BOOM! Studios just announced that award-winning artist Ryan Inzana of Ichiro fame was selected to illustrate the variant cover for the second issue in the reimagining of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic series. We recently covered reports from BOOM! that revealed Mondo artist Matthew Taylor was selected to illustrate the main cover. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2 will be available in February 2019.
Press Release: BOOM! Studios today unveiled a variant cover to BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2 by Eisner Award-nominated illustrator Ryan Inzana (Ichiro), paying tribute to the unforgettable “Graduation Day” episode of the eponymous television series. The next chapter of the hotly-anticipated series will debut in-stores February 13th, 2019, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.
The reimagining of Joss Whedon's groundbreaking series continues as Drusilla, the self-proclaimed Mistress and her pet, Spike, make their debut with their sights set on Buffy! Meanwhile, Giles is determined to teach Buffy about her destiny, responsibility, blah blah...can someone tell him to chill? How bad can it get?
Welcome back to the Hellmouth as Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora (Klaus, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), along with series creator and story consultant Joss Whedon (the visionary writer/director behind Firefly, Marvel’s The Avengers, and more), reimagine the groundbreaking pop culture phenomenon from the very beginning.
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 #2 features a main cover by acclaimed Mondo illustrator Matthew Taylor, along with covers by Kevin Wada (She-Hulk), Celia Lowenthal (Over The Garden Wall: Hollow Town) and Audrey Mok (Archie).
“Every fan of Buffy has their favorite episodes – and ‘Graduation Day’ is always high on that list for good reason. It’s the episode that perfectly crystalizes just what Buffy has to do – and sacrifice – in order to be the hero she wants to be,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “On this issue’s episode homage cover, Ryan shows what every fan knows – that no matter the odds, Buffy never backs down from fighting for what she believes in most: her friends.”
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Joss Whedon’s Firefly, Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Planet of the Apes, Abbott, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.
Print copies of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2 will be available for sale on February 13th, 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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