Buffy The Vampire Slayer may be over, but the series does live on as part of a rebooted comic book series by BOOM! Studios. The comic book is a reimagining of the series featuring the same characters but in a modern day setting.
Fans of the series are in for a treat next week: the return of fan-favorite Angel.
Buffy #4, coming out on April 17th, will introduce the character popularized by David Boreanaz to the new series. In addition, a new spin off series of comics centered around the character will release on the same day.
“Meet Angel – a vampire cursed with a soul who has spent centuries protecting humanity from the monsters that lurk in the dark…including himself. Now, looking for redemption for the atrocities committed by the monster he was when he was first turned at the age of 18, Angel stumbles upon a new demon uprising and a shocking truth: The restoration of his humanity can only come if he takes one more life: a certain Slayer from Sunnydale who he’s never met…but may now be his greatest enemy.”
The new issue will be released exclusively in print, which BOOM! Studios VP of Marketing Arune Singh wants to use to drive interest:
“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,”
Screen Rant reports that an adaptation of Kyle Stark’s Kill Them All is currently in development!
The film will be produced by Paramount Pictures with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles producers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Memec at the helm. James Coyne (Treasure Island and Sherlock Holmes 3) will direct.
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Kill Them All follows a vengeful murderess and a hard-drinking former cop who team up to take down a crime lord. The duo must climb a fifteen-flight Miami high-rise to reach him, and kill all assassins, Luchador gang bosses, ex-boyfriends, and office workers they encounter along the way.
The hit graphic novel was initially published as a Kickstarter project back in 2017. After successfully reaching its funding goal with over 600 backers and $23,000, Oni Press decided to pick up the publishing and distribution rights.
The popular comic is very much described as a “love letter to ‘90s action movies.”
For almost three years, FX has been developing a television adaptation of the critically acclaimed comic book series Y: The Last Man. Now, the network has officially ordered the adaptation to series.
Taking place in a post-apocalyptic world where everyone with a Y chromosome except one mysteriously dies, the lone surviving male and his pet monkey travel the world searching for answers as to why all the men of the world have died.
Barry Keoghan stars as the lone male. Diane Lane, Imogen Poots and Amber Tamblyn are among the cast of women.
Created by Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra, the series will be written by Michael Green (American Gods) and Aïda Mashaka Croal (Luke Cage). FX released a haunting photo yesterday of Keoghan’s main character walking across a field of dead men.
A new comic book adaptation is coming to Netflix in just a few weeks, and the streaming service just released a brand new trailer.
The Umbrella Academy, based on the graphic novel by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, tells the story of a band of misfits with extraordinary abilities all adopted on the same day by a wealthy industrialist. When their adopted father dies, the adopted siblings must band together to solve the mystery of their father’s death while also preventing a global apocalypse.
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Mary J. Blige, and Colm Feore star in the series which is set to be released on February 15th. Check out the new trailer here:
It’s 2019, and that means that we’re getting a brand new Star Wars film this Christmas. With a new film on the horizon, comes new comic books.
Marvel Comics has just announced a new series of Star Wars one-shot comics called Age of Rebellion. The nine issue series will debut in April and will run for three months.
Each issue will cover a classic character from the original Star Wars trilogy. April will feature Princess Leia and Grand Moff Tarkin, with an anthology issue also scheduled. May will be all about Han Solo, Boba Fett, Lando Calrissian, and Jabba the Hutt. June will conclude the series with Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.
Here are some of the covers for the upcoming issues:
Images Via The Hollywood Reporter
Star Wars fans, stock up on these comics real quick!