Buffy The Vampire Slayer Comic to Get Gay Male Teen Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics aka Buffyverse is a popular comic that has been round since the series first season in 1998 to the present.

Now finally after featuring hundreds of teenage girl slayers the comics will feature a teenaged boy who has decided that they aren’t the only ones who can battle the undead

The new vampire slayer Billy, a gay teenager will be introduced in Buffy: Season Nine issue 14. The comic will not be changing the rules of the Slayer lineage itself. Billy is going to be a vampire slayer with a lowercase “s,” a character who battles vampires despite having no ancient superpowers.

According to Jane Espenson and Drew Greenberg who will be introducing Billy.

I thought, Gee, all the work we’ve done with Buffy is about being female, and how that doesn’t mean that you are lesser. It suddenly struck me: If being feminine doesn’t mean that you’re lesser, then liking guys also doesn’t mean you’re lesser. For very good reason, we’ve focused on the female empowerment part of Buffy, but I wondered, Did we leave something out? What if someone in high school is looking up to Buffy as a role model, and we’re saying: You can’t be a Slayer.

Joss Whedon has said in the past that  he would like to write a strong, openly gay male character and that he has a  book idea on the back burner featuring a strong, gay male character.  But until then at least with Billy we’ll finally see a positive gay male character running around in Whedon’s universe.

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