Buffyversity

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Buffyversity: Charisma Carpenter Slays

By | Feb 23, 2021 | Columns

In season one of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cordelia is introduced to us as a villain. She seems like a typical mean girl trope. She bullies Willow. She’s self-obsessed, and materialistic. But as we get to know her better throughout the next three seasons and in Angel, we get to know her as a layered, […]

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Buffyversity: Willow’s Style Evolution

By | Jan 26, 2021 | Columns

One of the many things we love about Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the way the characters evolve over time. Buffy, Willow, and Xander in particular, each grow and change drastically from teenagers in season one to young adults in season seven. Their inner growth is expressed outwardly through their fashion. While Buffy’s style has […]

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Buffyversity: Buffy One of the Vampire Slayers

By | Jan 11, 2021 | Columns

It’s no coincidence that the rise of fascism in the United States coincides with the rising ubiquity of superhero movies. One doesn’t cause the other, but a singular feeling contributes to both of them: a desperate desire for one strong person to solve all of our problems. It’s easy to understand where that desire comes […]

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Buffyversity: When Every Episode Feels Like Halloween

By | Oct 27, 2020 | Columns

Any episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer could be a Halloween episode, but there are only three official holiday-themed ones, in seasons two, four, and six. It might seem surprising that this show wouldn’t lean into the Halloween-spirit every year, but it makes sense in the show’s internal logic, because supernatural beings find Halloween gauche. […]

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Buffyversity and the Case of Too Many Comics

By | Jul 21, 2020 | Columns

In many ways, comic collecting is a weird hobby. There are those who just like the stories and characters, but others collect with a sense of ritual. Bags and boards and boxes both long and short all have their purposes; a right and a wrong way to use them. I’ve encountered comics fans who approach […]

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Buffyversity: A World Without Buffy

By | Apr 21, 2020 | Columns

So normally the way I pick a topic for Buffyversity is by reading the ongoing “Buffy” and “Angel” comics until inspiration strikes. That’s obviously not possible right now- the pandemic has virtually shut down the comic book industry, and there are very few new issues. But that got me thinking- Buffy is a regular part […]

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Buffyversity: A Tribute to Kendra Young

By | Mar 17, 2020 | Columns

For a character with so few appearance, Kendra Young sure left a big impact. She was the character that broke all the rules. Right in the show’s introduction it’s made clear- “In every generation, there is a Chosen One. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons, and the forces of darkness. She is […]

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Buffyversity: How They Make Comics

By | Jan 21, 2020 | Columns

The ‘Hellmouth’ crossover is nearly wrapped up, and as these things go, it’s pretty epic. In the many season of the Buffy shows, we never did see the other side of the Hellmouth- turns out it’s Hell. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. While Buffy, Angel, and Drusilla are descending lower and lower into the […]

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Angel 8 Featured Previews
Exclusive Preview: “Angel” #8

By | Nov 27, 2019 | Previews

The ‘Hellmouth’ event is running throughout “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and “Angel,” and represents the first real crossover of the properties since BOOM! Studios got the license to the Joss Whedon-created properties. The event has been a lot of fun, something you can read all about in our Buffyversity columns. We are thrilled to share […]

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