The Buffy-verse officially ended in 2004 with the cancellation of Angel, but Buffy the Vampire Slayer lives on in our hearts, our minds, and now in book form!
If you’re unfamiliar, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was all the rage. I was a little too young to be the target demographic, but Tuesday nights, my best friend Lucia and I would sit too close to her television and get the shit scared out of us by James Marsters, A.K.A Spike, A.K.A the beginning of my love/hate relationship with blond men. The Joss Whedon classic ran on the WB/UPN from 1997 to 2003, with the spin-off Angel running from 1999 to 2004.
I digress –
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar in the titular role, Buffy the Vampire Slayer had an all star cast including Alyson Hannigan as Willow, Nicholas Brendon as Xander, Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia, Michelle Trachtenberg as Dawn, David Boreanaz as Angel, Seth Green as Daniel, and Eliza Dushku as Faith. Buffy and the rest of her Sunnydale crew fought vampires, demons, and other miscellaneous evils backed by an incredibly angsty soundtrack (Nerf Herder, Blur, Dandy Warhols, etc.) while maintaining impeccable late 90s/early 2000s fashion and frosted eye-shadow.
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Oh yeah, and overarching themes like empowerment and independence and feminism.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has acquired a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer middle-grade series written by cartoonist Carolyn Nowak. The first book, New School Nightmare, is set to be released in September 2018. The new series will be told through comics, journal entries, class notes, doodles, text messages, and other in-world artifacts as Buffy is revived for new, younger audiences and older, longtime fans.
Count me in.
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