Buffy

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" #10 Introduces New Rules

Tue, December 9th
By CBR News Team

Christos Gage & Rebekah Isaacs task Buffy and the gang with writing new rules in the Vampyr book in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #10.

EXCL PREVIEW: Surprises Await in "Angel & Faith Season 10" #9

Sun, November 16th
By CBR News Team

A wicked witch is going down in Dark Horse Comics' "Angel & Faith Season 10" #9 by Victor Gischler and Will Conrad, on sale Dec. 3.

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EXCL. PREVIEW: Gischler & Conrad's "Angel & Faith Season 10 #8

Tue, October 21st
By CBR News Team

NYCC: Allie Steps Away From Dark Horse Comics' "Buffy"

Thu, October 9th
By Kiel Phegley

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Buffy: Season 10" #8 is a Halloween Spectacular

Sun, September 21st
By CBR News Team

EXCL PREVIEW: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" #7 Alters Magic Law

Tue, September 2nd
By CBR News Team

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Gage & Moline's "Buffy: Season 10" #6

Tue, August 5th
By CBR News Team

SDCC: Dark Horse Teases Whedonverse Future

Wed, July 30th
By Marc Buxton

TV Legends Revealed: Was "Buffy" Star Banned For Life From McDonald's?

Wed, July 23rd
By Brian Cronin

EXCL. PREVIEW: "Angel & Faith" #4 Brings the Action to Magic Town

Fri, June 20th
By CBR News Team

"Buffy," "Aliens," "Grendel," & More in Dark Horse September 2014 Solicitations

Mon, June 16th
By CBR News Team

TOYING AROUND: SDCC Exclusives, Star Wars, DC & More!

Sat, June 14th
By TJ Dietsch

EXCL. PREVIEW: Nicholas Brendon Joins "Buffy: Season 10" #4

Sat, June 7th
By CBR News Team

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 10: Gischler Splits Up "Angel & Faith" #2

Mon, June 2nd
By Kiel Phegley

EXCL. PREVIEW: Drac's Back in Gage, Brendon & Isaacs' "Buffy: Season 10" #3!

Wed, May 7th
By CBR News Team

WC14: Jeanty On "Buffy," Wrapping Up "Serenity: Leaves on the Wind"

Fri, April 25th
By Melissa Molina

EXCL. PREVIEW: Wrong Roads Ahead in "Angel & Faith" #2

Fri, April 25th
By CBR News Team

Dark Horse Unveils C2E2-Exclusive "Buffy" and "Tomb Raider" Variant Covers

Tue, April 22nd
By Albert Ching

WC14: Inside Dark Horse's "Whedonversity" with "Buffy" and "Serenity"

Sun, April 20th
By Albert Ching

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Gage & Isaacs "Buffy: Season 10" #2

Wed, April 9th
By CBR News Team

Biography

Buffy

Typically, we look at comics that have made the transition to film, but in the long journey of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," the progression is reversed. In 1992, fledgling writer and director Joss Whedon penned the script to the film "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," a film that received a lukewarm response from audiences and featured the odd-ball cast of Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Paul Reubens, Rutger Hauer and Luke Perry. The story told of the life of Buffy Summers, a Valley Girl who was mystically chosen from all the girls in the world to do battle with the creatures of the night. Among the variety of supernatural powers that suited her to the task was the ability to detect the presence of vampires through menstrual cramps – yeah, w know. The film gained a small cult following and then disappeared into obscurity...until 1997.

In fall of 1997, Whedon followed in the footsteps of "M*A*S*H" and "The Odd Couple" and took his future-franchise from the big screen to the small one. The launch of the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" television series was framed as a sequel to the film, wisely forgoing the origin (and the menstrual cramps). 20-year old Sarah Michelle Gellar landed the titular role and quickly made it her own. Her version of Buffy was less Valley Girl turned warrior and more under-achiever as reluctant savior. The character was more approachable and, if not always lovable, was at least admirable as she grew into her calling as "The Chosen One." Dynamic performances by an ever-evolving cast of characters made Anthony Stuart Head, Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon, Eliza Dushku, James Marsters and David Boreanaz into household names. The series garnered praise from fans and critics alike, collecting over 100 award nominations and wins from every quarter, from the Emmys to Science Fiction awards to two GLADD nominations for the show's progressive portrayal of alternative lifestyles. Seven successful seasons and a long-running spin-off series were enough to make "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" a cultural icon.

As with much successful genre programming, Buffy eventually found her way into the pages of comic books. "Dark Horse Presents 1998 Annual" (August, 1998) was the Slayer's first foray into print and novels and multiple comic books series and spin-off series continue to this day. For most TV to comics stories, that would be the end, but in March of 2007, Joss Whedon did the unexpected and began writing an "eighth season" of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the form of a comic book. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight" will come to an end with Issue #40, but the immortal vampire slayer is slated to rise again with "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Nine" after the final nail is driven in the coffin of the current series. - Brian Eason

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