New Buffy the Vampire Slayer Middle-Grade Graphic Novel Coming in 2018

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: New School Nightmare cover art
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The Buffy-verse has lived on years after the television series thanks to an extensive series of comic books, but now Entertainment Weekly has reported that everybody’s favorite Slayer is being adapted for younger audiences in an all-new graphic novel series.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, in association with 20th Century Consumer Products, has officially acquired a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer middle-grade series written by cartoonist Carolyn Nowak, EW has learned exclusively. The first book, New School Nightmare, will be released in September 2018.

According to the article, the series will maintain the original WB series’ themes of empowerment and independence and will be told through a mix of comics, journal entries, class notes, doodles, text messages and more and is expected to attract younger fans to the Buffy franchise.

Though specifics on the characters were not revealed in the article, the cover art does suggest that this new Buffy series may be a bit more diverse than the original.  The cover art features a werewolf and girl with a magical orb, both of which have darker skin tones than the book’s protagonist.  Could these be the new series’ Oz and Willow?  Guess we’ll have to wait until next year to find out!

To check out the full cover art and to excerpt from ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer: new School Nightmare’ check out the full story on Entertainment Weekly.

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