Buffy the Vampire Slayer is set to get a comic book reboot in 2019.
Ahead of the television reboot, fans of the series will get an entirely separate comic book reboot courtesy of Boom! Studios, who announced last week that it had acquired the comic book and graphic novel rights.
The news was announced by the studios at New York Comic-Con. The reboot will be written by Jordie Bellaire with art by Dan Mora. The creative team will be overseen by the original series creator, Joss Whedon. The new Buffy series will “reimagine the groundbreaking pop culture phenomenon from the very beginning.”
“The world of Buffy The Vampire Slayer has been so richly developed over the last twenty years, so when it came time for us to decide where to take the franchise under Joss’ guidance, there was only one answer in our minds — reimagining the story of Buffy and the Gang for a new generation,” Boom! executive editor Jeanine Schaefer said in a statement. “The world right now is scarier than it’s ever been; placing these characters firmly in 2019, we can use the themes that were so integral to the show — identity, agency, and empathy — to examine our world and the heroes and monsters that lurk inside all of us … and punch those monsters right in the face.”
“Buffy has brought my life so much joy and to be part of that now is ridiculously overwhelming on many levels,” Bellaire added.“My very favorite aspect of Buffy is how we have a wide group of characters that love each other, hurt each other and sometimes, they even kill each other. I can’t wait to dabble within that universe to find new stories, explore older ones and forever maintain the theme of self-discovery and growing up, whatever that means.”
The new series will launch January 9, 2019