Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer rejoice, as BOOM! Studios have unveiled a new variant cover to the eagerly anticipated Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 comic set to debut in early 2019.
The variant cover art has been beautifully brought to life by acclaimed artist, Jen Bartel, of Blackbird fame, and features three characters very much at the heart of the vampire slaying franchise.
Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor at BOOM! Studios enthused,
“This cover is a celebration of the three girls at the core of Buffy, who fight the good fight against not only the monsters that come out in the night, but also against the ones who make their presence felt in our everyday lives. Buffy, Willow, and Cordelia each bring something unique to the fight, and to each other, something Jen has channeled perfectly on this stunning cover.”
And, for your viewing pleasure, the variant cover can be seen in all its glory below.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 launches on January 9th and has some impressive credentials. A team comprising of, Eisner Award-nominated writer, Jordie Bellaire (Redlands), Russ Manning Award-winning artist, Dan Mora (Klaus), and series creator/story consultant, Joss Whedon, have ensured that pre-launch excitement is at a real high.
In terms of plot, this new release is something of a reimagining of the phenomenally successful series. Readers will head back to the very beginnings of the slayer’s story as they meet the Buffy Summers they know and love, a girl trying to get through the everyday routines of life such as, friendships and school, whilst juggling the deadlier task of fending off the forces of evil.
One particularly notable change however in this new Buffy chapter, is that the world she now inhabits has time-shifted to today’s modern age, bringing with it some new challenges, new faces, and, a few recognizable old enemies. The old crew is along for the ride too, as Willow, Xander, Giles, Cordelia, and more tackle the threat of new Big Bads that lurk in the shadows of Sunnydale High.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer spanned seven seasons on TV, from 1997-2003, and in its time was Emmy and Golden Globe nominated. Sarah Michelle Gellar starred as the titular, Buffy Summers, chosen to battle against vampires, demons and other dark forces, aided in her task by a Watcher, and a circle of friends known as the “Scooby Gang”.
From January 9th, Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 will be available from local comic book stores, or can alternatively be acquired from BOOM! Studios website. Digital copies will be available from the usual content providers, including, comiXology and Google Play.
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