BOOM! Studios and 20th Television (Disney) announced a brand new Buffy the Vampire Slayers titled Buffy The Last Vampire Slayer.
The four-issue series is written by Casey Gilly and artist Joe Jaro.
In a press release, BOOM! describes the series a “dystopian tale of the iconic Slayer, Buffy Summer, like you’ve never seen her before.”
They further provided details on the story stating, “In a world ruled by darkness, Buffy Summers is the last Slayer. A magical catastrophe has ended the Slayer line and nearly blotted out the sun, allowing vampires to prey on humanity unimpeded.”
BOOM! adds, “Now in her 50s, Buffy wages a desperate one-woman fight against the forces of evil. That is, until she stumbles across something she hasn’t seen in a long time – hope, in the form of a prophecy and the young girl who carries it…”
Gilly added her own comments, “It’s been such a privilege to tell a story from Buffy’s mid-life years. We so often see women in their 50’s being overlooked, but our Slayer refuses to become convenient and invisible.”
“I hope fans who, like me, grew up with teenage Buffy and now find themselves approaching middle age, can see their current selves in her–someone heroic, wise, and maybe just a little bit salty,” she added.
Gilly concluded, “There is so much I’m excited for with this series, but I truly cannot wait for y’all to see the gorgeous work Joe Jaro has done bringing BUFFY THE LAST VAMPIRE SLAYER to the page. He is incredible!”
As for Jaro he also stated, “I’ve been a fan of Buffy and the Buffyverse since my school days. It was a great mix of action, horror, and comedy.”
“I’m so excited to now be able to draw Buffy and the rest of the Scooby gang, and add our own twist to her story as a creative team,” he added.
BOOM! Studios editor Elizabeth Brei provided more details saying, “I’ve been a fan of Buffy and the Buffyverse since my school days. It was a great mix of action, horror, and comedy. I’m so excited to now be able to draw Buffy and the rest of the Scooby gang, and add our own twist to her story as a creative team.”
She added, “Casey and Joe perfectly capture the iconic hero’s indomitable spirit and reveal a side of Buffy we’ve never seen before in this limited series that changes the future of the Buffyverse forever!”
Buffy The Last Vampire Slayer #1 will feature cover art by Ario Anindito with variant covers by Rod Reis, Dani Pendergast, Jakub Rebelka, and Giuseppe Camuncoli.
In the press release they also showed off character designs for Buffy and Spike.
And here’s Spike:
The first issue arrives sometime in December.
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