We were the first to tell you weeks ago that the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics from Boom Studios had some major plans, from seemingly introducing the Willow Rosenberg character from the TV series into comics continuity and then further connecting the TV series and this reboot series in ways no one really expected.
But that's not all that Boom seems to have planned – I've been hearing the term "Buffyverse" used quite a bit by people who know about these things and it seems like my earlier prediction about a Buffy event a la Spider-Man's Into The Spider-Verse may be in the works. Sure, it won't qualify for any Oscars, but connecting multiple versions of Buffy continuity – which have extended into prose, young reader graphic novels and more – may be the biggest thing that no one's done with the franchise.
And expect Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow #1, which FOCs this Monday, to take the next big step to that end. That issue – and the limited series – will further lay the groundwork for this event with Willow getting a glimpse at Buffies' futures – that's right, plural. Add in that Eisner-darling Mariko Tamaki is writing the series and this has all the elements to be another day one sell out for Boom (well, of at least any variant covers).
Also keep your eye on their Angel series, which has been quickly introducing a number of familiar faces and has been hinting at a larger master plan by Wolfram & Hart regarding Fred…who we all know eventually became host to a dimension-crossing entity named Illyria in the TV show. Could there be a connection to come in that series as well? And could this all have any impact on future Buffy TV Plans?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow #1 FOCs on Monday, June 15th and is on-sale in comics shops on Wednesday, July 8th.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER WILLOW #1 CVR A BARTEL
(W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Natacha Bustos (CA) Jen Bartel
* After everything – and everyone – she lost to the Hellmouth, Willow is leaving Sunnydale behind for a new school that promises "to help you prioritize your true self."
* But Willow soon learns that all is not as it seems, and if your true self isn't what the school thinks it should be…well, don't worry, they'll help you get there. By any means necessary.
* Now, truly alone for the first time in her life, Willow must rely only on her instincts – and her magic – to save herself from a different kind of threat than Buffy ever prepared her to face!
* Award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass) and superstar artist Natacha Bustos (Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur) bring Willow face to face with the truth of her past… and plant the seeds for a future no one could've predicted.In Shops: Jul 08, 2020 SRP: $3.99