Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 by Jordie Bellaire

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1

Go back to the beginning as the critically acclaimed pop culture phenomenon Buffy The Vampire Slayer is reimagined under the guidance of series creator Joss Whedon. This is the Buffy Summers you know, who wants what every average teenager wants: friends at her new school, decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny as the next in a long line of vampire slayers tasked with defeating the forces of evil. But her world looks a lot more like the ...

Details Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1

TitleBuffy the Vampire Slayer #1
Release DateJan 23rd, 2019
PublisherBOOM! Studios
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Vampires, Fiction, Graphic Novels Comics

Reviews Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1

  • Kori ☾
    I am here for this. I am a Buffy stan to the 10th degree. I have my PHD in Buffyverse. Great solid first issue, love the little easter eggs hidden in the artwork, also love the fact that they mention certain canon things that happened in the show.I like the revamped (no pun intended) versions of Xander and Willow. Xander is much more bearable and not clingy. Willow also has a good sense of style and doesn't seem as weak.Not sure if this counts as...
  • Ivy
    I've never read a single Buffy comic nor ever caught a glimpse of the show, so this issue was perfect for me. I was already overjoyed to be able to get my hands on the Kevin Wada variant cover, and the art inside was just as dazzling. I've always been interested in Buffy, and this issue was the push I needed to finally allow myself to enter this world. It was fantastic, I'm hooked, and can't wait to see what comes next.
  • Shannon
    Hmm. Not sure I like the changes to the original story.2.5
  • Jen
    I’m not big into Buffy, but this was a solid start. Not a fan of he cliffhanger ending, but that’s par for the course I guess. Artwork was great, character development was weak, leaning too heavily on the pre-developed characters I think, but if this is a new beginning, you need to build a better base. Also, story jumped around a bit with no real cohesion. Solid 3 stars. Looking forward to reading the rest.
  • TJ
    I enjoyed the first issue a lot! The voices were pretty spot on, the art was great, the references were fun, and it even has reread-ability to a point. And hey — it’s loads better than some of the garbage that came out in Season 11. This isn’t the story I would have chosen for BOOM! to tell, but it’s still fun and very well done. I think the twist in this issue will give merit to some fan speculation that was already swirling around a cer...
  • Runalong
    That’s a really clever way to reboot the series - the same characters but very different set up! Worth a go!
  • Deniz
    I love it. This was the Buffy that I was longing for. I love the story, I love the characters and I love the artwork. [image error]Buffy's portraying is vulnerable...[image error]...yet strong.[image error]Finally, a library and Giles was what I need!I can't wait to read the second issue.
  • Nathan Haines
    I do like getting my teeth into anything Buffy related. It was an interesting start to the reboot. Im not sure what to make of Buffy and Willow so far, otherwise Xander and Giles seem pretty much the same.I probably would have given it 5 stars, but a little underwhelmed at the first baddies, guess i was kinda hoping for baddie of the week style like the original tv series. But then it is only the first issue.Alright, i'll bite.
  • Dichotomy Girl
    I think the secret to enjoying this is to view it as happening on a different earth, or in an alternate timeline a la "The Wish".
  • Nathan
    Wonderful reboot with plenty of Easter eggs for long-time fans.
  • Christine
    Pleasantly surprised by this reboot. The art is the best I've seen in an Angel or Buffy comic ever -- it's phenomenal. And the writing has a nice modernist take on Whedon's quippy style. It sounds like the characters. They've been redesigned and updated slightly, and it is definitely a reboot/reinvisioning of the series. The writers and Boom, unlike Dark Horse, are letting it be a reimagining of the series or fanfic, and I really appreciate that....
  • Anna
    I really like the art style, first of all. I like that Buffy has a job and the way she meets Xander & Willow was cute, but realistic for Sunnydale. Didn't expect the way Anya was Incorporated, or that she'd be in the series so soon. Kind of annoyed at the bi-erasure of making Willow gay from the beginning. I liked that Willow was like me in the original series (though honestly once she starts dating Tara, she kind of bi-erasures herself courtesy ...
  • Lola
    My Thoughts On: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #11. I like that this issue begins with Buffy working a shitty, fast-food job. What says slayer trying to be an ordinary teenager more than working at a chain named Tuna Verse. Also, is this a popular chain in Sunnydale? If so, why?2. Okay, new comic, new art, I get that, but why is the vamp who attacks Willow so monster-like? Is it supposed to be particularly old? Because most vampires are just people wit...
  • Sean O'Hara
    Buffy is back. This series is a ground zero reboot, moving everyone's favorite Slayer of Vampyres up to the modern day. The good thing about this is it means the writers know where everything is going from the start. Willow is gay from the start this time, and we already have Anya in the story in the first issue (Though sadly there's no sign of Cordy yet). The first issue is all setup, but things look promising so far.
  • Susan
    I'm a huge Buffy fan and while it's nice to see her and the gang again I'm not really sure what is the point. Setting these characters back to ground zero doesn't add anything to the Buffyverse. Maybe this reboot is intended for those with no previous Buffy experience. In that case, welcome new fans! As someone who grew up with Buffy I'm just not that excited by this.
  • Randomanda
    I really like that the characters are still the original cast. Things have switched up in Sunnydale in this current retelling of Buffy but I'm willing to see where they take us. I am not used to the comic book format of it being so short and me wanting more- so ... this will be interesting.
  • Amber
    Hey the characters looked like their tv self but also the art was good?????Great revamp for the series. It takes the awkward first stages out of when the show was discovering itself for a new fun spin. No Angel (so far?) but there is an Anya so that's interesting...
  • Kendra Chanocua corona
    Amazeballs!!!I'm so excited for the upcoming issues. This issue set up some great stuff to come. I love our familiar characters already, slight differences and they make my heart swell with happiness. I can't wait for more!!!
  • Keifer Duncan
    I’m so excited for this reboot series. I love the artwork and the first issue was pretty great!
  • AAAlien
    Oigan está genial.
  • Ame
  • Elia
    Mmmmmm... Interesting changes! And hey, Giles ' stacks are finally neat!! Hahaha!
  • Betty
    Give me more!
  • Candice
    Aaaah I freaking love this already, the colors are EVERYTHING to me.
  • Veronica
    This is definitely a re-imagining of Buffy, a reboot if you will. Within a few scenes you realize that most of what you have held close to your heart is not how things play out in Sunnydale anymore. At first I fought it. "Hey, that's not how it goes! That character shouldn't be there!" But then you have to let go and enjoy the ride that is both familiar and new. Really looking forward to how this plays out.
  • Steph
    L'art est très joli, on reconnait les acteurs, mais c'est très court. Très précipité. Pas aussi drôle ou attachant.
  • Andrea
    I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes.
  • Whitney
    Always good to see the Scooby gang again, and while I like the art, so far there is nothing mind-blowing in this reboot, and not a whole lot that conveys the new 21st-century setting other than Xander's laptop and Buffy's smartphone (which we only see on the cover). There are a few notable canon changes in this issue though:(view spoiler)[1. Buffy's got a job at the fast food restaurant "Tuna Verse."2. Willow already knows that she's gay, apparen...