Buffy: The Last Vampire Slayer #1

Writer: Casey Gilly Artist: Joe Jaro Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: December 8, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
7.3Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Can a lone Slayer save what's left of humanity?

Buffy Summers is the last Slayer. Now in her 50s, she wages a one woman fight against the forces of darkness, who prey on humanity in the daylight unimpeded thanks to a magical catastrophe that has nearly blotted out the sun. The same disaster robbed Buffy of her friends and ended the Slayer-line, forcing her into an endless guerilla war. That is, until she stumbles across something she hasn't seen in a long time -- hope, in the form of a prophecy and the young girl who carries it.

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Dec 8, 2021

    Buffy: The Last Vampire Slayer #1 envisions a dark future for the titular heroine and contains the same blend of horror and humor that made the TV series a hit. The Buffyverse continues to grow at BOOM! Studios and the shape it's taking should appeal to fans old and new. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Dec 14, 2021

    Buffy enters the tired and true realm of dystopian future-type stories, as the former slayer finds her way within a still-dangerous world that seemingly no longer has any need or want for her. This is a book that surely will speak to long-time Buffy fans as it treads the line very close to the television series world while also doing its own things to expand the familiar but different world. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Dec 8, 2021

    If you're a fan of the franchise, you owe it to yourself to read Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer. It's a brilliant take on the character, and I'll be on the ride for the rest of the mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    GWW - Nick Friar Dec 7, 2021

    Furthermore, as she works to avoid fighting during this weird "peace time," she can't seem to find her purpose in this world. And by the end of Buffy: The Last Vampire Slayer #1, Buffy is presented with an opportunity similar to one from her past " one that left her scarred.ONly this time, she'll be dealing with someone she's never met but has a close tie to. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Dec 8, 2021

    An exciting reimagining packed with plenty of the classic Buffy charm, The Last Vampire Slayer is a new series that comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Dec 16, 2021

    Given the short shelf life of the average slayer, Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer #1 tees up an exciting, intriguing and unique story which long-time fans will find a solid pager turner. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Dec 8, 2021

    Although it's set in an alternate universe and features middling art, Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer is a story that has some of themes and stylistic dialogue of the original TV show while featuring a complex lead character that is perfect for the literal Hellmouth we currently live in. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Dec 9, 2021

    stuffed premiere to a miniseries that will definitely have more story than pages to do it real justice. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Dec 8, 2021

    I know that multi-verse is all in vogue at the moment, but truth be told, I could go a month or two without “alternative timelines / universe”. Whatever happened to great stories in the current universes? This book may appeal to Buffy fans; for me though it is been there, done that, which is a poor showing for a show and character that affected pop culture so much in her heyday. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Dec 8, 2021

    It's hard not to feel like Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer is ripe with wasted potential and only suited for those who can't get enough of Boom's take on the Buffy mythology. Read Full Review

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