BOOM! Studios has announced that they are taking over the Buffy the Vampire Slayer license, starting in 2019. The fan-favorite series has been a long-running staple at Dark Horse, with Joss Whedon, the series creator, writing ongoing stories taking place after the TV run.
A statement to IGN from BOOM! Studios Executive Editor Jeanine Schaefer explains the reasoning behind the acquisition:
“I remember watching the premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer over 20 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. 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.”