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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Full preview pages for Hellmouth # 1.

http://www.buffyforums.net/forums/showthread.php?21827-Hellmouth-1&p=753972#post753972





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https://www.newsarama.com/47347-best-shots-advance-review-hellmouth-1.html

Best Shots Advance Review: HELLMOUTH #1

By David Pepose, Best Shots Team Lead
October 8, 2019

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Hellmouth #1

Written by Jordie Bellaire and Jeremy Lambert
Art by Eleonora Carlini and Cris Peter
Lettering by Ed Dukeshire
Published by BOOM! Studios

‘Rama Rating: 7 out of 10

Buffy the Vampire Slayer teams up with the vampire Angel in Hellmouth #1, the series’ inaugural crossover event at BOOM! Studios. Writers Jordie Bellaire and Jeremy Lambert hit the ground running with this tag-team series, so if you haven’t been reading at least the main Buffy title, you might be a little bit lost - still, artist Eleonora Carlini and colorist Cris Peter make this vampire apocalypse feel every inch a threat, with some dynamic layouts and eye-catching colors keeping the production values high. While this isn’t necessarily a flawless team-up between these two characters, the potential for Hellmouth is high.

First off, a disclosure: the first time I read this book, I had a bit of a hard time parsing the story. But once I caught up with the previous issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, things started clicking into place - namely, the vampire Drusilla has activated a Hellmouth in Sunnydale, letting loose all sort of monsters to terrorize the city. Bellaire and Lambert don’t spend a ton of time giving us exposition, which can make this a bit of an insular experience, especially since Carlini’s designs don’t necessarily lend a lot of differentiation between characters like Buffy and Anya - but if you’re already familiar with the Hellmouth preludes, you’ll already be primed to enjoy Buffy’s escape from a now literally hellish high school dance. Buffy of course steals the show, as she gets to cross that divide from alienated high schooler to a Slayer with purpose - seeing her in her element makes for some really engaging characterization.

While the action that’s on display - not to mention the abject fear of people like Giles - makes Hellmouth feel like it has some real (ahem) stakes, I’d add there’s one other thing that keeps this series from being a slam dunk: namely, why Angel is in it at all. While Buffy’s adventures naturally dovetail into Hellmouth, this meeting between Buffy and Angel feels a little less than organic - the brooding vampire more or less just shows up, and while Bellaire and Lambert give he and Buffy some banter as they try to one-up each other’s badassery, there’s nothing in this issue that makes his quest seem personal like Buffy’s.

But the real daring stuff has to be Carlini and Peter’s work. While sometimes her kinetic Dutch angles can sometimes make it hard to follow, Carlini is putting the pedal to the metal with this event book, particularly with a sequence of Buffy racing to save as many of her classmates as possible from the demons of the Hellmouth. There’s a little bit of Dan Mora and a little bit of classic Humberto Ramos in Carlini’s work, and Carlini’s cartoony style automatically injects a lot of energy into a book that could have just as easily veered into oppressiveness. I think a lot of that bounciness comes from Peters’ colors - he does a great job at bringing in bright pinks, reds and greens into the mix while always remembering the nighttime elements of the setting.

While it still has its share of imperfections, Hellmouth #1 manages to snag victory from the fangs of defeat, thanks to some beautiful artwork and a likable lead. That said, I wouldn’t necessarily describe this as a standalone event, because there is definitely an expectation that readers are already fully aware of what’s going on, making this a potentially inaccessible read for newcomers. Given that there’s four issues left of this series - not to mention tie-ins in both the Buffy and Angel titles - there’s still plenty of time to smooth out any rough edges in execution, and if Bellaire, Lambert and Carlini’s opening salvo is anything to judge it by, fans of the Whedonverse are likely in for a hell of a good time.
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth #1 Is a Blast for New & Old Fans

Oct 12, 2019

BOOM! Studios' Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth #1 is a lot of fun and will be quite rewarding for Buffy fans new and old.

https://www.cbr.com/review-buffy-angel-hellmouth-1/
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https://comicbook.com/comics/2019/10/18/buffy-the-vampire-slayer-11-new-slayer-revealed/

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Introduces a New Slayer (Exclusive)

By MATTHEW AGUILAR - October 18, 2019

Luckily she's got a few friends of her own and the mysterious Angel as well, but with her and Angel having to go deep into the Hellmouth to find the root of the problem, someone has to assume traditional Slayer duties in Sunnydale. Luckily a brand new Slayer has arrived in the form of Kendra, and she will be making her Buffyverse comics debut in the upcoming Buffy the Vampire Slayer #11 from BOOM! Studios.

Writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and artist David Lopez (Captain Marvel) will have the new Slayer fighting alongside Willow and Cordelia against the possessed men of Sunnydale, and you can get your first look at Kendra in the cover for Buffy The Vampire Slayer #11 below, which was created by artist Marc Aspinall (Mondo).

We've also got your first look at the variant cover by Kevin Wada (She-Hulk), Ryan Inzana (Ichiro) and Morgan Beem (The Family Trade), as well as the connecting variant cover by Steve Morris (The Magicians: Alice's Story), which will connect with Angel #7 and Hellmouth #4.



You can take a look at all the covers for the book above and below, and the official description for Buffy The Vampire Slayer #11 can be found below as well.




"With a NEW SLAYER in town, it's up to TEAM KENDRA to save the day! An evil and powerful magic from the open HELLMOUTH has taken over the men of Sunnydale, and it's up to Willow, Cordelia, and the new Chosen One, Kendra, to fend off the enthralled men of the town or there won't be a Sunnydale for Buffy to come back to! That is . . . if she's coming back at all."



Fans of the show will remember Kendra Young, who was played by Bianca Lawson in the original series. At one point Buffy was thought dead and so another Slayer was sent to Sunnydale, but after some confusion, the two Slayers ended up working together. Unfortunately, Kendra's time as a Slayer was short-lived, as she died at the hands of Drusilla. Hopefully, she doesn't meet the same fate in the comics, as we'd love to get more time with the character.



For those unfamiliar, here's a quick rundown of the Buffyverse.

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"Created by visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers film franchise), Angel premiered on the WB Network on October 5th, 1999 and was a spin-off from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series ran for five seasons from 1999–2004, starring David Boreanaz as Angel, the tortured vampire destined to walk the earth with a soul who moved to LA to set up shop as a supernatural private investigator. Despite Angel’s best efforts to deal with the sins of his past all by himself, Angel Investigations soon became home to other lost souls searching for redemption and willing to fight by his side."

Buffy The Vampire Slayer #11 hits comic stores in January of 2020. Let us know what you think of Kendra coming to the comics in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @MattAguilarCB for all things Buffy and Angel!

http://www.buffyforums.net/forums/showthread.php?21860-BOOM!-Angel-7

Gleb Melnikov's Spike from Angel #7

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Full preview pages for BOOM!Angel #6.

http://www.buffyforums.net/forums/showthread.php?21836-BOOM!-Angel-6&p=754675#post754675















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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buffy's Hellmouth Crossover Reintroduces a Classic Buffyverse Big Bad

The newest issue of the Buffy reboot's crossover, Hellmouth, just introduced a villain from the original TV series.

https://www.cbr.com/buffys-hellmouth-crossover-reintroduces-the-master/
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http://www.buffyforums.net/forums/showthread.php?21162-New-Buffy-series-from-BOOM!-officially-announced!/page56

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another Boom Buffy # 11 cover

http://www.buffyforums.net/forums/showthread.php?21162-New-Buffy-series-from-BOOM!-officially-announced!&p=754957#post754957

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EXCLUSIVE: Buffy and Angel Team Up Against Drusilla in Hellmouth First Look

BOOM! Studios presents CBR with an exclusive first look at Jordie Bellaire, Jeremy Lambert and Eleonora Carlini's Hellmouth #2.


https://www.cbr.com/buffy-angel-drusilla-exclusive-hellmouth-first-look/
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Preview pages for BOOM! Angel # 7

http://www.buffyforums.net/forums/showthread.php?21860-BOOM!-Angel-7









And this week's BOOM Buffy # 9

http://www.buffyforums.net/forums/showthread.php?21852-Boom!-Buffy-9



























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Solicitation for BOOM! Angel # 7.

http://www.buffyforums.net/forums/showthread.php?21860-BOOM!-Angel-7

"Lilah Morgan makes her first appearance as she kidnaps Fred for a heart-to-heart. Meanwhile, with Angel stuck in the Hellmouth, Gunn, Spike, and Lilah are trying to save Los Angeles from the effects of the HELLMOUTH but they’re going to need a bit of expert help from a particular karaoke-loving demon who runs a special club downtown —Lorne makes his first appearance in Angel #7 as everything goes to hell for Team Spike!

Created by visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers film franchise), Angel premiered on the WB Network on October 5th, 1999 and was a spin-off from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series ran for five seasons from 1999–2004, starring David Boreanaz as Angel, the tortured vampire destined to walk the earth with a soul who moved to LA to set up shop as a supernatural private investigator. Despite Angel’s best efforts to deal with the sins of his past all by himself, Angel Investigations soon became home to other lost souls searching for redemption and willing to fight by his side."

Angel #7 hits comic stores on November 27th.



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wenxina's review of today's BOOM! Buffy # 9.

http://fanbasepress.com/index.php/press/reviews/item/10408-buffy-the-vampire-slayer-9-advance-comic-book-review

Buffy's Hellmouth Crossover May Have Just Introduced Two Major Characters

While the newest issue of Buffy's Hellmouth crossover was relativily calm, it may have introduced two very important characters from the TV series.

https://www.cbr.com/buffy-hellmouth-crossover-warren-mears-kendra/
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Venom comic writer wants to write a specific Buffy story about A Lost Slayer.

https://screenrant.com/buffy-lost-slayer-plot-hole-donny-cates-comic/

Venom Writer Wants To Tell Buffy's 'Lost Slayer' Story

by Andrew Dyce – on Nov 10, 2019 i



The high-profile comic jobs keep rolling in for writer Donny Cates, moving from Venom to Guardians of the Galaxy, and soon creating Marvel's brand new Thor. But when it comes to less obvious stories that he would love to tell if given the opportunity, his answer will come as a pleasant (or controversial) surprise for fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

It's good timing, considering the plans for a Buffy reboot in live-action, as well as an effective reboot of Buffy in comics, too. Considering the lore at the heart of the Joss Whedon film and TV series -- an unbroken line of slayers passing the mantle for thousands of years -- it might seem strange to 're-imagine' Buffy, instead of following a different slayer. Cates singles out one in particular, sure to be familiar to die-hard fans who love debating Buffy the Vampire Slayer plot holes: known to theorists as 'the lost slayer.'

Readers don't need to be experts in Buffy lore to grasp the story being pitched, and don't need to know this horror buff's track record to know why he would be the perfect voice to tell it (look no further than the Absolute Carnage event or the incredible birth of the Venom-Hulk for proof). When being interviewed during Thought Bubble Comic Con (via BleedingCool) Cates cited the hole in the Buffy lore, which he has always wanted to address:

At the end of Season 1 Buffy dies and then comes back, right? That's how we get Kendra. And then Kendra dies, and that's how we get Faith. At the end of Season 5 or 6 Buffy dies again, and then comes back. Who gets called? Where is she? Where is this new slayer? You could argue, 'Oh well Faith is still around,' but that doesn't count. Because Buff explicitly tells all the potential slayers that if she dies, one of them is going to get called. So that's the rules, right? If one dies, one gets called. So where is that lost slayer? That's a story I always wanted to tell... but what are you gonna do.

Give Donny Cates a chance to write this story, Boom! Studios. And we mean immediately.

The succession of slayers noted by Cates is entirely accurate, and does include some rough slayer logic often cited by fans. Buffy's death and return to find a new slayer (Kendra Young) was chosen in the meantime is simple enough. The same goes for the chain of succession continuing with Kendra's death to Faith Lehane, confirming Buffy is an anomaly. But the problems start to crop up when fans ask why Slayer was able to retain her slayer abilities -- since that is precisely what is actually 'passed on' when she dies. That's one of the main reason why Cates' supposition is hard to disprove: if Buffy's power was passed to a new slayer when she first died, what rule does the show offer to claim this time the power won't be passed?

Although in the interest of communicating the strength of his point, this is possibly conflating two different events in the original series: Buffy's return from the dead in Season 6, and the gathering of potential slayers in Season 7. While Buffy doesn't explicitly say to the potential slayers that her power will be passed to one of them -- as opposed to every one of them, as is planned -- it can be inferred. Mainly, because Buffy DOES explicitly say it to Giles in Season 6, Episode 22, "The Grave":

It was like... when I clawed my way out of that grave, I left something behind. Part of me... I don't understand why I'm back... It was my time, Giles. Someone would have taken my place. So why?

Fans may claim this passage to be misinformed, or unclear, but it's delivered as part of the show's lore (and Buffy would probably know). So if the existence of 'The Lost Slayer' is plausible for the reasons Cates notes, how soon can Buffy fans start voicing their support for her creation? Because Cates' schedule is sure filling up...
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BOOMS! Hellmouth # 2 is out today.Here's Wenxina's review.

http://fanbasepress.com/index.php/press/reviews/item/10423-hellmouth-2-advance-comic-book-review
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Buffy's Hellmouth Crossover Hints At the Biggest Threat in the Buffyverse

The Buffy and Angel crossover Hellmouth has introduced a number of threats from the Buffyverse, and it may have just introduced the biggest yet.

https://www.cbr.com/buffy-hellmouth-crossover-first-one/
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know there are still lurkers and thanks so much, comic, for putting so many comic panels to follow along.
I personally, me, myself enjoy "the Lost fill-in-the-blank" stories, even if I totally disagree with the reasoning for having (possibly) created this lost slayer.
(My view has to do with curses that bind and the release from them that must be part of the curse to "work." The idea that Buffy's death triggers the potential spark, and the fact that she came back from the dead--IS the anomaly--even if we enjoy "speshul Buffy." What I am talking about is the "paradox" so often the means to reinterpret "everything.")

Also, FINALLY, we are getting somewhere with B/A--even if I adore the first sight/"blind I would find you" forever first love of the TV series.

Back to the shadows, but appreciating comics's guide. HERE! HERE!
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