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Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vol. 1: High School Is Hell

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vol. 1: High School Is Hell - Jordie Bellaire, Joss Whedon, Dan Mora

This is a Buffy reboot; once again Buffy is a new student at Sunnydale High School, but this time around, the setting is our present time. So everyone has a cell phone. The primary cast is introduced in this volume, but there are immediately certain differences. Willow and Xander form the Scooby Gang almost immediately, with only a pro forma objection from Giles. Willow already has a girlfriend, Rose, so I guess this likely means no Oz? No Oz makes me sad. Other differences are that Cordelia is nice to everyone, Spike and Dru show up already, and Anya already has a magic shop. Oh, and Buffy's mother, Joyce, has a live-in boyfriend who is a doctor.

 

I like this so far, but it feels as though the reboot is getting its bearings, so I'll need to wait and see how the story develops. I surprise myself by not recoiling against the differences (but it's not supposed to be like this!). I'm curious to see what happens next.