Late last week Boom! Studios announced that it has acquired the comic rights to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The comic, created by Joss Whedon, was previously published by Dark Horse. Boom! plans to release a new monthly comic series, limited series, and graphic novels.
Boom! Studios Executive Editor Jeanine Schaefer said: “I remember watching the premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer over twenty years ago, and the feeling of empowerment that came with seeing a girl get to kick ass and have flaws at the same time, and to not apologize for who she was. It’s an honor to oversee that world for a new generation and to bring them that same feeling of knowing your greatest power comes from being true to who you are. Buffy is about love at its core, love for your friends and yourself. The characters are allowed to be equal parts human and monster, and seeing them struggle to balance those parts of themselves, the same parts we all struggle with, is why it still resonates with audiences of all ages and backgrounds today.”
Unfortunately, there were no specific stories or release dates mentioned, so stay tuned!
Chosen to battle vampires, demons and other forces of darkness, Buffy is aided by a Watcher who guides and teaches her as she surrounds herself with a circle of friends called the “Scooby Gang”.