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  • BOOM! Buffy The Vampire Slayer # 30

    The new issue is out today.



  • #2
    Originally posted by BAF View Post
    The new issue is out today.

    An announcement greeted with the thunderous sounds of crickets chirping it would seem.

    Did they ever do anything interesting with the "All Multiverse, All the Time" bandwagon-jumping-on storytelling? Are they worth buying again?

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    • #3
      I've lost track of what's going on. Who is the guy with Kendra and Rose? I thought it was Robin, but they said Robin is elsewhere. I thought it was a bit insensitive to have Rose and Kendra snuggling right next to Willow.
      What is the point of these comics?

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      • redtent
        redtent commented
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        I love the last question. I've been asking the same, but no answer yet.

    • #4
      Originally posted by Priceless View Post
      I've lost track of what's going on. Who is the guy with Kendra and Rose? I thought it was Robin, but they said Robin is elsewhere. I thought it was a bit insensitive to have Rose and Kendra snuggling right next to Willow.
      What is the point of these comics?
      Now there's a question and a half!

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      • #5
        i really need to cancel my automatic
        digital subscription....

        lost interest (and more) over a year
        ago, have not managed to read my
        way through an entire issue since...

        perverse sense of loyalty—?

        to whom, what—?


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        • Priceless
          Priceless commented
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          That's why I keep reading, loyalty. But it really is a lost cause. I'm hoping the aging Buffy will be better.

      • #6
        from Priceless
        Today, 04:07 AM
        That's why I keep reading, loyalty. But it really is a lost cause. I'm hoping the aging Buffy will be better.

        this is where we must allow our first-
        year university literature professors
        politely, but inarguably, speak:

        characters in novels, films, tv, &c.
        are not living creatures—or, in Buffy's
        case, in the case of all vampires and
        other demons, non-living creatures, or
        creatures bound to police the boundary
        between the living and the dead—

        they are representations

        i know that the thick intensity of our
        engagement with Buffy, we allow ourselves
        to forget this, a forgetting abetted by
        fanfic....

        and i understand this, never rise in all
        my professorial glory (barely 5 foot 1, but
        i have been told that i have presence—and
        i know i have terrified more than one first-
        year student) to— look down my nose, over my
        glasses (because in my montage i have
        glasses
        )), with my most withering expression
        when we—and i include myself—discuss
        Buffy and others as if they were imbued with
        creaturely spirit....

        doing so would violate, grossly, the spirit of
        this space, the strayingness in thoughts it
        gives place to—


        but when it comes to BOOM's cruelly bland,
        inarticulate monstrosities....

        that is where we must take it as a mantra:

        this is not Buffy. this is not Buffy. this is not Buffy

        with the hope such iteration will, eventually,
        still our impulse to consume, by purchasing,
        this wretchedly misdrawn other representation,
        this Boombot....

        and in writing this, i came to a realization:,
        with just a tinge

        to be loyal to Buffy, the essential Buffy, calls us
        quietly to let the Boombot go:

        not that this essential Buffy would not welcome
        a new Buffy, in comix or on screen, true to her
        spirit, the spirits—and hard-won, hard-endured
        souls—

        (i will if you will.... )









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        • #7
          Priceless
          What is the point of these comics?


          Oh - I know! I bet the answer is:

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          • #8
            https://www.cbr.com/buffy-the-vampir...anya-defeated/

            Buffy The Vampire Slayer's New Big Bad Already Took Down Two Major Heroes

            The current big bad of the modern Buffyverse just attacked the Scoobies -- and took down two of Buffy's strongest allies in one fell swoop.

            BY BRANDON ZACHARY
            PUBLISHED 1 HOUR AGO



            WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Buffy the Vampire Slayer #30, on sale now.

            The modern incarnation of Buffy Summers has found herself in tough times, dealing with the machinations of the Watcher's under the command of Dorothy Giles and the arrival of deadly multiversal forces like Silas. Things were already desperate -- and now, following a sudden assault from the latter villain, things have gotten significantly more difficult for the Scoobies.

            Buffy the Vampire Slayer #30 by Jeremy Lambert, Marianna Ignazzi, Raul Angulo and Ed Dukeshire features Silas' next attack against the Scoobies -- one which is successful enough to remove multiple important figures from the conflict.



            The coming of Silas has revealed itself to be one of the greatest threats to the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Recently expanded to encompass an entire multiverse, Silas is a powerful force that -- along with his skeleton dog-like lurkers -- intends to wipe out everything in existence. Part of this plan involves unleashing the Lurkers across realities, allowing them to consume the minds and memories of countless victims. His sheer power has given the Scoobies of the modern Buffy the Vampire Slayer few options. Buffy wants to recruit an army of multiversal Slayers, capable of working together and potentially overwhelming the villain. Meanwhile, Dorothy Giles, along with her Watchers and some of the Scoobies, intend to rally an army under command to fight back.

            But the best-laid plans prove to be for naught in Buffy the Vampire Slayer #30. After fleeing Dorothy and her allies when they attempt to arrest Anya and Morgan (the Slayer who proceeded Buffy), the Scoobies return home -- only to be set upon by Silas and his Lurkers, having tracked them through the use of Willow's magic. Buffy, Willow, Morgan and Ethan do their best to stem the chaos and protect the others. But while agents of Dorothy are able to rush through the portal and grab Ethan, Silas' lurkers pounce on Giles and Anya. The experienced minds behind the Scoobies, losing either of them at this junction would be devastating to the group -- which is what makes it so worrisome that both of them have their minds broken and absorbed by the lurkers.



            Teleporting to the Sunnydale library thanks to Willow, Buffy and Morgan gingerly sit down the seemingly comatose Anya and Giles. Although there's little hope of finding the specific lurkers who took their minds, they determine they're all connected to Silas -- and if they can kill him, Giles and Anya will be restored. Meanwhile, Silas turns his attention to Dorothy. Although Kendra and Robin are able to successfully protect Wesley and Ethan, Silas reaches Dorothy and Faith. He quickly drains Dorothy of her mind and memories, taunting her as he does so. Intrigued by Faith -- who has increasingly been revealed to have a hidden history, courtesy of Dorothy's actions -- Silas captures her and teases revelations about her life.

            It's largely a defeat across the board for the heroes, with Silas effectively bringing down three of the most potentially dangerous leaders within the Scoobies and the Watchers. Anya's experience with demons and knowledge about the mystical -- along with Giles' wealth of intellect and understanding about their plans -- make their loss all the more painful. It may even drive Buffy to do something desperate, as the hypothetical Buffy from a world where Giles was turned into a vampire did. It also means control of the Watchers might turn over to someone like Mayor Wilkens, who could quietly pose as much of a threat to Sunnydale as his original incarnation. Silas just cleared the board of some of his potentially most dangerous enemies.

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            • #9
              I am sorry to say the blow of losing two of Buffy's strongest allies is somewhat softened by the fact she has so many now that I lost count of them.

              *chants quietly: this is not Buffy. this is not Buffy. this is not Buffy

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              • #10
                Originally posted by flow View Post
                I am sorry to say the blow of losing two of Buffy's strongest allies is somewhat softened by the fact she has so many now that I lost count of them.

                *chants quietly: this is not Buffy. this is not Buffy. this is not Buffy

                flow
                And they're not dead, the jeopardy is so low, it's their memories that have been taken. Kill the 'hellhound' who sucked their brains and the memories come back. Kill Silas and everyone's memories come back. Joins in the chanting This is not Buffy, this is not Buffy, this is not Buffy

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