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  • Priceless
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    Originally posted by HardlyThere View Post
    Yay! I'm sorry, but I a so effin excited to see what they come up with

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  • HardlyThere
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    It begins...

    https://www.cbr.com/buffy-the-vampir...-boom-studios/

    Announced today by IGN, BOOM! will partner with 20th Century Fox to release new comic book series, limited series, original graphic novels and more, all centered around the Buffy franchise.

    RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Fox Has Pulled the Buffy License From Dark Horse

    “I remember watching the premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer over twenty years ago, and the feeling of empowerment that came with seeing a girl get to kick ass and have flaws at the same time, and to not apologize for who she was. It’s an honor to oversee that world for a new generation and to bring them that same feeling of knowing your greatest power comes from being true to who you are,” BOOM! Studios Executive Editor Jeanine Schaefer tells IGN. “Buffy is about love at its core, love for your friends and yourself. The characters are allowed to be equal parts human and monster, and seeing them struggle to balance those parts of themselves, the same parts we all struggle with, is why it still resonates with audiences of all ages and backgrounds today.”

    Promotional art for the announcement shows Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Buffy Summers standing in front of her high school, a pack of zombies with a cell phone in one hand and a wooden stake in the other, highlighted with the phrase, “High School is Hell.”

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  • Sandman
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    I am going to pre-order this from previews this month. I am interested in seeing where this is going. I hope they are just telling a good story rather than retconning things just for the sake of it, Fingers crossed that they won't tangle with continuity without a valid reason to do so. Anyway, this series' setting seems intriguing to me and I am happy that Serenity is still alive in the comic medium. I wonder if Boom! would take the reins on Buffy comics. No idea about what separates Buffy from Serenity in terms of who owns the rights to editing comics.
    Last edited by Sandman; 10-09-18, 02:09 AM.

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  • DanSlayer
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    Just a followup: Disney and Fox shareholders both approved it in less then 10 minutes- https://variety.com/2018/biz/news/21...te-1202888023/

    There's still a bunch of other countries that have to give legal approval (US DOJ already did), getting rid of regional sports networks to someone else and the Sky question in the UK; but it's still expected to be complete in the first half of 2019.
    Last edited by DanSlayer; 27-07-18, 03:38 PM.

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  • HowiMetdaSlayer
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    Gets images of Disney owned FAUX news like Beck wearing mouse ears. 24 with Goofy instead of Bauer. X-men with Dark Wing Duck. etc...

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  • HardlyThere
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    Originally posted by betta View Post
    So it has to do more with Disney buying Fox, then with any Joss's decision...
    Fox buying BOOM would have more to do with it. If the cost of the license is less than sales, they'd put it under a publisher they own.

    Fox is still going to exist, guys. It'll just be owned by Disney and Disney can play with Fox's stuff, namely F4, SW and X-Men. Fox will still be its own TV channel and movie studio. So will BOOM studios, it will just be owned by Disney, too.

    From what few Boom comics I've read, just the Barker stuff mostly, it's not really a step up from DH. Of course it's more about the writers than anything. Funnily enough, I think IDW would be the best place. Locke & Key captured the essence, pacing, humor and gravitas of Buffy better than anything DH has put out. Joss seems to beef with them for some reason.

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  • DanSlayer
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    Indirect followup: Comcast cedes Fox to Disney but wants to still battle Fox itself in the U.K. over Sky: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/18/comc...ox-assets.html

    I think the next step is on the 27th, Fox shareholders will vote on whether to accept Disney's offer or not, it's expected to go through. Sounds like everything including Buffy will be with The Mouse this time next year.

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  • TimeTravellingBunny
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    Originally posted by MikeB View Post

    But I'm still hoping for a BtVS cartoon. Agents of SHIELD celebrated the 100 episodes mark and it still seems its only on the air to make Joss Whedon happy.
    That's the funniest thing I've read in quite a while.

    No one on TV or in Disney cares whether Joss Whedon is happy and what would make him happy. Especially not now that he's not even working for Marvel anymore. And even when he did, no one ever made their decisions on what shows to renew based on what would make Joss Whedon happy. If he ever had that kind of pull, he'd have prevented Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse from getting cancelled.

    AoS is on the air because Disney wants it, even if ABC is not wild about it. And that's - surprise, surprise! - for the only reason TV shows ever get renewed: it's profitable for them. Not for ABC, probably, because the live Nielsen ratings aren't great (just as they aren't great for any superhero, SciFi or fantasy show other than GoT and TWD), but it is clearly profitable for Disney and does something good for their business. If I were to guess why, I would say that while AoS is not the most popular show in the world, it's currently the only Marvel show on a network and it's a popular superhero/comic book/SciFi show that has its dedicated fandom; it gets really good streaming and delayed viewing numbers, it's very popular internationally, in a number of countries, including China (where it's so big that a couple of its stars [surprisingly, Ming Na-Wen was not one of them] did Coca Cola commercials), it sells action figures and has con attendance, and its stars are regular guests at various cons, which are all things that reflect popularity today, including online presence - not measured in Nielsen ratings.

    Genre and other shows with dedicated fandoms tend to be like that - and the industry is catching up, as witnessed in such things as the recent renewals of cancelled shows after fan campaigns (from the de-cancellation of Timeless last year - though it seems that hasn't saved them this year, and all the recent pickups of cancelled shows by streaming services or other networks - The Expanse being picked up by Amazon after being cancelled by SyFy, Lucifer by Netflix after being cancelled by Fox, or even Brooklyn 99 - picked up by NBC after being cancelled by Fox [kind of an outlier since it was picked up by another network - where its creator already has another original and quirky comedy, The Good Place]).
    If Angel, Firefly or Dollhouse were made today, they'd probably all have been picked up by streaming services and no one would have to worry about Fox or WB.

    I wouldn't be surprised if ABC cancels AoS after season 6 and Disney then moves it to its upcoming streaming service.

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  • TriBel
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    Originally posted by betta View Post
    So it has to do more with Disney buying Fox, then with any Joss's decision...
    I've been wondering about this all along.

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  • DanSlayer
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    Checking Wikipedia, 20th Century Fox just got Boom June 2017. If/when Disney gets it all maybe they'll want a smaller publisher as a Marvel imprint for stuff that's not superhero/Star Wars.
    Last edited by DanSlayer; 03-07-18, 02:31 AM.

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  • betta
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    Originally posted by MikeB View Post

    It seems BOOM! Studios is owned by 20th Century Fox, which means it will likely soon be owned by Disney.

    It seems very likely Disney will soon gains the rights to the BtVS comic's license.
    So it has to do more with Disney buying Fox, then with any Joss's decision...

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  • MikeB
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    All caught up.

    All said regarding writers, producers, actors, directors, viewers, readers, etc. are what I remember, my opinions, etc.





    It seems BOOM! Studios is owned by 20th Century Fox, which means it will likely soon be owned by Disney.

    It seems very likely Disney will soon gains the rights to the BtVS comic's license.

    But I'm still hoping for a BtVS cartoon. Agents of SHIELD celebrated the 100 episodes mark and it still seems its only on the air to make Joss Whedon happy.

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  • betta
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    Originally posted by BAF View Post
    But maybe they are about to lose those rights too?
    This has come to my mind; Dark Horse, of course would play out like it would't happen, even if they knew it was a possibility.

    And then, the speculation begins: why 4 issues? Was Joss who wanted it, or was DH that gave it to Joss (Gage said it was because schedule issues)? Will there be a continuation published by another publisher? So Buffy will not be done at the end of S12, after all? For the first book in the new publisher Joss has in mind a great story that will explain it all?

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  • BAF
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    Originally posted by betta View Post
    Wow, I suppose this is big news? What could it mean to Buffy?
    That's why I noted this link in the season 12 news thread.It might not mean anything for Buffy or it could be why season 12 is the last season.I was under the impression Dark Horse would still be producing occasional Buffyverse comics.Around the time of the initial season 12 annoucment,Dark Horse said more news was coming on the future of the Buffyverse comics.I was thinking mabe at SDCC.
    But maybe they are about to lose those rights too?
    Last edited by BAF; 02-07-18, 09:52 PM.

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  • betta
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    Wow, I suppose this is big news? What could it mean to Buffy?

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