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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New artist coming on for Buffy # 5 + spoilers for next arc starting in issue 5.

https://www.newsarama.com/44394-david-lopez-joins-buffy-the-vampire-slayer.html

DAVID LÓPEZ Joins BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

By Chris Arrant, Editor
March 20, 2019

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Artist David López is joining BOOM! Studios' Buffy the Vampire Slayer begining with June 5's #5. In this new arc with series writer Jordie Bellaire, the publisher says a major character will die and another will return.

"I’ve always felt very attached to Buffy the Vampire Slayer," said López."I remember watching the show while working on my art and comics for years. Now I’m going to be a part of that universe, and that’s magic."

López comes after finishing the creator-owned series BlackHand IronHead for Panel Syndicate. He previously illustrated Marvels' Captain Marvel, X-Men, and All-New Wolverine.

"I am overwhelmed with delight that David López is joining the team. I'm a big fan of David's work," said Bellaire. "He's an incredibly unique, beautifully cartooned and grounded artist. He'll be a great fit for Buffy in high school and Buffy in hell - I can't wait to show readers what we do together!"

López takes over from original series artist Dan Mora, who is stepping over to draw Once And Future with writer Kieron Gillen in August.

"David and I go way back, from Batman to X-Men and a bunch in between, so I’m incredibly excited to have him join the Buffy the Vampire Slayer team," said BOOM! Executive Editor Jeanine Schaefer. "His dynamism and detail bring something really special to every panel, whether it’s an everyday high school scene or an over-the-top action sequence. Just wait until you see what he brings to Buffy, starting with an explosive first issue of a new story arc that will split up the Scoobies and the fans. Team Slayer and Team Vamp are both in for some major upheaval, leading Buffy to come to grips with her worst fears."


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.cbr.com/exclusive-preview-buffy-4/

EXCL PREVIEW: In Buffy The Vampire Slayer #4, Death Looms & Romance Blooms

BOOM! Studios presents an exclusive preview of Buffy The Vampire Slayer #4, by writer Jordie Bellaire and artist Dan Mora.

by L.D. Nolan
– on Mar 21, 2019

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of Jordie Bellaire and Dan Mora's Buffy The Vampire Slayer #4. The preview teases teases a major death, as well as Buffy and Robin Wood having a date. Additionally, the first look art shows Cordelia Chase daydreaming about Spike, potentially hinting at something more between the two characters.

According to the plot summary provided in the press release, "Buffy Summers thinks she’s faced the worst Sunnydale has to offer – like the Mistress Dru and her mysterious ally Spike – but this is the moment that changes everything for her. One member of her newly formed Scooby Gang won’t survive Dru’s master plan – and the shocking first appearance of one of Joss Whedon’s most popular characters may not be enough to save the day. Not to mention Buffy’s got a date with Robin Wood that’s gonna be completely ruined now!"

“Every time Buffy thinks she’s got it figured out, a bomb gets dropped that changes everything, reinforcing her fears that she isn’t good enough, that the future is uncertain, and that she might not live long enough to put things right.” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios, in the book's press release. “Amidst this uncertainty, the explosive events that break into Buffy’s life will happen when she least expects them, leaving longtime fans and new readers stunned by the events unfolding behind Buffy’s back.”

Buffy The Vampire Slayer is based on the hit series created by Joss Whedon. The series ran from 1997 to 2003 on the WB Network and was nominated for Emmys and Golden Globes throughout its run. The show starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers, a young woman tasked with destroying vampires and other creatures of the night. She was aided by her "Scooby Gang" and her Watcher, Rupert Giles.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer #4 hits shelves on April 3. The issue features covers from Matthew Taylor, Kevin Wada and Feifei Ruan.

You can see the cover and first look images below.










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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Solicitation for Buffy # 5.

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/03/22/buffy-secrets-power-rangers-forever-boom-full-solicits-june-2019/

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #5

Publisher : BOOM! Studios
Retail Price : $3.99
Writer: Jordie Bellaire
Artist: David Lopez
Cover Artists:
Main Cover A: Marc Aspinall
Main Cover B: Kevin Wada
Main Cover C: Morgan Beem
Preorder Cover D: Becca Carey
Incentive Cover E: Yasmin Putri
Incentive Cover F: Yasmin Putri

Synopsis: After the stunning events of Issue #4, the Scooby Gang tries to recover and deal with a new threat that’s
arising within the very halls of Sunnydale High itself.

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Two More Buffy # 4 variant covers.

http://www.buffyforums.net/forums/showthread.php?21162-New-Buffy-series-from-BOOM!-officially-announced!/page39&p=745193#post745193



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interview with Buffy writer Jordie Bellaire.

https://nofspodcast.com/exclusive-interview-writer-jordie-bellaire-talks-buffy-the-vampire-slayers-comic-book-reboot/

[Exclusive Interview] Writer Jordie Bellaire Talks BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER’s Comic Book Reboot

Posted by Grant DeArmitt | Apr 2, 2019



Buffy the Vampire Slayer made just as much of a mark on horror comics as she did on horror TV. In fact, there are plenty of fans who would go so far as to say she made even more of an impact in sequential art form. For years after the Buffy TV show was off the air, Dark Horse Comics published the continued adventures of the Scooby Gang, until the comic itself came to an end last year. However, Buffy is just too cool of a character to keep off the comic page, so it hardly surprised anyone when another comic book publisher, BOOM! Studios, picked up the license. Instead of just continuing Buffy‘s TV to comic adventures, BOOM! decided to reboot her universe entirely, and the mind they put behind it was Jordie Bellaire.

Jordie is a comic book legend, known for her work as a colorist in huge titles like The Vision, Batman, and Nowhere Men, plus her brilliant original series, Image Comics’ Redlands. Now three issues in, Jordie has created a Buffyverse that is both familiar and fresh, respectful of the original but written for a new and expanding Buffy fanbase. We had the awesome opportunity to talk to Jordie about the her new Buffy series, what the character means to her, and what we should expect to see in the series moving on. Check it out!

Grant DeArmitt for Nightmare on Film Street: Starting off, what’s your relationship with the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show?

Bellaire: Buffy was a show that meant a lot to me in college and upon graduating college too. Once I finished school, I bonded with my best friend over it when we lived together in New York City. I had actually stopped watching the show because it became too emotional for me during my final year of college and finished it after I moved to New York. My bestie is a massive Buffy fan and she held my hand through the incredible later seasons so I didn’t have to do it all on my own. I think a lot about her and being on my own in the big city for the first time when I think about Buffy now.

NOFS: What was your favorite part of the Buffyverse to “modernize?” Was there anything you were sad you had to change for the story?

Bellaire: I think right now I enjoy the update on Drusilla the most. I know it’s not a “modernization” in the sense of tech but I think it’s modernization on a trope that we’ve seen time and time again. I think there’s lots of these types of tropes in horror and some are definitely fun to play with or subvert…but Drusilla’s character always felt like there was something darker there, in her moments of absolute clarity that was usually balanced with this innocent, frailty the show really pushed on her. I understand that she is a character that suffers great traumatic stress but I love that we’re taking the things that have happened Dru and modernizing the trope of broken, vulnerable women and allowing her the potential to be this strong, powerful, vengeful woman – but…maybe I relate to this a little too much!

NOFS: Speaking of fan favorite characters, we meet Xander and Willow early on, and they buy into the existence of vampires and demons pretty quickly. What do you think makes them believers?

Bellaire: We establish in a later issue during a fight with a talking bat that everyone in Sunnydale is used to some weirdness in the town. It’s something we’ll continue to explore, that the strange and occult happenings in Sunnydale aren’t exactly random or foreign to those living there.



NOFS: Another fan favorite that shows up is Anya, who’s currently peddling cursed goods (bads?) to the supernatural creatures in Sunnydale. How has her character changed from her TV incarnation?

Bellaire: Bads, I like that! We’ve leapt on Anya’s character early in our series, pulling her into the immediate plot of the first major story. I love that she is a woman of knowledge based on her experiences and I’m looking forward to bringing more of that expertise into her interactions with the Scoobies. I think we’ve done away with much of hilarious and comedic ignorance of her character in Buffy but chosen to really embrace the intelligence and cleverness that is very much Anya‘s overall vibe.

NOFS: Last story question, we promise: How do supernatural creatures stay hidden in a world where everyone has a camera phone?

Bellaire: Who says they will?

NOFS: Joss Whedon is involved with this project, but less so than in other Buffy comics. So what role has Joss played in this new Buffy storyline?

Bellaire: Joss has given his blessing on the direction of these new stories after we were able to answer some questions regarding where the story would go. Knowing that Joss feels comfortable with our plans of the arc makes me very confident in this whole thing, so that’s been the biggest help – knowing he’s given us a thumbs up to make our own way.

NOFS: What are you bringing to the new Buffyverse that’s unique to you as a writer? Essentially, what aspects of this story can fans point to and say “classic Bellaire?”

Bellaire: I think I just enjoy breaking hearts. My time on Redlands has allowed me great imagination in forging beautiful, meaningful and unexpected relationships between characters that will…inevitably probably fall apart because life can be horrible and sad – but also beautiful. I’m not sure I’ve got enough written work at this point to have anything that evokes any sort of classic voice. I think I’d someday like to be known as the writer who brings tragedy and challenging emotional arcs to readers, making them a little uncomfortable while still bringing some strange satisfaction to the work, too.

NOFS: Who’s your favorite Big Bad from Buffy? Can we expect to see them, and when?

Bellaire: I’m not sure a lot of them will or even could show up but I really enjoyed the fear Caleb brought while passing for average, the sadness and awfulness that was Dark Willow turning on the group, the brutality of The Trio and finally, The Master – a classic. The Master is all metaphor too which I think we’re definitely using in this first arc of Buffy but maybe reversing the roles slightly…I guess readers will see what I mean with Issue 4!

NOFS: This book features the incredible art talent of Dan Mora (Boom! Studio’s Klaus). Has he designed any significantly redesigned or new monsters? If

so, do you have a favorite?

Bellaire: Right now my favorite is Dan Mora’s incredible talking bat in our Monster of the Month issue (Issue 2). I’ve really enjoyed Dan’s approach to all of the characters and his reinvention of characters like Drusilla too.

NOFS: Finally, for the folks who pick up Buffy the Vampire Slayer Issue #1-3 and love them, what other books do you recommend reading?

Bellaire: As I’m so busy coloring and writing comics, I do find it hard to make a lot of time to read comics…but right now, my biggest favorite is Black Hammer. I finally cracked it open this January after putting it off for some time and I was mesmerized. Jeff Lemire is a genius writer and a wonderful human, I think any and all works by him should be devoured ASAP.

If you want more Buffy from the mind of Jordie Bellaire, make sure to pick up the next issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer when it hits shelves this month. If you are now or ever have been a Buffy fan, you owe it to yourself to read this comic. This book even serves as a great intro to Buffy lore, so if you’re looking to introduce yourself or a friend to it, Boom!’s Buffy is a great place to start. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Issue 4 will be at your local comic store April 17th.

For more creator interviews like this one, and for all your Buffy needs in general, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And for all the best in horror movie news, reviews, and interviews, keep lurking at Nightmare on Film Street.


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The cover for BOOM's Buffy/Firefly free comic book day issue.

Fair warning.The cover may be a major spoiler for next week's Buffy # 4.

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/04/08/real-cover-buffy-firefly-free-comic-book-day-big-surprise-spoilers/
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Okay. So, I figured they'd finally get around to Angel. BUT! The real story is the new reboot of ATS.

Boom just killed the series for me. It's so much fun to endlessly grieve that the fanbase for Buffy and for Angel get the same rut and I mean literally the latter with blondie bear.

This board has all but died and spam is taking over. I appreciate you being here comic because you are a real 'original' and I miss so many who have left while I continued to study and show that the story really isn't this way.
True love is never the story of any religion. See Jesus. See Buddha. See every freaking myth ever to last more than 10 years that THIS is NOT how it goes.

Even CHERYL gave up on having faith with this pillage.

Sorry to be so bitter. I am sorry to give up yet again with youse guys.

Good pictures abound on the rth cover including the free day that you, comic, pointed out.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/09/arts/design/angel-comic-buffy-boom-studios.html

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/first-look-buffys-angel-resurrected-in-surprise-comic-spinoff-from-boom-and-bryan-hill


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sybil wrote:
Okay. So, I figured they'd finally get around to Angel. BUT! The real story is the new reboot of ATS.

Boom just killed the series for me. It's so much fun to endlessly grieve that the fanbase for Buffy and for Angel get the same rut and I mean literally the latter with blondie bear.

This board has all but died and spam is taking over. I appreciate you being here comic because you are a real 'original' and I miss so many who have left while I continued to study and show that the story really isn't this way.
True love is never the story of any religion. See Jesus. See Buddha. See every freaking myth ever to last more than 10 years that THIS is NOT how it goes.

Even CHERYL gave up on having faith with this pillage.

Sorry to be so bitter. I am sorry to give up yet again with youse guys.

Good pictures abound on the rth cover including the free day that you, comic, pointed out.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/09/arts/design/angel-comic-buffy-boom-studios.html

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/first-look-buffys-angel-resurrected-in-surprise-comic-spinoff-from-boom-and-bryan-hill


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Thanks for bringing over the Angel series news.I'll post the interviews out below.

I don't plan to go anywhere myself and will still post as long as the board is here.

BOOM! Angel series announced.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/09/arts/design/angel-comic-buffy-boom-studios.html

Angel, Buffy’s Favorite Brooder, Is Back in a New Comic Series



By George Gene Gustines
April 9, 2019

When new comic books arrive in stores on April 17, retailers who ordered the latest issue of a Buffy comic will get a bonus: free copies of Issue No. 0 of Angel, a new series

“We wanted to do something special with the launch of Angel,” Arune Singh, the vice president of marketing for Boom! Studios, the publisher, said in an interview. The notion, he noted, became, “How do we do a Beyoncé album drop, but for comic book stores?”

Keeping Angel under wraps was no easy feat. Retailers and fans hear about new comics months in advance and sometimes even earlier. Boom! worked with Diamond Comic Distributors, the hub for retailers, on the top-secret project — playfully code-named Tooth Fairy, after the film starring Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. the Rock, as a hockey player. (Angel is a hockey fan.)

Angel, a vampire with remorse, will expand the universe of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which was rebooted in January. Like the new Buffy series, Angel will be set in contemporary times, not in 1999 when the character’s television series — a spinoff of the 1997 “Buffy” TV show — first aired.

The Angel series is written by Bryan Edward Hill, drawn by Gleb Melnikov, colored by Gabriel Cassata and lettered by Ed Dukeshire. The first three pages of the issue present a different perspective on the final moments of Buffy No. 4, which arrives in stores the same day. In the Buffy comic, one of the characters is in a dire predicament, which is silently observed by Angel. In his comic, Angel sees the struggle, but readers are clued into his brooding on past sins and a cycle of violence. “I might be powerless to break it,” he thinks, “but who would I be if I didn’t try?”



comics based on some of the creations of Joss Whedon, including the “Buffy” TV show as well as the 2002 “Firefly” series. But there was no mention of Angel, Buffy’s star-crossed love interest.

The Buffy series has seen growing popularity — sales to stores have steadily increased from 25,000 copies for issue No. 2, in February, to 32,000 copies for issue No. 4 — and the company wanted to encourage more readers to discover her adventures by visiting a store.

Last week, Bleeding Cool, a website devoted to pop culture, reported on the existence of Tooth Fairy No. 0 and began speculating about what the comic could be.

This isn’t the first surprise comic. Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead comic that spawned the television franchise, pulled off some magic last July. He sent retailers copies of his series Die!Die!Die!, which he wrote with Scott M. Gimple. It was drawn by Chris Burnham and colored by Nathan Fairbairn.

“Hopefully the excitement of a surprise launch like this will bring people into your stores,” Kirkman wrote in a letter to the shops, “and we can all celebrate another successful series launch together.”

Boom! is giving retailers around the country some of the 29,000 copies of Angel No. 0, which has a cover price of $3.99, based on the number of copies of Buffy No. 3 (from March) that they ordered. Additionally, Angel No. 0 will not be available for download until May 1, making the need to visit a comic store more immediate.

“We want these comic shop retailers, who are the lifeblood of this industry, to know we are committed to them,” Singh said.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/04/boom-studios-announces-surprise-angel-comic-just-8.html

BOOM! Studios Announces Surprise Angel Comic Just 8 Days Ahead of Release

Writer Bryan Edward Hill Dishes on Joss Whedon’s Vampire With a Soul

By Steve Foxe | April 9, 2019



It’s not easy to drop a surprise comic book—at least not physically. While digital files can be uploaded with little notice, physical books are preordered by retailers months in advance, preventing publishers from shocking readers too suddenly with new projects. This week, BOOM! Studios pulls its own vampiric Beyoncé move by revealing a surprise Angel series just eight days ahead of its release in comic shops—and exclusively in comic shops, as there will be no immediate digital distribution for two weeks. BOOM! pulled this off by shipping equal quantities of Angel #0 to match orders of Buffy the Vampire Slayer #4, which features Angel’s first appearance in the new continuity and leads directly into his solo series’ zero issue.

“Instead of simply announcing and releasing a new Angel series in all the expected ways, we wanted to do something truly special to mark the occasion, something that would drive fans exclusively to comic shops,” said Arune Singh, VP Marketing, BOOM! Studios, in a statement. “The release of Angel #0, spinning out of our top-selling reimagining of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, presented a perfect opportunity to generate nationwide excitement without the typical wait for the issue to hit stands months after an announcement.”

Angel #0, written by American Carnage scribe Bryan Edward Hill and drawn by Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers artist Gleb Melnikov, launches an all-new ongoing series starring Joss Whedon’s vampire with a soul. Angel, still seeking redemption for his (after)life of bloodsucking sins, discovers a prophecy: the restoration of his humanity requires him to take one more life…that of Buffy Summers, Sunnydale’s new Slayer extraordinaire.

“Angel instantly connected with audiences worldwide because his very existence asks a question that resonates with all of us—is it possible to find redemption or are we forever defined by our pasts? Now, more than ever, it may be a question without any clear answer,” BOOM! Studios Executive Editor Jeanine Schaefer said in a statement. “Bryan and Gleb are tackling that question head on, exploring a man quite literally combating the monster inside of him..But even if Angel does find a way to cure his vampirism and put the horrors of his past behind him, it doesn’t mean he has a future ahead of him—especially if our favorite Slayer from Sunnydale has anything to say about it.”

As Hill explains in the exclusive interview below, Angel will explore Angel’s past as well as his present day, and will update the Byronic hero for a new generation. Paste readers can learn more from Hill (along with additional insight from Singh) below, and take a first look at Mondo illustrator Boris Pelcer’s main cover and special one-per-store “Thank You” variant cover. For more on BOOM! Studios’ Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel plans, stay tuned to Paste.

Paste: Buffy and Angel are obviously such major cultural touchstones for several generations at this point, and you’re no stranger to shared universes, but how does it feel to be rebuilding one from the ground up? And were you a big Buffy or Angel fan when the shows first aired?

Bryan Edward Hill: Oh yeah, of course. Angel was a big deal for me, because it had shades of a lot of stuff that I’m into, like horror, Batman, all of those things. So I’ve always felt that Whedon liked the same stuff I liked. So working on it is really exciting, because we get to revisit the iconic moments and characters that I’ve always been really into, but also open up new story possibilities in both the present of the story and the past of the story.

Paste: When I spoke to Jeanine [Schaefer] ahead of Buffy, she teased other titles in the works. Arune, can you talk a bit about stealth-launching Angel and keeping something like this under wraps for so long?

Arune Singh: The stealth launch is actually something we planned very close to when Jeanine joined BOOM! Studios last year as executive editor and took on the Whedon line along with other partners in editorial like Bryce Carlson. And what we looked at last year—the Joss Whedon tradition is to have a twist ending and then, by the way in the last minute there’s one more big twist. How can we recreate that with comics, at a physical, brick-and-mortar store level?

You know when you think about those kind of big surprise drops, you all think of the big global brands like Beyoncé dropping an album on iTunes. And digital is easier to do because of the nature of digital. How do you do it with a big global brand like Angel, in comic shops? And naturally, Jordie Bellaire was planning to introduce Angel in Buffy #4. So this was the perfect time to do it. It wasn’t far from when we planned to launch an Angel comic so we said why don’t we launch the comic that day?

We’ve been working with our partners at Diamond. The book has been codenamed The Tooth Fairy this entire time in all our emails, all our internal docs. And we worked with a very small group of people there and with everybody here at BOOM! and creators like Bryan and Gleb, we’ve just been working on this in secret. We let retailers know there was going to be a special promo item that we told them that was tied to their orders for Buffy #3. And so we worked to get as much of Angel #0, the first printing, in stores as we can. But when this announcement breaks, the first printing covers are limited only to this run that we’re surprising retailers with, and there’s a second printing variant that will be available for reorder right away. But we’re really hoping that this fulfills what BOOM! Studios’ core goal is, which is bringing new readers to comic shops. Potential readers and fans are going to find out about this eight days before the book goes on sale which means they can call the comics shop, and go pick it up really quickly. And I think that regular barrier to entry sometimes, preordering the comic three or four months before it comes out and having to go to a comic shop, which is outside their regular shopping patterns, is eliminated, and hopefully this just gets more people reading comics.

Paste: And Bryan, how did you get involved with the book?

Hill: Oh, well, Jeanine reached out to me and asked me if I’d be interested in it. And I was glad because it’s not the kind of thing that people bring me often. Because my work, especially after American Carnage, people have a certain idea of what Bryan Hill is focused on. But Bryan Hill has a heart! Bryan Hill likes love stories. [Laughs] So yeah, I was totally into it and we had a great conversation over salad, where we talked about the character and the story, but we also talked about the experience of growing up now and how we could utilize some of those things in the story we were trying to tell.

So we could honestly articulate the struggles of adolescence and all of that, which I think are a deep part of why that narrative and that character have endured for so long. And so we were clearly on the same frequency, which is the best thing you can ask for when you’re working with an editor, because it’s difficult when you’re not. But Jeanine was so much in sync with kind of where my mind was, that it seemed like a great thing to be a part of.

Paste: Getting into the book itself, the #0 issue of Angel kicks off with events we see in Buffy the Vampire Slayer #4, but overlaid with a new perspective from Angel. How closely linked will the two books be going forward and should we expect any Shattered Grid-style crossovers in the future?

Hill: What I’ll say is, the Angel book has to work as a book without Buffy in it for him to be the fully realized character he needs to be before you start bringing these icons together. So there obviously will be a crossing over at some point in the narrative, but there’s a lot of rich storytelling stuff to explore before that moment and during that moment.

So yes, you’re always working with the gravitational pull to get to that moment and we certainly will. But hopefully the path that we take is just as interesting and raises the stakes on what will happen after.

Paste: I think one of the most surprising things about Angel #0 for me was that we see Angel trying to train a partner in his war against demons, something I think is new to this iteration of the character. Can you tell us a little bit about Helen and how Angel’s experiences with her shape his attitude toward the other characters he’s going to meet in the near future?

Hill: We have a story of a character that’s trying to understand how to both heal the world and make up for his past transgressions. Angel has always been a bit of a Byronic figure, a man with a willfully imposed solitude. He’s similar to Bruce Wayne in that way, another character I know fairly well. You want to see the step-by-step place he gets to in terms of who he invites into his world, who he allows himself to care about and why he may not allow himself to care. So all of those things are part of that.

What I want as a storyteller is for the reader to simultaneously see Angel and his kind of calculated withdrawal from emotional connection, but also to understand the deep emotion that’s causing that behavior. The readers will be intimate with him in a way we haven’t been. So that story is really just a preamble of things, because Buffy Summers might meet a person with emotional scars, but the reader needs to know where all those scars come from before that happens.

Paste: Well it’s interesting that you talk about Angel’s sort of tragic past, because the kickoff issue also gives a brief flashback to his darker early days, which is something I fondly recall from the Angel and Spike flashbacks from the TV series. Should we expect to see more of these looks into the past as the series progresses?

Hill: Oh yeah. I mean, certainly, going forward I’m sort of telling two narratives in a way. I’m telling a narrative that’s kind of a horror epic of Angelus while I’m talking about Angel in the present day. And each story will help contextualize the other. It speaks to the fluidity of time. What is time to someone immortal, really? What is memory, right? It’s sort of “everything is the now” in a way. Expect to explore that world of Angelus’ past—and also to see things that are new. There’s a lot of time to deal with there. There’s a lot of time for story there. There are characters who will be born, who will live, who will do things that create consequences, who might die or might not, or might change or transform. So we want to explore all of that in a mythological way while we are telling the modern-day story of what Angel himself is doing in suburbia.

Paste: Readers don’t have to wait too long to get more Angel for themselves, but any final teases to hold them over?

Hill: I want old fans of Angel to know that we are going to honor all of that stuff because I love it just as much as they do. And I want new readers, who maybe have heard of all this stuff but don’t know much about it, to know that you don’t have to be an expert on the source material to enjoy the story. And this really is a jumping-on place for both longtime fans and the curious. And expect some different stuff from me than you’ve seen in my other work too. I think I’m doing something narratively, emotionally that is unique in its construction and hopefully its effect. So I look forward to getting it in the hands of people and hearing everyone’s reaction to it.





https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/first-look-buffys-angel-resurrected-in-surprise-comic-spinoff-from-boom-and-bryan-hill

First Look: Buffy's Angel resurrected in surprise comic spinoff from Boom! and Bryan Hill



Jeff Spry
Apr 9, 2019

Everybody loves surprises, especially when they manifest themselves out of Joss Whedon's cult horror sensation, Buffy The Vampire Slayer. So how about a fan favorite landing his own spinoff?

With intentions on making comic book history, Boom! Studios is reviving the charismatic vampire with a soul by releasing Angel #0, an unannounced spinoff series arriving Apr. 17, the same day as the pivotal Buffy The Vampire Slayer #4 bites into the market with its shocking final pages.

SYFY WIRE is able to reveal the first peek at the introductory issue alongside some insights with its acclaimed writer Bryan Edward Hill and series editor Jeanine Schaefer on the eve of the publisher's first-ever surprise series drop.



Penned by the Hill (Batman, American Carnage) with art from Gleb Melnikov (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), then accented with creative input from writer/director Joss Whedon, this is the first Angel release following Boom!'s recent acquisition of the comic book and graphic novel licensing rights to expand the mythology created in TV, novels, and beyond.



The storyline dovetails off the final panels of Buffy The Vampire Slayer #4 and overlaps a tragic scene of horrific proportions. Angel is the cursed vampire who's spent centuries protecting Mankind from all manner of creatures that lurk in the shadows. Searching for redemption for the atrocities committed by the evil monster he was when he was first turned, Angel accidentally stumbles upon a new demonic uprising and a disturbing truth: The restoration of his own humanity can only come if he snuffs out one more life: a certain Slayer from Sunnydale whom he’s never met…but might just be his most formidable enemy.

Comic books are normally solicited to retailers months in advance, but the clandestine existence of Angel #0 was kept a guarded secret by Boom! to create an unexpected Apr. 17th drop exclusive to local comic shops. The initial printing will be shipped in equal quantities beside the highly-anticipated Buffy The Vampire Slayer #4, which heralds the first appearance of the popular vampire with a soul.



Actor David Boreanaz inhabited the role of Angel in the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series, then went solo for the Angel spinoff (1999-2004).

SYFY WIRE chatted with Hill and Schaefer on this surprise offering and learned what fans can expect as Angel arises in his new monthly series beginning in May.

How did this Angel spinoff originate and what grabbed you about the character?

BRYAN EDWARD HILL: The process started when Jeanine was so kind to reach out to me and I was very excited to talk to her about it. I was honestly more of an Angel guy than a Buffy guy and dug the whole "man out of time" aspect but never really thought I'd end up writing it. So I told her, 'Sure, I have a lot of ideas for this!'

What was it about your associations with the Buffyverse that got you psyched about doing a spinoff?

JEANINE SCHAEFER: I was excited about the entire universe, the idea that we were remixing it and finding new ways in for new readers and new takes on the characters for loyal fans. I get so jealous whenever I hear that someone's not seen Buffy and get to experience it. I've been a fan of Bryan's and wanted to try and find something to work with him on and this felt like a really good fit. I had no idea that he was such an Angel fan and our first conversation was spot-on.



What were you going for in Issue #0 and what tone were you trying to summon?

BEH: Those choices come from the fact that I've worked in a lot of different forms: I'm a screenwriter, a television writer, I'm a comic author. The budgetary restrictions when you're making a screenplay or a television show, you don't have those in a comic book. I remember when I was a kid and read an adaptation of something or the comic based on a television show or movie I'd seen, the best of them were able to paint on a broader canvas and took advantage of the unique form that is comics.

So I ask, 'What can I bring to Angel that is unique.' I'm interested in exploring the scope of his past and the almost Mike Mignola qualities of that stuff, in contrast with his existence in suburbia and how those two things interrelate and live inside the same guy. It's the constant battle of forces inside of him. He's a creature of epic origins making his way in a contemporary environment and using the full breadth of that canvas seemed the way to go.

Can you name horror movies and vampire tales you drew from for Angel?

BEH: I was a huge fan of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Everything about that film: Coppola's direction, Oldman's performance, the makeup, costume design, and that grand, operatic feel. But it also had a beating heart and it's a movie full of passion and love. When you think about vampires you have to think about the sanguine energy of them. That sort of energy is what I wanted to capture. There are elements of Nosferatu that I'm a big fan of, and Frank Langella's portrayal of Dracula in the '70s. There's something phenomenal about his performance that humanizes the character. But I also think about Wes Craven movies and John Hughes. Highlander is something I think about too.

How did the collaboration with artist Gleb Melnikov for Issue #0 unfold?

BEH: I tend to write very minimal and give artists as much room as I can to interpret. When I started seeing the art that came back it spoke to my sensibilities. I was into the power that comes from the deceptive simplicity of his art. It's hard to do that and especially to maintain the iconography of the character. It's fantastic and I was elated to see all that stuff visually realized. The best part about writing comics is when you get the art in your email!

How was Joss Whedon involved with this new Angel project and what were his suggestions or influences?

JS: Same as with Buffy, he saw our initial pitch and gave us the green light to reinterpret and reimagine and we were off to the races. Bryan's pitch was really fleshed out on both the plot and the emotional level and we're getting the legroom to do some cool stuff with Joss' blessing.



Why does the character of Angel endure and what did David Boreanaz bring to the role to make it iconic?

BEH: What David has as an actor is an ability to get you to trust him as a character despite the actions or history he might have. You believe in his desire to do good. Which also makes it horrifying when he's playing a character doing evil. David brought that in spades when he appeared on Buffy and when he got his own series. There was so much to explore. TV is about inviting somebody into your life, into your home. What speaks to people is his desire to redeem himself.

And we can all relate to that, especially now in a time when we're over-chronicled and every mistake we've made is there forever on the internet. It's easy for people, especially young people, to feel trapped by their past. That's an enduring aspect of life and almost more relevant now than it was when the character of Angel first appeared in popular culture.


I have to admit that this is a big surprise.That this new Angel series is launching out and on the same day as Buffy # 4.They did a good job hiding it.
The premise sounds interesting and could be a more interesting idea than just start Angel out soulless.Angel having a chance to become human but the cost is Buffy's life.That would never be believable in OG Angel from the shows but in this,a reboot where Angel hasn't even met Buffy yet but gets this info about a way to become human?I can buy that aa a premise to launch from.
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BUFFY's ANGEL Returns With New Ongoing With Surprise Debut in 8 Days

By Kat Calamia, Newsarama Contributor
April 9, 2019

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BOOM! Studios' Buffy the Vampire Slayer line is expanding with a surprise, new Angel ongoing title launching in just 8 days. On April 17, participating comic book stores and digital platforms will debut Angel #0 by writer Bryan Edward Hill and artist Gleb Melnikov.

"In an increasingly digital world, it’s harder than ever to create true surprises at a brick & mortar level," BOOM!'s VP of Marketing Arune Singh told Newsarama. "And in that world, it’s even more imperative that we create that excitement at comic book stores because they’re the lifeblood of this industry - so we wanted to do something with a giant global brand that would drive new readers to comic shops, much in the way Beyonce drives even casual music fans to pick up her new albums when they surprise drop. That’s all because we don’t believe that independent stores or print are dying – in fact, we’ve seen year over year growth in our print sales because of increasing support from our comic shop partners."

Angel #0 will debut concurrently with Buffy the Vampire Slayer #4, where Angel will debut, and Hill says he hopes to surprise ardent fans while staying true to the mythos.

For fans of the television series, for fans of the character I’m not going to step on and turn what they love upside down. What we are really doing is honoring that work, updating it for 2019, and putting more meat on the bone," Hill said. "What I think will be surprising for long time fans of Angel is the way we are exploring his past, mythology, and layers. We are doing some really interesting world building stuff there that will have effect on Angel the book and perhaps Buffy the book as well."

Hill goes on to tease there would be "love stories" (as in plural) ahead for Angel in this series. But don't worry, Buffy's in the mix somewhere.

"Without giving away the way we are going to approach [their relationship], it’s kind of bitter sweet – the tragedy of it, love and its boundaries," Hill said. "All of that stuff will be considered. I love, love stories. People don’t really know this about me. Mainly because of the nature of my work, it tends to be confrontational and dark and all of that, but the enduring power of love is something that is important to me as a creator."

As for relationships from the Buffy and Angel TV shows and how they might be presented or adapted in the Angel comic book, Hill said he wants to respect everyone's favorites.

"Everyone has their favorite characters, and they want to see when they are going to come. I’m going to deal with all of them as well," said the writer. "We are going to keep moving forward through the narrative and moving people in as the narrative speaks to that."

That being said, Hill is also excited to explore new characters and their relationship with Angel.

"I want to explore Angel’s relationships both human and inhuman. The ones you can imagine have existed, but weren’t really alluded to in Buffy or in the Angel series," said Hill. "When you’ve lived that long you’ve made a lot of friends and you’ve made a lot of enemies. You’ve lost people, and you’ve gained people."

So just how is BOOM! getting Angel #0 out to retailers without them even knowing to order it? The publisher previously advised retailers that an unspecified "promotional item" would be coming with Buffy #4, in quantities equal to their orders for Buffy #3.

"We’re already seeing that the excitement around Angel is going to exceed that print run so we have a second print available now to order," Singh said. "We’re thankful to our partners at Diamond Distributors for helping us keep this book a secret under the codename 'Tooth Fairy' (a nod to Angel’s fangs and to his love of hockey) and we’re excited for retailers to see a new group of customers seeking out this comic, who then return each month for new issues of Bryan Hill’s exciting reimagining of the character."

Angel #0 comes out April 17.


https://www.cbr.com/angel-new-comic-buffy-vampire-slayer-boom-studios/

Surprise! Buffy's Angel Gets a New Series Launching in One Week

The relaunched Buffy The Vampire Slayer franchise is already expanding with a surprise comic covering new ground for Angel.

by Kiel Phegley
– on Apr 09, 2019

For months, BOOM! Studios and writer Bryan Edward Hill have been keeping a secret about Buffy The Vampire Slayer. And unlike a common bit of unannounced comic publishing news, this secret isn't rolling out as a cover tease or solicitation announcement. It's a fully fledged series arriving in stores far sooner than you'd expect.

As of next week, Angel is back -- and in more ways than one.

Not only will the brooding, heroic vampire to appear in BOOM!'s new Buffy relaunch series with its fourth issue, Angel is also making his way into a solo series that will blaze all-new ground for the franchise thanks to the creative team of Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov. Adding to the intrigue is the fact that the first issue, Angel #0, has never been solicited, and yet will hits the stands exclusively in print next Wednesday alongside the fan-favorite character's reappearance in Buffy #4.

As BOOM! VP of Marketing Arune Singh explained to CBR, Buffy executive editor Jeanine Schaefer and her team took Jordie Bellaire's grand design for the main Buffy series and saw Angel's first appearance in issue #4 not just as a milestone for the new continuity, but an opportunity to draw fans further into what BOOM! can do with Whedon's beloved cast. "It's part of that really cool Joss Whedon tradition where you don't just have a cliffhanger, but have one last surprise waiting for you," he explained.

In particular, the move is meant to help drive interest to comic shops in an era where everything is immediately disseminated and dissected online. "We looked at this as a natural story point where we could launch an Angel series from Buffy #4, so let's create that excitement purely as a comic book store event," he added, noting that these stories would not be available via digital channels until May 1.

For his part, Hill laughed at the thought that he has an entirely new comic launching without saying anything about it until the week before it went on sale. "When you write screenplays and television shows and comic books, you learn how to keep a secret. So I haven't been teasing anything. My lips are sealed," the writer said. He also spoke with CBR about how this take on Angel will explore new territory never before seen in the Whedonverse, what old familiar faces may be on tap for his Los Angeles-based adventures, and why the horrors of being young are even more powerful in 2019.

CBR: Bryan, the BOOM! line of Buffy comics is a reboot in the strictest sense, but it's meant to evoke the classic series. In the latest issue, we're seeing Angel's introduction to the series ahead of his own new series, and I don't think it's spoiling too much to say this version of the fallen vampire calls back to his introduction in the first episode of Buffy in that he's a sullen, skulking presence on the scene. What was the baseline you wanted to work from as you put this important character back on the board?

Bryan Edward Hill: In Buffy, when we see Angel we're experiencing that through Buffy's point of view because we experience the show that way. So those aspects of his character emerge because of that dynamic. When you're telling a story about Angel, you're telling it from his point of view, and you're much more aware of his intentions. So some of that lurking quality recedes because you understand why this person is putting himself where he wants to be.

And one of the things we've been talking about is that if you're a character like Angel – who's life is as long as its been or that he's been dead this long, depending on how you want to look at it – then suburbia might be the last place you'd want to be. I got really fascinated by the idea of this guy with all his dynamism and wisdom and experience dealing with the climate of suburbia. It's like I feel when I go to Santa Monica. I live downtown [in Los Angeles], and when I go to Santa Monica, I can't empathize with people who think tofu is that important. But there's something to learn for Angel – the small things for people can be just as important as the big ones.

When we meet Angel in issue #0, we see a character who's thinking about the breadth of what he wants to accomplish and not necessarily the individual wins and losses along the way. Angel will always be about the largess of the overall mission of redemption while also dealing with the slings and arrows of being a young person in 2019.

One major difference between BOOM!'s Buffy title is that while the initial series revisits the high school years fans know well, your comic is going to be checking in on Angel in LA during that same time. It's really an unknown chapter of this universe. Was that part of what you wanted to explore?

Yeah, that certainly was a draw for me. I've always been a big fan of the character and of the show. I was more of an Angel fan than a Buffy fan, honestly. And you have thoughts as a fan when you're growing up watching stuff when you wonder what all those years and all those adventures were like. Jeanine [Schaefer], the editor on the book, always talks about Highlander as one of our influences – just in terms of the ability to window into epic storytelling in the past while also conceptualizing what's going on in the present. So building that out into a real mythology and seeing the concentric circles of what's he's done both as Angel and as Angelus, that was very interesting.

When you tell a story about a character who's trying to reconcile with the sins of his past, you want to have a rich, interesting and layered past to draw from. And that undiscovered country idea, that's something as a storyteller that I'm always on the hunt for. I'm always searching for the places that don't have flags yet. At the same time, I'm equally excited about bringing him into Buffy's world and Buffy into his world in the ways that we'll eventually do it. And we'll be visiting reincarnations of characters we know and updating it all in a way I think has a contemporary understanding of what the world is like in 2019. Unfortunately, I think every year it gets even harder to be a young person. Now young people have difficulties that I didn't have growing up. Managing that is certainly of interest to me.

One question you hint on is the issue of how much you'll be playing with what we've seen before. The original Angel TV series with its setting of Wolfram & Hart had plenty of characters and ideas that had nothing to do with his Buffy years. Will you be pulling some of those pieces into this series or working more to build up an all-original supporting cast?

Without going into too many details, as a comic writer you often work in the space of adaptation and of interpretation. For me, it's kind of like music. If I sit down at the piano and play a pop song, I might interpret it my own way, but it's really important that you recognize the melody. It's important that there are signifying aspects of that creative work that you want to maintain. So I would tell old fans that they should expect versions of what they are familiar with for sure. They may not get them in the order they expect, and the effect of them may be different than they expect. But they'll all be present.

And I think for new fans, I would tell them that you don't need to be intimately familiar with Angel or Buffy to enjoy this book. You can pick it up from issue #0 forward, and you'll be immediately caught up on this iteration of the story. It's a bit of a delicate balance, but I don't believe creatively in throwing the baby out with the bathwater. What Whedon created is enduring, and there's an archetypal logic that those characters and story elements matter. It's more about how we look at how they exist in 2019 to both honor the spirit of what they are but also make them as relevant as we can to modern audiences.

When people pick up the #0 issue, they'll see the landscape you're playing with, and I don't think we're spoiling too much to say there's some demon stuff as opposed to pure vampire action, and a new character in the mysterious Fee Fee. Should these be taken as signs of what the first arc is going to be focused on, or are you trying to switch things up right away?

I think that the overall thematic I'm dealing with is what lies behind the veil of all reality? What are the battles that we as people don't see between good and evil? Angel is fighting those battles against his enemies and along with his allies. That's always been the thing that fascinated me about Whedon's work. It's always been about those who know and those who do not know. It's about the burden of knowing and the responsibility that comes from knowing. What I'd say you can expect are the supernatural causes of real world trauma and how the two are related. If you think about a young person depressed because of what they've been put through on the internet, you wonder if there's a demon who feeds on that depression. Is there a being that creates feeling in others that compels them to behave a certain way online to abuse people emotionally? Issue #0 scratches at that surface, and then it continues more and more in the coming issues.

That jibes a lot with the way I've always seen the early seasons of Buffy described as "high school as a horror story." Angel's not in high school, but it is the emotional stress of the modern world turned into genre storytelling.

These days, I think high school is always a horror story. From Wes Craven in the '80s, Whedon in the '90s and on to what we're doing now, it's hard growing up, man. I think the recognition of that particular difficulty is what these stories are all about – and also the heightening of it in supernatural terms. It's truth in fantasy that leads to a greater truth. That's really our mission in this story.

but his style seems to fit into the look we expect from Whedonverse comics. He can do detail and likeness really well, but he can also do a lot with just a few lines – letting shadows do a lot of the work when the horror calls for it. What's been your experience of collaborating with him?

Because I'm also a filmmaker and a photographer, I very much like to let my collaborator who is visualizing this narrative have the leeway to interpret everything as they would like. I definitely look at it as a collaborative process. We're both telling the story. I might write the words, but that's not the experience the reader's going to have. They get the images and the words in the story. And so I've always responded well to artists who interpret effectively. I'm a minimalist by nature. If you look at my writing or my photography, I try to get the most done with less because I find that experience as a viewer more interesting.

I really like what Gleb was doing. It has such a graphic quality. Every panel is satisfying in terms of it composition and shape. The way things look, it all feels indelible. The experience you want in a comic panel-by-panel is the feeling that this was the only image that could tell this story. And when I look at Gleb's work, I see a certainty of line. I respond to that very much, and I was elated to see the art.

Check out both Buffy The Vampire Slayer #4 and Angel #0 in comic shops Wednesday, April 17 from BOOM! Studios.
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[b]Is this RIGHT???

Hill: What I’ll say is, the Angel book has to work as a book without Buffy in it for him to be the fully realized character he needs to be before you start bringing these icons together. So there obviously will be a crossing over at some point in the narrative, but there’s a lot of rich storytelling stuff to explore before that moment and during that moment. quote.

The EPIC reason for ‘Angel’s story” is he had centuries of hero-ing—curses and souls might make an appearance for why Angel must never smile in his broody burden except to Cordelia, of course, who “shows up” to be a thespian, (no back story on BTVS needed and, lets make the "funny," that she and Fred are gay.

and THEN! Find out on a quickie to a BTVS crossover from ATS, that killing Buffy would make him mortal,

SO! “self sacrifice” we all slide on snot back into the ATS (non interruptus dimension) BECAUSE the king is blue and needs a "vessel" in the Deeper Well. Cast of "who gives a damn" pending.

Is this RIGHT??? Because Buffy suddenly has a vocabulary and says the WORD "Redemption", just roll over that love depends on something called "working out'

WHERE is the "LOVE?" Where is the "SHOW ME?" Nothing but PLUTONIC? Pluto isn't even a planet anymore.

IS THIS RIGHT? PLEASE! ANYBODY SAY SOMETHING!
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sybil wrote:
[b]Is this RIGHT???

Hill: What I’ll say is, the Angel book has to work as a book without Buffy in it for him to be the fully realized character he needs to be before you start bringing these icons together. So there obviously will be a crossing over at some point in the narrative, but there’s a lot of rich storytelling stuff to explore before that moment and during that moment. quote.

The EPIC reason for ‘Angel’s story” is he had centuries of hero-ing—curses and souls might make an appearance for why Angel must never smile in his broody burden except to Cordelia, of course, who “shows up” to be a thespian, (no back story on BTVS needed and, lets make the "funny," that she and Fred are gay.

and THEN! Find out on a quickie to a BTVS crossover from ATS, that killing Buffy would make him mortal,

SO! “self sacrifice” we all slide on snot back into the ATS (non interruptus dimension) BECAUSE the king is blue and needs a "vessel" in the Deeper Well. Cast of "who gives a damn" pending.

Is this RIGHT??? Because Buffy suddenly has a vocabulary and says the WORD "Redemption", just roll over that love depends on something called "working out'

WHERE is the "LOVE?" Where is the "SHOW ME?" Nothing but PLUTONIC? Pluto isn't even a planet anymore.

IS THIS RIGHT? PLEASE! ANYBODY SAY SOMETHING!


Right this second I don't see them doing anything with B/A or B/S.

I'm pretty sure Robin Wood is going to be Buffy's love interest for the forseable future.

Since this is a reboot,I was expecting things to be done differently from OG canon.That's the point of rebooting.To start over with a new take.

To give a a little hope though,I could see how this may down the line lead to a different version of B/A.

Angel's chance to become human lies with killing Buffy.That I assume is what he's going to be wrestling with in his series.At some point down the line the two series are going to start crossing over and Buffy and Angel will start interacting.What happens if Buffy and Angel start falling for each other.

How does Angel deal with falling in love with the person he has to kill to become human?How does Buffy deal when she finds out?

Cue tragic angst and a different spin on B/A.

I'm not saying this is going to happen but I'm throwing it out there as a possablity/speculation for a year or two(or three) down the line.

Again,I think Robin Wood is going to be Buffy's love interest for now.
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Thanks comic!!

I thought I read that “soulless and soul having” was to remain a definition in character recognition, for good and evil, or conscience, if not also the difference between the species of demon and human being.

It has always been interesting to me that "slayer power" was demonic in origin. But "moral compass” in this soul defining world ignores the natural world cycle of eat/being eaten. Furthermore, It was Angel’s own humanity that defined the greatest power of all as “mercy.” Not killing or saving them all.

So, Buffy actually murdered exactly one soul: Angel.

The plot is for a man to kill a woman in order to be a “decent human being”.

Never mind already an epic killer. (and all ego, so maybe, not so decent).

The “solution” is to be a SHOCKING ‘rape by soul’ (with an epic journey of learning gratitude for said "redemption" in rape) But! WE HAVE TWO NEW BOOKS.

That is called “static.” No change. Why? LOVE IS DAMNATION. That simple. Demon or soul, now and forever.

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p.s. doing the opposite is not really opposite. just sayin'
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Preview pages of this weeks Buffy # 4.Now with dialog.

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I will admit, I'm totally fangirling over this Angel cover in progress posted on Twitter by Dan Panosian.



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Two Advaneed BOOM! Buffy # 4 reviews

https://www.monkeysfightingrobots.co/review-changing-the-game-in-buffy-the-vampire-slayer-4/

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