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Dark Horse announces new BUFFY series for younger readers!


Buffy fans rejoice! Looks like we’ll be seeing more of the vampire vanquishing valley girl; in comic book form, at least.

As revealed at the Dark Horse: CLASSIFIED! panel at New York Comic Con 2015, Dark Horse will deliver a new original graphic novel series titled Buffy: The High School Years, executive produced by Joss Whedon no less!. The first volume will be written by Eisner Award–winning author Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl) with artist Yishan Li. Together they’re bringing the angst, the action, and the cool to Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

Set during Season 1 of the television series, Buffy: The High School Years—Freaks & Geeks promises to deliver classic Slayer action. Moving to a new school and making new friends will create enough anxiety for any teenage girl. But when you’re Buffy Summers, a vampire slayer—the Chosen One (with all that entails)—building a new life can be overwhelming.

A group of nerdy vampires, shunned by their cooler brethren, decide to climb the vampire social ladder by taking out the Slayer. They play on Buffy’s insecurities, wearing her down until she is full-on distracted by the mental warfare. But in addition to her Watcher, Giles, this Slayer has a couple of new friends, Willow and Xander, to cheer her on . . . except, of course, when they’re not getting along.

Series scribe Faith Erin Hicks commented:

“I’m thrilled to be writing a Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic; the TV show was a formative story for me. I loved it so much that the very first comic I ever created was a Buffy the Vampire Slayer homage. It’s beyond exciting to get a chance to write the real thing!”

Buffy: The High School Years—Freaks & Geeks is in stores June 15, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop!


MDAVThe Writer of this piece was: Martin Doyle
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