        • Stoney
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                          That's a pretty big error you would have expected to get pointed out to them.

                        • Priceless
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                          It seems that a lot of people who call themselves Buffy fans don't actually know much about the show beyond the blurb. It's very disheartening.
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