JOSS WHEDON Leads BOOM! in 'Reimagining and Redesigning' BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER for Comic Books

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1
Credit: BOOM! Studios
Credit: BOOM! Studios
Credit: BOOM! Studios

Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon will work as a "story consultant" with BOOM! Studios to reboot Buffy the Vampire Slayer for comic books, according to CBR.

BOOM!'s plans to launch new Buffy comic books were reported earlier this year with no creative team attached. Writer Jordie Bellaire and artist Dan Mora will join Whedon on the reboot which, in Mora's words, will bring a whole new look to the world of Buffy Summers.

“It’s an exciting opportunity to be part of reimagining and redesigning the world of Buffy for a modern era while also honoring its exciting history,” Mora told CBR. “The series offers a unique mix of horror, action and the experience of being a teenager where it feels like the world is ending – and in this case, it might!”

“Buffy has brought my life so much joy and to be part of that now is ridiculously overwhelming on many levels,” added Bellaire. “My very favorite aspect of Buffy is how we have a wide group of characters that love each other, hurt each other and sometimes, they even kill each other. I can’t wait to dabble within that universe to find new stories, explore older ones and forever maintain the theme of self discovery and growing up, whatever that means.”

Credit: BOOM! Studios
Credit: BOOM! Studios

Here's the official synopsis for the rebooted series:

"This is the Buffy Summers you know, who wants what every average teenager wants: friends at her new school, decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny as the next in a long line of vampire slayers tasked with defeating the forces of evil. But the Slayer’s world looks a lot more like the one outside your window, as this new series brings her into a new era with new challenges, new friends…and a few enemies you might already recognize. The more things change, the more they stay the same, as the Gang – Giles, Willow, Xander, Cordelia and more – faces brand new Big Bads, and a threat lurking beneath the perfectly manicured exterior of Sunnydale High, confirming what every teenager has always known: high school truly is hell. WELCOME BACK TO THE HELLMOUTH, FOR THE FIRST TIME!"

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 is due out January 9.

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