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  • #46

    “Chosen One” variant cover by Celine Loup.

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    • #47
      Why isn't the vamp dusted. That covers odd.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Stoney View Post
        Why isn't the vamp dusted. That covers odd.
        Because he's not a vampire? Or maybe they didn't dust in the 16th century

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        • Nina
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          He has fangs though. But he isn't vamped out...


          Strange.

      • #49
        Originally posted by Stoney View Post
        Why isn't the vamp dusted. That covers odd.
        Perhaps because his heart's actually on the other side of his chest?
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        • Stoney
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          He needs to get up and get on with it then. What a drama queen.

      • #50
        Do you see the page-girl throwing up? I think that's a nice touch.

        Is the Slayer meant to Mary I, or he mother or Anne Boelyn? Or maybe just a lady in waiting

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        • #51
          Maybe that's the big reveal Boom! has made such a fuss about. In the 16th century, vampires didn't dust.

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          • #52
            Originally posted by Priceless View Post
            Do you see the page-girl throwing up? I think that's a nice touch.

            Is the Slayer meant to Mary I, or he mother or Anne Boelyn? Or maybe just a lady in waiting
            Her hair's the right colour for Mary or Catherine of Aragon - I think Anne Boleyn was a brunette. That aside, the hair's probably just in keeping with the colour scheme. Mary makes more sense as a slayer because of the age (14/15). I'm guessing a lady in waiting...though I'm not looking for historical accuracy.
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            • #53
              Preview for Every Generation

              https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2020/...-generation-1/

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              • #54
                https://comicbook.com/comics/news/bu...ration-review/


                Buffy: Every Generation #1 Review: A Fascinating World in Need of a Better First Impression


                By MATTHEW AGUILAR - June 3, 2020 12:55 pm EDT

                While Buffy is the most well-known slayer, she is far from the only one. She is the latest in a long line of slayers seeking to protect the world from evil that lurks in the darkness of night, ridding the world of demons, vampires, and any other presence that stalking humanity. BOOM! Studios' new one-shot Buffy: Every Generation puts Buffy in the spotlight once more, but it also takes a minute to feature two previous slayers, and it's in those stories where this volume truly shines. Unfortunately, those don't come until later in this one-shot, so the comic doesn't make the best first impression.

                Every Generation kicks off with a look at Buffy's current predicament in the wake of the Hellmouth event. Buffy has lost one of her closest friends, and writer Nilah Magruder uses that loss to shine a light on Buffy's greatest weakness: cutting herself off and going it alone. Yet it's more complex than that, as you could also argue that trait is one of her best qualities, and we see a perfect example of that here against the Hellmother.

                As time continues we learn that Buffy's decision to take this mission on by herself stopped the Hellmother's plan in its tracks, though there are consequences for that so-called win. It's a bit murky as to which way is the right way, but that conflict is what we love about this universe in the first place.
                (Photo: BOOM! Studios)
                With all of that said, this story feels like it could use a trim. It is a full 22 pages, leaving the other two stories, which are far stronger, only half the space. There are several moments that could have been easily tightened to give the other stories more breathing room, or perhaps enough space to feature another contribution altogether.

                The visuals from Lauren Knight and Alex Guimarães have their moments, but they are more distracting than immersive, and the characters only shine when there's a close-up or action sequence. Otherwise, things just appear awkward and stilted, and this story might have benefited from a different aesthetic.

                Things completely change with the second and third stories, starting with "The Hilot of 1910." Morgan Beem and Lauren Garcia collaborate to tell a rich tale of a slayer in the Philippines called Matay, and element of this story hooked me immediately. There's a freshness to Matay's life as a slayer that begs to be explored further, and the visuals are a perfect complement to the story's tone. I'd love to read more about Matay's in the future, and the same goes for the third Slayer in this one-shot as well.

                The third and final story is titled "The Sisters of Angelus," and as you might gather from the title there is a tie to Buffy's most famous vampire. That said, writer and artist Caitlin Yarsky doesn't focus this on Angel, instead emphasizing a slayer named Una and her watcher Graham. Una's lighthearted demeanor would make even Buffy seem serious, but that's part of her charm. After seeing her interactions with Graham, you'll wish there was more of this marvelous duo to read.
                (Photo: BOOM! Studios)
                Those last two stories make this an issue that no fan of the Slayer-verse should miss, and while the first story has something to say, the execution doesn't hit the same highs as the other stories. Taken as a whole though, Every Generation is definitely recommended reading, it just could've used a bit less Buffy to reach its full potential.

                Published by Boom Studios

                On June 3, 2020

                Written by Nilah Magruder, Morgan Beem and Lauren Garcia, and Caitlin Yarsky

                Art by Lauren Knight, Morgan Beem, and Caitlin Yarsky

                Colors by Alex Guimarães, Morgan Beem, and Caitlin Yarsky

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                • #55
                  Where All Paths Lead - I think the reviewer I posted has missed that this Buffy is not our Buffy. She calls Cordelia her girlfriend and is seen cradling a dead/ injured Willow in her arms. Giles has a beard. No cavalry comes to Buffy's rescue. That didn't happen in the Buffy Hellmouth comic. This is the start of the multiverse Buffy, and I guess every Buffy in every verse came to fight the Hellmother?

                  The art is poor, the dialogue dull. There's only one joke, and it does work, but one joke is thin.

                  The HIlot of 1910 - Liked the art, but the story was confusing. Not sure if the girl was the Slayer or the cursed creature, or if the Matay the Hilot was a Watcher teaching the younger child. Hilot means healer, not slayer. I did like the killer being just a man, not a demon, and the demon actually saves the Hilot. I wondered at the end if the Hilot had turned the demon back into a woman.

                  The Sisters of Angelus Dublin 1947 - This was really good! The art was excellent and the dialogue snappy (if a little anachronistic) The story was emotional and exciting with a few nods to the Buffy tv show. The ending was great and surprising. Wish all the Buffy comics were like this.

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                  • Stoney
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                    Can you spoiler the surprise ending? I'm intrigued.

                  • Priceless
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                    It has no bearing on anything else in the verse Stoney, it just surprised me that's all. Maybe other readers will see it coming and think nothing of it. If you read it, I don't want to spoil it for you.

                  • Stoney
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                    I'm not sure I'll read the Every Generation ones. I might order them if they are constantly getting a lot of praise in the reviews though.

                • #56
                  I agree with you, Priceless - I think the reviewer missed that the Buffy/Cordelia/Giles in this story were different from the normal Boom!Buffy group. I wasn't as enthralled with this part of the issue, to be honest. I admittedly had to stop myself from rolling my eyes when it was revealed this Buffy & Cordy were dating, but I did get a little laugh out of Cordelia being a vampire. (If I read that right - maybe it was me reading into it to excuse the aforementioned reveal.)

                  As for the other two stories, I really enjoyed them. I was a bit confused on the difference between the Mambabarang and the Aswang, and didn't realize at first that they were different. I think this issue specifically (though subtly) tackles the idea of demons having souls, or being inherently bad vs. good. The Aswang chooses what it eats, and can be seen as a protector of sorts, even though it is technically a demon. I do not believe the Hilot (be she watcher or slayer, still unsure myself) healed the Aswang - instead, I believe it's more of a shape-shifting demon situation (which is how the Aswang stays in hiding).

                  The last story was great. From the title, I was a bit worried, but what they ended up doing with the Sisters of Angelus was wonderful. Also, so many appreciated callbacks - the gem, the ball of light spell, to name my favorites. The only thing I didn't enjoy about this was that I initially started reading it with a scottish accent for some reason.

                  My question remaining though -- who exactly was this "important" character that was being introduced? Did I miss something?
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                  • #57
                    Originally posted by Wiccan Rosenberg View Post
                    I agree with you, Priceless - I think the reviewer missed that the Buffy/Cordelia/Giles in this story were different from the normal Boom!Buffy group. I wasn't as enthralled with this part of the issue, to be honest. I admittedly had to stop myself from rolling my eyes when it was revealed this Buffy & Cordy were dating, but I did get a little laugh out of Cordelia being a vampire. (If I read that right - maybe it was me reading into it to excuse the aforementioned reveal.)

                    As for the other two stories, I really enjoyed them. I was a bit confused on the difference between the Mambabarang and the Aswang, and didn't realize at first that they were different. I think this issue specifically (though subtly) tackles the idea of demons having souls, or being inherently bad vs. good. The Aswang chooses what it eats, and can be seen as a protector of sorts, even though it is technically a demon. I do not believe the Hilot (be she watcher or slayer, still unsure myself) healed the Aswang - instead, I believe it's more of a shape-shifting demon situation (which is how the Aswang stays in hiding).

                    The last story was great. From the title, I was a bit worried, but what they ended up doing with the Sisters of Angelus was wonderful. Also, so many appreciated callbacks - the gem, the ball of light spell, to name my favorites. The only thing I didn't enjoy about this was that I initially started reading it with a scottish accent for some reason.

                    My question remaining though -- who exactly was this "important" character that was being introduced? Did I miss something?
                    I agree Cordy is a vampire in this issue. I think Boom are going to mix up the pairings and vampire/humans in the multiverse, so everyone's ship will get to set sail

                    I didn't get that the demon could change herself back into a woman, but it was all pretty confusing. I read it twice and I'm still not sure about that ending. But it did present a 'good' demon who protected a village and we've not seen that much before.

                    Loved the last story. I'd have liked to see more of Una and Graham. I like how the watcher is a G surname that could also be a first name. I think that's a callback, in a way, to Giles (athough she's female) All the call backs were great.

                    I didn't see anything in the final page that introduced anything. So we must have both missed it.

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                    • #58
                      Buffy: SPOILER Sired Multiple Convents - and Vampire Nuns Are Terrifying

                      Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Every Generation reveals a convent of vampire nuns, who worship their sire -- and it's a disturbing idea.


                      https://www.cbr.com/buffy-every-gene...-nun-convents/

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