Buffy represented an excellent approach to the dark fantasy world for many people, especially the 80/90 generation. Created by Joss Whedon in 1992 on the occasion of the film, the character taught us a lot, growing up with the viewer to whom the series was aimed.

Buffy is perhaps one of the most famous series of that healthy dark fantasy, unpolluted by the forced love story, and although the romantic side does not miss, the focus often remains the stake in the heart of the vampire.

Buffy in comics

As many fans will know, the TV series has seven seasons in total. However, Buffy's story continues in the comic series, actually canonical in the universe but difficult to find in Italy. Thanks to the new media available, the character has regained his golden age, although moving on a very different target.


Buffy in 2019

Like so many TV series of the nineties, Buffy is also looking for ways to attract new audiences and continue to live. Some brands have thought of relaunching the TV series, changing the story and the characters, but luckily for Buffy something different has been chosen. Instead of chasing the TV series Witches (Charmed in the original language) and attract all the discontent of the purest and most connected fans of the characters, the creation of Whedon starts right from the comic.

Go back to the beginning as Buffy the Vampire Slayer is reimagined under the guidance of series creator Joss Whedon. Buffy Summers wants what every average teenager wants: friends at her new school, decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny di lei as the next in a long line of vampire slayers tasked with defeating the forces of evil.

Preface to number 1

Under the guidance of the original creator and producer, writer Jordie Bellaire and designer Dan Mora reimagined Buffy's character, adapting the stories to the new millennium. Published by Boom! Studios, already known for the relaunch of other projects such as Firefly, is an aging that is not particularly felt, because it is not made to weigh.


Humor towards the original series and the promise not to fall into the Girl Power penny

There are two key points that guide the production team of this "modern" work. A strong humor towards everything reminiscent of the nineties, for example nicknames (Spike above all) and situations. The characters are much less stereotyped than in the first installments of the original series and it is much easier to empathize with them. They talk and deal with situations as modern high schoolers would, probably much easier than adults.

The second promise, so far kept very well, is not to fill the series of small and explicit Girl Power. As the creators of the project explain in the extra post books, Buffy has always been a strong, emancipated character, able to guide and ask for help when she needed. Willow has always been a character in the LGBT community and no one has ever made a scandal about it. I particularly appreciate the idea of ​​not highlighting something that has always been included in the series, shown with the naturalness and simplicity that these things require.


Angel's story

As Buffy fans know well, the other big half of the story is Angel. Well, also for this project, the famous Los Angeles vampire was introduced in the fourth issue, which quickly earned its own magazine. Although reflecting on the age of the characters in the story nowadays makes you smile (we started looking at it as a child, now we realize that Angel is 19 years old), there are no forced elements in this type of adaptation. The type of work done by the vampire in Los Angeles has also undergone some decline, making him not only a private investigator but also a self-defense teacher.

A great start

For the moment we can only watch, with four issues published for Buffy and a prologue for Angel, the development of this project. However, we can say that the beginning is excellent, with excellent tables and absolutely perfect writing. The revival is fully successful for the moment, it would be better not to be denied by the future.