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Boom Comics officially announces Buffy comics reboot, coming January 2019

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I took Drusilla as being Mistress as in the Headmistress, especially as it appears they are at school and she is sorta dressed like one. She runs the school which is located on the hellmouth, etc. Maybe Spike is her janitor.
 

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From bleeding cool:

Something interesting is going on with the variant covers to the upcoming Buffy The Vampire Slayer comic from Boom Studios. And a few little birdies – or maybe Demon Birdies in this case – have tipped Bleeding Cool off to what’s going on with the new series

The first sign of something secretive came during the announcement of the series at NYCC. The variant cover by Royal Dunlap featured an unidentified someone who fans speculated could be Kendra or perhaps the rumored black slayer character in the upcoming Buffy reboot TV series. No one from BOOM! Studios commented about it and we all know they’ll send out a press release to announce they’ll send out a press release.

Then we saw this cover by Celia Lowenthal to the second issue and it became clearer that there was something else going on here.

Well, here’s what we’ve learned: every issue of Buffy The Vampire Slayer will have a variant cover by a different artist that features the debut of all new Slayer from times past. So not only will these variants probably already be fetching a higher price because they’re, well, variants but now those covers will be first appearances of major new characters in Joss Whedon’s biggest pop culture creation.

The last time I remember a publisher doing this was the first appearance of Gwenpool on the cover of Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #2. And we know how well that one continues to sell to this day.

Expect to see these covers in high demand from the die-hard Buffy fans and some of those speculators out there. And for this program to continue through 2019, with these Slayers likely making their debut in the comics pretty soon as well.
 

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All new slayers from times past? It sounds like they will not be able to generate much momentum for stories if they are about different people. It may turn out to be like Dollhouse where there is a different assignment each week that completely reboots the character but in this case they are distinct people. Perhaps this will just be the covers but a comic is supposed to be about the entities that show up on the cover. Maybe I am not clear on how this is going to work, but if it is what I think, it's not going to work. Time will tell.
 

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if it is what I think, it's not going to work.
I don't think it's what you think it is. It's just a variant cover is all. Nothing to do with stories. Granted, they may be introduced later depending on the popularity of a certain variant. But it's just a "fun" cover that shows different slayers. It's a ploy to drive sales and charge extra for them.
 

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Question, maybe I've missed it, but is this Dawn a part of this universe or not?
 

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Question, maybe I've missed it, but is this Dawn a part of this universe or not?
Buffy, Willow, Xander, Giles, Cordelia, Drusilla and Spike are all confirmed. No word on Dawn, Angel, Tara, Faith, Anya, Oz, Joyce, etc. We've seen cover art of Buffy, Willow, Drusilla and two unidentified slayers.

It will be interesting to see how many old characters make the roster.
 

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Buffy, Willow, Xander, Giles, Cordelia, Drusilla and Spike are all confirmed. No word on Dawn, Angel, Tara, Faith, Anya, Oz, Joyce, etc. We've seen cover art of Buffy, Willow, Drusilla and two unidentified slayers.

It will be interesting to see how many old characters make the roster.
Thanks! I just got to thinking it’d be cool to see Dawn there with Buffy being in high school. But I guess this might be a world where she doesn’t even exist!

I’m curious to see where this goes.
 

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Seems we got a new cover to ogle. I don't get what they're going for with Cordelia. I always imagine her as a preppy and conservatively dressed girl with her sweater tied around her neck. And I don't think Willow's jackets and pants match well. Thorn jeans seems a little odd for Willow.

Otherwise, I think it is very nice. The smoke connotes smoking, though nobody each actually smoking, which is kind of a cop out.

We haven't seen any of our boys yet. Angel is still missing.
 
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Thank God it wasn't just me who expected to see a cigarette! Also, I'm a bit concerned that in the UK the most common slang for cigarette is "fag".
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Cordelia looks like a bit of a chav in that image.
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I'm in love with this cover

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I think the smoke is mean to be magic, Willow having magic come out of her hand, maybe?

Also Buffy's jacket? It has a stake and Slayer written on it, so much for keeping the Slayer identity hidden!
 

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I equated the smoke to magic also....but who knows.

I agree on Willows torn up jeans seeming odd.

B's Slayer jacked is giving me Riverdale Scorpion jacket vibes.
 

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Who let the dog out of his cage? :D

Why does it say class of '18? The comic isn't even out 'til next year. Is it a reference to Dark Horse or the old continuity ending?
 

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I'm not a fan of all the slayer clothing, but I do like that Faith's knife is there.
 
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