The original Vampire Slayer, Buffy Summers, is finally about to reclaim her title and mission in Boom! Studios’ new series The Vampire Slayer. Set in an alternate world of the Slayerverse from the original Buffy continuity, The Vampire Slayer made Willow Rosenberg the titular undead hunter, but recent developments hint that a certain blond-haired heroine will get her title back soon.
In The Vampire Slayer universe, Buffy’s friends try to relieve her from the stress and emotional trauma that come with her dangerous calling, casting a spell that goes really wrong. Buffy loses her memories of being a Slayer, along with her supernatural abilities, which the spell then imbues into Willow. While the Scooby Gang looks for a way to revert things to normal, Willow has to step in as the local monster hunter, but without the right attitude (which comes with a Slayer’s predestination), the job takes a huge toll on her. The young witch cannot sleep and constantly thinks about death, making her irritable and increasingly dangerous. However, Willow is not the only one who has trouble sleeping.
In The Vampire Slayer #4, by Sarah Gailey, Puste, Valentina Pinto, and Riccardo Giardina, Buffy, Willow, and the newly-arrived Slayer, Faith, go out for lunch. Noticing that Buffy is showing signs of exhaustion, the other two girls inquire about it and learn something that could soon upset the current status quo. Every night, Buffy is having intense dreams where she is the Slayer and goes out hunting for monsters with her amazing powers. This means that Buffy’s memories that had been canceled by the spell are slowly seeping back through her subconscious, and she could soon remember everything.