BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Has a New Home (and Series) at BOOM! Studios

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So, are you #TeamSlayer or #TeamVamp? You don’t have to make a decision straight away, but a decision must be made in January, as Buffy the Vampire Slayer makes her return to comics!

Back in September, BOOM! Studios announced it had acquired the publishing license of Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer with the intentions of releasing new monthly comic book series, limited series and original graphic novels. That time is now.

From creators Jordie Bellaire and Dan Mora, in conjunction with creator and consultant, Whedon, the character will be reimagined from the beginning. The story will follow Buffy Summers as she tries to make friends at her new school, get good grades and try to escape her predetermined destiny as the next-in-line of a laundry list of vampire slayers that came before. The series will reintroduce fan-favorite characters, both good and evil, as a new threat will soon emerge that lurks underneath Sunnydale High School.

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Whedon first-introduced the cheerleading vampire slayer, played by Kristy Swanson, in 1992 as a feature film and, four years later, bestowed the deed to Sarah Michelle Gellar, who took on the role in a series adapted for television, which ran for seven seasons.

In closing, we’ll ask you again, will you stand with the ‘Chosen One’ or will you side with the ‘Blood Suckers’? You have two great choices in the below variants by Miguel Mercado.

Keep an eye out for even more variant reveals, like the Jen Bartel one below, as we draw closer and look for Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 to debut on January 9, 2019, on digital and in print on Jan. 23.

Click HERE for the official BOOM! Studios press release on the team variants for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and HERE for more information regarding the Bartel variant. You can catch up on the publisher’s acquisition of the rights to BtVS, HERE.

What do you think, are you ready to see Buffy pick up the stake again? Are you excited about BOOM! Studios’ acquisition and plans for the Buffy Universe? Let us know in the comments section below.

Michael Stagno
Michael is a New England native and fluent in Italian. He graduated with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism (RTVF) from Auburn University. He is a BIG fan of the Boston sports scene, X-Men and X-Force. He loves his black lab (named Yaz), pop culture, science, space and gaming. He's also a crossfitter, paddleboarder and marathoner.

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