Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vol 1: High School is Hell
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…only this time around, her world looks a lot more like the one outside your window. Eisner Award-Winner Jordie Bellaire (Redlands), along with series creator Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers), bring Buffy into a new era with new challenges, new friends, and a few enemies you might already recognize. But the more things change, the more they stay the same as the Gang faces brand-new Big Bads, and the threat lurking beneath the perfectly manicured exterior of Sunnydale High confirms what every teenager has always known: high school truly is hell.
I missed out on a lot of Buffy during its run. I’ve seen three episodes of the series, and hope to go back at some time in the future and catch the whole thing. Now the original movie and I are besties–I LOVE the campy take on vampire lore and the way that they incorporate gymnastics into slaying. While I have read some of the comics that have been taken from the series, I think I like this rebooted version a little better–Buffy is still Sarah Michelle Geller, and the rest of the cast is still there. While I feel like this could happen in episode one, there are probably other episodes combined into this to help move the story along faster (and draw new and older fans into the series quicker). I cannot say enough good things about this graphic novel!
Did you watch Buffy? Did you ever read the comics/books from the series? Are you pro-reboot (comic) or not? Let me know below!