Hello there, everyone! In case you missed it today, I wrote an opinion piece on the new story arc coming up in Dark Horse Comics’ Buffy Season 9, an arc written by Jane Espenson and Drew Greenberg called “Billy the Vampire Slayer” about a gay, male teen who tries to take up the Slayer mantle. Wanna know what I think of the idea? I wrote a thing at Tor.com to tell you all about it!
When I first heard the announcement that Dark Horse Comics’ Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 was introducing a gay male slayer in October in a story arc called “Billy the Vampire Slayer,”my gut reaction was skepticism. I was miffed, even. Kind of the way I felt when I first heard of male roller derby teams. Like, you have every other corner of the world, do you have to invade the female spaces, too? There are so few stories that focus on a well-crafted female protagonists, do we need to add a guy doing the same job? But the more I thought about it, the more I realized…
…I was being a horse’s ass.
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