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  • BOOM! Buffy The Vampire Slayer # 22

    Covers and info for this week's BOOM! Buffy # 22.

    http://slayalive.com/showthread.php/...287#post129287









    Faith arrives in Sunnydale, dividing the Scooby Gang just as Anya’s web starts to constrict around them! Giles learns a shocking secret about the Multiverse that threatens anyone who crosses that threshold. In related news, Willow just crossed the threshold. Whoops. Meanwhile, Robin is activated by the Council as a failsafe against rogue Slayers…and Buffy is first on their list.

  • #2
    The third cover is actually amazing. The best Boom!Buffy cover I have seen in a while if not ever.

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    • #3
      Now If only their writing lived up to their covers...

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      • #4
        https://www.cbr.com/buffy-the-vampir...hunting-giles/

        Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Lost Slayer Has A Major Hero In Her Crosshairs

        The Scoobies of the modern Buffy the Vampire Slayer are being targeted by the previous Slayer, Morgan, and she's poised to kill one of them.

        BY BRANDON ZACHARY
        5 HOURS AGO



        WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Buffy the Vampire Slayer #22 by Jordie Bellaire, Jeremy Lambert, Ramon Bachs, Raul Angulo & Ed Dukeshire, on sale now

        The modern Buffy the Vampire Slayer has taken lots of liberties with the original television show's continuity by changing the timeline and introducing radically altered versions of classic characters. And now, it might be about to throw its wildest curveball yet.

        The Giles from BOOM! Studios' Buffy the Vampire Slayer might not be long for this world, with the former Slayer Morgan seemingly poised to take his life.



        The Scoobies of the current Buffy the Vampire Slayer series have been dealing with troubling times as of late. Although they are technically stronger than ever thanks to having three active Slayers in Buffy, Kendra and Faith, the rest of the group has been largely splintered: Willow's exploration of magic has opened her up to potential conflict with her friends, Xander has been turned into a vampire and taken up the mantle of the new Big Bad, and the young Watchers Robin and Wesley have been butting heads with the more seasoned Giles. The Scoobies are straining to stay on track, with Buffy especially feeling adrift. She confesses as much to Giles, which leads the pair to have a heart-to-heart conversation about their partnership.

        It's a sweet moment between the pair, but it might also be their last. After Buffy leaves, it's revealed that Giles is being targeted by Morgan Palmer. The Slayer who came before Buffy, Morgan was betrayed by her own Watchers and sent into a suicide mission years earlier. But thanks to the efforts of Anya, Morgan was restored to life and able to take her revenge against the Watchers. Now working to bring about the end of the ancient council and give the Slayers their freedom, Morgan's next step seemingly requires another dead Watcher, Giles. Anya recruits Morgan to handle it herself, as Anya can't risk exposing her demonic form to Willow and the rest of the Scoobies quiet yet.



        To Morgan's credit, it's clearly an act she has no interest in carrying out. While she believes that the Watcher's Council must be dismantled and took some joy out of getting her revenge against the people who betrayed her, Morgan is shaken by the revelation that Giles is a good man and a fitting mentor to Buffy. Watching Giles console his troubled young charge brings tears to Morgan's eyes, as she was unaware someone could end up with a Watcher that cared that much about them instead of just seeing them as a weapon in the war against the demonic forces in the world. She still needs to bring down the Watchers though, setting and that sets her up to sneak into Giles' home with a blade at the ready.

        As things stand, Giles could escape death through plenty of means; Buffy or Willow could save him, or Morgan's conscience could gnaw at her enough that she spares him. But there's also the chance that Morgan's mission will drive her to kill Giles before he can get in their way any further. This would remove one of the stabilizing forces within the Scoobies, further setting them against each other. It would also likely put Robin and Wesley next on the chopping block, as they would suddenly become the primary Watchers for the trio of young women who protect Sunnydale. It wouldn't be the first version of Giles who died, but would come much sooner and be potentially far more devastating as a result. The Scoobies still need Giles to stay together, but they may have to adapt to his loss a lot sooner than any of them were expecting.

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        • #5
          Is anyone still following the comics? I have to admit that I've bought every one of them and dutifully pick up my comics each month in a bag left outside by a fearful comic seller, but I haven't even opened one in the past four months. I'm now starting at a stack of unopened bags in the corner.

          I guess I should take them all out and read them from the beginning. Sigh. I'm just afraid of what I'll find. I wasn't very impressed with the writing from the get go.

          I just read a synopsis of one of the last issues of Angel + Spike (why the + and not the &?). There's apparently a charming moment where Spike puts a leash on Oz and walks him like a dog after Oz calls Angel and Spike his 'daddies.'







          That was enough to keep me from touching the bags the other day.
          Last edited by American Aurora; 08-02-21, 01:30 AM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by American Aurora View Post
            Is anyone still following the comics? I have to admit that I've bought every one of them and dutifully pick up my comics each month in a bag left outside by a fearful comic seller, but I haven't even opened one in the past four months. I'm now starting at a stack of unopened bags in the corner.

            I guess I should take them all out and read them from the beginning. Sigh. I'm just afraid of what I'll find. I wasn't very impressed with the writing from the get go.

            I just read a synopsis of one of the last issues of Angel + Spike (why the + and not the &?). There's apparently a charming moment where Spike puts a leash on Oz and walks him like a dog after Oz calls Angel and Spike his 'daddies.'







            That was enough to keep me from touching the bags the other day.
            I have stopped reading them. The Boom! Buffy comics are just too far removed from the Buffyverse I know and love. I really liked the Angel + Spike comics until the change of creative team; now I've dropped those too. I am still planning to get the Willow mini though.
            https://www.youtube.com/c/DoubleDutchess

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            • #7
              Originally posted by American Aurora View Post

              I just read a synopsis of one of the last issues of Angel + Spike (why the + and not the &?). There's apparently a charming moment where Spike puts a leash on Oz and walks him like a dog after Oz calls Angel and Spike his 'daddies.'







              That was enough to keep me from touching the bags the other day.
              I stopped reading after the Hellmouth thing.

              I can only assume no one is actually editing these things. Who could possibly think something like that is a good idea?

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              • #8
                If you prefer side characters instead of Buffy. At this point, I don't even know why it's called Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

                I liked Angel + Spike, but since they changed the writer the comics became so weird. Anyway, that ended quickly.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by American Aurora View Post
                  Is anyone still following the comics? I have to admit that I've bought every one of them and dutifully pick up my comics each month in a bag left outside by a fearful comic seller, but I haven't even opened one in the past four months. I'm now starting at a stack of unopened bags in the corner.

                  I guess I should take them all out and read them from the beginning. Sigh. I'm just afraid of what I'll find. I wasn't very impressed with the writing from the get go.

                  I just read a synopsis of one of the last issues of Angel + Spike (why the + and not the &?). There's apparently a charming moment where Spike puts a leash on Oz and walks him like a dog after Oz calls Angel and Spike his 'daddies.'







                  That was enough to keep me from touching the bags the other day.
                  I'm a slash gal, so I don't mind some kink, especially as the Buffyverse so easily lends itself to some very dark and kinky elements, but whatever this lot do you just know it will be badly written. I mean lets face it, these things are utter crap. This is what you get when an old established franchise is taken over by folk who don't give
                  a damn.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by American Aurora View Post
                    Is anyone still following the comics? I have to admit that I've bought every one of them and dutifully pick up my comics each month in a bag left outside by a fearful comic seller, but I haven't even opened one in the past four months. I'm now starting at a stack of unopened bags in the corner.

                    I guess I should take them all out and read them from the beginning. Sigh. I'm just afraid of what I'll find. I wasn't very impressed with the writing from the get go.

                    I just read a synopsis of one of the last issues of Angel + Spike (why the + and not the &?). There's apparently a charming moment where Spike puts a leash on Oz and walks him like a dog after Oz calls Angel and Spike his 'daddies.'







                    That was enough to keep me from touching the bags the other day.
                    Buffy went downhill after issue 3 or 4, and Angel + Spike went downhill after issue 11 or 12.

                    Both series have sadly become completely unreadable to me, so I see no need to support them.

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                    • #11
                      The Angel + Spike comic has ended, but I'm still reading Buffy online. It's not good. Some of the arcs were actively terrible. Ring Of Fire is okay so far, though there are now 4 slayers and 4 watcher, so Buffy gets the odd panel devoted to her now and again.

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                      • #12
                        "Now and again" Good grief.....

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Priceless View Post
                          The Angel + Spike comic has ended, but I'm still reading Buffy online. It's not good. Some of the arcs were actively terrible. Ring Of Fire is okay so far, though there are now 4 slayers and 4 watcher, so Buffy gets the odd panel devoted to her now and again.
                          I still have the TPBs for the first lot of both Buffy and Angel up to and including the Hellmouth, I just haven't gotten around to reading them yet. But I have followed some of the discussion about the Boom stories and, without having read them, it seems like the focus on the potential of the multiverse and changing how Anya's character was used have been the main focus points. I've not been able to gauge how much time and thought has gone into Buffy/Wood to get any impression if that's been interesting?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Stoney View Post

                            I still have the TPBs for the first lot of both Buffy and Angel up to and including the Hellmouth, I just haven't gotten around to reading them yet. But I have followed some of the discussion about the Boom stories and, without having read them, it seems like the focus on the potential of the multiverse and changing how Anya's character was used have been the main focus points. I've not been able to gauge how much time and thought has gone into Buffy/Wood to get any impression if that's been interesting?
                            Buffy/Robin romantic relationship lasted a couple of issues, then Buffy apparently wanted to rush into a more physical relationship (IIRC) and it sort of ended there. I don't really know why, I think she was just too embarrassed to speak to him after that? Robin is Kendra's watcher, so he and Buffy don't really spend a lot of time together anyway.

                            I think you might get more out of the comics if you read them all at once. Having Buffy not appear for months was really disheartening for me as a Buffy (the character) fan.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Priceless View Post
                              Buffy/Robin romantic relationship lasted a couple of issues, then Buffy apparently wanted to rush into a more physical relationship (IIRC) and it sort of ended there. I don't really know why, I think she was just too embarrassed to speak to him after that? Robin is Kendra's watcher, so he and Buffy don't really spend a lot of time together anyway.
                              Aw, I'm quite disappointed by that. But I think that is mostly based on really liking Wood and of course with the age difference as well as deliberate character changes, it probably didn't feel like DB Woodside's character at all anyway.

                              I think you might get more out of the comics if you read them all at once. Having Buffy not appear for months was really disheartening for me as a Buffy (the character) fan.
                              The reason I collected the first few trades up to the Hellmouth event was because I wanted to give the writers and new character ideas a fair chance and having several issues to read together seemed the best way of doing it. I didn't want to just buy them out of blind loyalty indefinitely though. But I've just not gotten around to reading them yet and then the responses I was seeing to them seemed to be getting increasingly cooler. I did order the first Angel & Spike because I really liked some of the cover art, but I don't know if I'll get any of the others of either title.

                              I will definitely try to read them with an open mind still when I do. I don't expect it to feel like the characters I know, but Buffy being so absent too I expect to feel really strange. Going from what you say, if I do decide to buy more I'll probably try to make sure I can buy in bulk to read as a whole again. I should probably get on and read the ones I have as the others might become increasingly difficult to find. The constant talk about how many print runs they were doing did seem to eventually stop!

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                              • #16
                                Stoney,

                                Maybe once the site transfer is all worked out and we have time, it'd be fun to go back and do a small little re-read of all the Boom Comics. I actually own them all despite never having read most of them. I even have the trade paperbacks since they're automatically placed in the little comic bag I get once a month. So it'd be like a reaction video - I have no idea what's happened in them or where they've gone, so it'd be a first time thing for me.

                                I don't really consider them part of the canon Buffyverse, of course, but it'd be interesting to read them as an alternate universe Buffy.

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                                • Stoney
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                                  If we can organise ourselves for it, that'd be fun.
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