Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Chosen Ones #1

Writer: Celia Lowenthal, Mairghread Scott, Alexa Sharpe Artist: Celia Lowenthal, Ornella Savarese, Alexa Sharpe Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: August 28, 2019 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
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+ Pull List

    * The First Appearance of The Greatest Slayers in History!
* Journey back in time and witness the stories of some of the Slayers from all over the globe. Watch the birth of the Sunnydale Hellmouth-an event that will lead to repercussions across the globe... and into the present day. A can't miss for current Buffy readers and new fans alike!
* The Slayers first seen on variant covers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1-4 make their first full length debuts right here!

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Sep 1, 2019

    All three stories of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chosen Ones #1 are entertaining looks into the history of different slayers. They give us new slayers to love and allows us to watch vampires get killed throughout history with some great storytelling and exquisite artwork. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Aug 28, 2019

    Perhaps the saddest part of The Chosen Ones #1is that "Behind the Mask" takes place 12 years after "The Mission." Given that only one Slayer can be awakened at any given time it means that Hutash did not live into old age. That being said,Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Chosen Ones #1proves to be a wonderful and inspective piece of Slayer lore that also aims to move its audience. As a die-hard Buffy fan, I can't wait for the rest of this one-shot and how it expands the Buffy-verse. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Sep 5, 2019

    Ultimately, fans won't be missing out if they choose to skip this one-shot, even if it is a mostly-proficient affair. Special props go to Mairghread Scott for her wonderfully well-thought out flip of standard slayer/watcher dynamics and a scenario that takes stereotypes about good and bad and turns them upside down. If readers want a deeper look at the mythology of the slayer - especially in Boom!'s new era - there are much worse things they could do than give this a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Aug 28, 2019

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Chosen Ones offers fans a glimpse into the lives of three Slayers who preceded Buffy Summers in the "chosen one" line. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Chris Egan Sep 2, 2019

    "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chosen Ones" #1 is an excellent compilation put together by a creative team comprised of pros and new-comers, all of whom are wildly different, yet equally talented storytellers. This is exactly the type of spin-off Buffy fans should be waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Aug 28, 2019

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Chosen Ones #1 is a book worth having in your Buffy collection. There is never a time where it isn't welcoming to see just how many slayers existed before Buffy. They awaken at different ages, different corners of the world, and in different situations. I don't think we have been introduced to one slayer yet who shared in the same experience awakening. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 4, 2019

    The other back-up story, "Behind the Mask," takes place during a masquerade in Paris in 1820 where Adelaide encounters a roguish gentleman who turns out to be a bit peckish. While there's nothing must-read about any of the three stories (the last, written and drawn by Alexa Sharp, being my favorite), there should be enough here for Buffy fans curious about the exploration of more Slayer history. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Aug 30, 2019

    To date the highest selling Buffy the Vampire collectible comic is still the ‘BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 8 #1 CGC 9.8 Long Way Home Sketch limited to 1,000 printed. Read Full Review

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