The Vampire Slayer #1

Writer: Sarah Gailey Artist: Irene Flores Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: April 20, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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A bold new story in a new universe begins, courtesy of Hugo Award-winning author Sarah Gailey (Eat The Rich) and artist Irene Flores (Just Beyond)!

After years of fighting against the forces of evil, Buffy Summers finds herself succumbing to the burden of bearing the Slayer mantle.

To help his Slayer, Rupert Giles is willing to risk a return to chaos magic, and with Willow's help, they attempt a spell to remove the trauma from Buffy's psyche.

The effects backfire though, and leave Buffy unable to remember her past, or her purpose!

With Sunnydale under attack, a new Slayer must rise to protect it, while Bu more

  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Apr 20, 2022

    The end battle with the monster is fierce and fun, with a resolution at the end of the issue.  I hope with this series, we get the same season-long big bad story arcs we got with the TV show, but with this issue, it's just a good old-fashioned knockout drag-out fight with a huge monster and a great ending. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Apr 27, 2022

    The Vampire Slayer kicks off with a story ripped right out of what most know about the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer but gives it a bold new twist while leaving plenty of mysteries and intrigue on the table for future issues to explore. This is a fun issue that mixes things up but hits all the right notes for the supernatural fantasy feeling that this world does so well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Apr 20, 2022

    As stated earlier, when I first looked at this book I was ready to bash it for yet another multi-verse / alternative universe story. I am so glad that I gave the book a second reading. Sure, you could say that the status quo has changed, but it done in a way that intrigues rather than cause an eye roll. Gailey clearly has her beats down well, in well paced fun book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Apr 20, 2022

    The Vampire Slayer #1 is a surprising start to a new universe. Its a very brave move to start this new world where the character it is named after is weakened. In a way, however, it opens the door for a raft of new and different stories to tell without constraint. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Apr 20, 2022

    The Vampire Slayer #1 starts Boom Studios' latest foray into the Buffy the Vampire Slayer multiverse, and it hits the same stumbling block. Like its peers, The Vampire Slayer leans on readers' assumed familiarity and attachment to Buffy's cast of characters to hook readers in but never clarifies how much previous knowledge they should assume applies to this particular branch of the multiverse. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Apr 28, 2022

    Everything from art to scripting is technically done decently, but the Buffyverse has been executed better than this over the years. Compared to the standard set by related comics over the years, The Vampire Slayer #1 just doesn't manage to hold the line. Read Full Review

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