Explosive publisher BOOM! Studios has revealed that all those new slayers that have been featured in Buffy the Vampire Slayer variant covers will be getting their own comic in August when BOOM! releases Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Chosen Ones #1, an oversized one-shot. Mairghread Scott, Ornella Savarese, and Celia Lowenthal will be amongst the creators featured in the comic, which also features covers by Evan Cagle, Helen Yoon, and Alexa Sharpe.
Check out the press release below for more details.
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 20, 2019) – BOOM! Studios has announced an oversized one-shot comic book BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: THE CHOSEN ONES #1 that will debut on August 28, 2019, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.
Buffy Summers is the “Chosen One” who must defend Sunnydale from vampires, demons and those regular monsters called high schoolers…but she wasn’t the first. Now, discover the first full appearances of the Slayers from past eras first seen on special variants covers to BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER in this landmark one-shot.
In 18th century California, a young woman discovers she’s the Chosen One and changes the course of Slayer history forever, in a new story from writer Mairghread Scott (Batgirl) and artist Ornella Savarese, that also reveals the hidden origins of the Hellmouth; the new Slayer first seen on the cover to BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2 comes to life in 14th century Italy from writer and artist Celia Lowenthal (Over The Garden Wall: Hollow Town), and more.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: THE CHOSEN ONES #1 features a main cover by illustrator Evan Cagle, along with a variant cover by artist Helen Yoon featuring a Slayer from 16th century Marusthali, India and a cover by artist Alexa Sharpe (Rolled and Told).
“Buffy might be the Slayer you know best, but she’s not the only incredible woman to be a Chosen One—and you’re getting the first appearance of three new Slayers in this issue, as well as the never-before-seen origins of the Sunnydale Hellmouth!” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Mairghread, Ornella, Celia, and Alexa dig into the secret origins of these important characters from the past who’ll have a huge impact on Buffy’s future!”
Buffy The Vampire Slayer premiered on the WB Network on March 10th, 1997. The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated series, which ran for seven seasons from 1997-2003, stars Sarah Michelle Gellar as “Buffy Summers.” Chosen to battle vampires, demons and other forces of darkness, Buffy is aided by a Watcher who guides and teaches her as she surrounds herself with a circle of friends called the “Scooby Gang.”
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott from Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury The Lede from Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Grass Kings from Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins; and Klaus from Grant Morrison and Dan Mora. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Angel from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Danielle Di Nicuolo.
Print copies of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: THE CHOSEN ONES #1 will be available for sale on August 28, 2019 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
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