BOOM! Studios’ reimagining of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will have to remain unimagined for an additional two weeks. The series, which was originally set to debut on January 9th and was being advertised as such as recently as earlier this week, has now slipped to January 23rd, with a new final order cutoff date of December 31st.
No official announcement has been made, but PreviewsWorld lists the new date currently.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1
(W) Jordie Bellaire (A) Dan Mora (CA) Taylor, Matt
• Go back to the beginning as the critically acclaimed pop culture phenomenon Buffy The Vampire Slayer is reimagined under the guidance of series creator Joss Whedon.
• This is the Buffy Summers you know, who wants what every average teenager wants: friends at her new school, decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny as the next in a long line of vampire slayers tasked with defeating the forces of evil.
• But her world looks a lot more like the one outside your window, as Eisner Award-Nominated writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and Russ Manning Award-Winner Dan Mora (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers) bring Buffy into a new era with new challenges, new friends…and a few enemies you might already recognize. But the more things change, the more they stay the same, as the Gang faces brand new Big Bads, and the threat lurking beneath the perfectly manicured exterior of Sunnydale High confirms what every teenager has always known: high school truly is hell.
• WELCOME BACK TO THE HELLMOUTH, FOR THE FIRST TIME!
In Shops: Jan 23, 2019
Final Orders Due: Dec 31, 2018
The move should allow retailers more time to place orders for the book as the hype train continues to roll, with BOOM! continuing to release new covers and other promotion for the first three issues, and the release date change needn’t mean the book is in any kind of trouble.
We reached out to BOOM! for comment, but they have not replied as of press time.