Wenxian Tan, Fanbase Press Contributor

Wenxian Tan, Fanbase Press Contributor

Previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, several lines of conflict came to a head. Buffy’s personal attachments seemed to be at odds with Faith’s assessment of the Xander situation. Meanwhile, Anya’s plan may have a slight hitch in it with Morgan beginning to doubt her motivations; however, something really dark has overtaken Willow…

Quick recap: Blue Sun is hunting down the Serenity crew (After all these years?!), and Zoë and Captain Kaylee have teamed up. While the old crew seems to have separated over time, the big question remains: Where is Mal?

Set twenty years since the events of the current Firefly series, “Brand New ‘Verse” is, well, pretty new and different. Zoë is now the captain of the Serenity, though it’s a title that her daughter Emma is jockeying for. Along for the ride are the new ship engineer Lu and muscle Salo. The first issue of this new series does the usual: sets up the new status quo, establishes interpersonal relationships, and, finally, introduces a central conflict. As “pilots” go, it’s a pretty solid first issue.

Quick recap: While running away from Lancelot, Duncan and Bridgette encounter a sleeping dragon. Meanwhile, the real world came head to head with the story, and things seem to be getting kind of messy. Oh, and Galahad is finally back in the mix, and oy… he’s mixed up all right. So much for the Mary/Elaine/Nimue blend-up being weird…

Previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy was feeling a bit outclassed by her fellow Slayers, and Willow’s astral jaunts brought her to some unexpected revelations.

Last time in the ‘Verse, we saw all sorts of surprising things. Mal’s gone… no word on where he is. Kaylee is the Captain of the Serenity now, along with Jayne and Leonard as her muscle, and River has her pilot/kung-fu prodigy. Zoe has set up a new life, running with Simon and her daughter Emma, and a few new faces. After discovering a suspicious job application on Regina, Zoe went in to investigate and, well, shocking doesn’t begin to cover it.

“Leather pants, nice right cross, doe eyes, holier-than-thou glower... you must be Faith.” - Spike

The low-down: Post York is a grim look at a dystopian (but very real) world in which the ice caps and glaciers have melted, resulting in a flooded world. Set in post-flood New York, it follows Crosby, a loner whose consistent companion is his cat, Kitsky. The graphic novel is split into three alternate possible versions of the future, with Crosby and his brief interaction with a young woman centering each story.

Quick recap: While Mary/Elaine/Nimue had a chat with Rose, Duncan and Bridgette figured out how Mary conceived Galahad and come face to face with none other than the famous Lancelot himself.

Previously, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Anya and ex-Slayer Morgan put their plans into motion, and the arrival of a third(!) Slayer, Faith, could make things interesting for everyone. Willow’s connection to Xander seems even stronger now, for better or worse.

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