Title: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Words: Jordie Bellaire
Art: Dan Mora
Colors: Raul Angulo
Published: February 27, 2019
Publisher’s Summary: The reimagining of Joss Whedon’s groundbreaking series continues as Drusilla, the self-proclaimed Mistress and her pet, Spike, make their debut with their sights set on Buffy! Meanwhile, Giles is determined to teach Buffy about her destiny, responsibility, blah blah…can someone tell him to chill? How bad can it get?
Sunnydale High School, home of the Razorbacks, Cordelia Chase, and one vampire slayer. The usual, right?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2 continues to introduce the cast of characters including one hunky British vampire, Spike. Be still my beating heart. There’s mention of a prophecy and potential for mayhem. While the waters are relatively calm now, there’s a slow tension building. Buffy’s dreams show something dark on the horizon, and the presence of Drusilla and Spike typically spells trouble.
Jordie Bellaire writes a BtVS series any Buffy fan will enjoy. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2 continues to welcome readers to the Hellmouth, introducing characters and developing plot. The issue mentions the first prophecy of the series but holds back on the details. Mayhem definitely awaits, but in what form? Based on what I’ve read so far, I’m confident Bellaire has a well-plotted master plan for Buffy and gang.
Bellaire’s unique take on the series has proven to surpass all expectations, and even delight this hardcore fan. In a nutshell, Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2 dares to shake things up, and the payoff is immediate.
Dan Mora captures all the little details in his art, the bits that make this read as an authentic reimagining. The Scooby Gang group chat, the Cordelia Chase posters, and all the other details bring the issue home. The characters are equally well drawn, with a few upgrades that tie into Bellaire’s changes. As I mentioned, Mora’s swapped Willow’s original wardrobe for something more in line with her badass self.
The Bottom Line
Jordie Bellaire’s reimagining of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is simply flawless. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2 offers fans the slightest hint at the dangers that lie ahead, promising plenty more slayage in the future.