Boom Studios has announced a brand new series that will be set in the Buffyverse. Titled, ‘The Vampire Slayer’, the series will launch after the release of Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s 25th Anniversary Special.
According to the Boom’s press release, The Vampire Slayer begins “a new era for the Chosen One as she faces an impossible choice and a danger so powerful it threatens the lives of everyone and everything she holds dear.” (No pressure there.)
The full plot summary reads:
“After the events of the past few years, fighting against the forces of evil nonstop, Buffy Summers finds herself succumbing to the burden of bearing the Slayer mantle. To help his Slayer, Rupert Giles risks turning to chaos magic, and with Willow’s help, they attempt a spell to remove the trauma from Buffy’s psyche. But the effects backfire and leave Buffy unable to remember her past or her purpose! With Sunnydale under attack, a surprising new Slayer must rise to protect the world, while Buffy’s friends race against the clock to restore her true self before it’s too late…”
The series will be written by Sarah Gailey, with Irene Flores providing the artwork. Gailey is a Hugo Award winner and bestselling author who’s also been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards multiple times.
Gailey spoke on her excitement for the series, saying:
“I am thrilled and honored to be writing stories in the universe of Buffy the Vampire Slayer! This iconic property helped to draw me and many of my peers and colleagues into the worlds of action and horror, and I hope my run will continue pushing the boundaries of what a monster-fighting story can be. I can’t wait to bring a whole new set of adventures to Buffy fans everywhere.”
Series editor, Elizabeth Breiin also spoke during the press release, saying:
“Welcome to a new era for the Buffy Summers you’ve come to know and love over the past several years, as the incredibly talented Sarah Gailey, Irene Flores, and Ed Dukeshire take our Slayer, her allies, and enemies in a bold new direction. Hidden secrets, familiar faces, new threats, and mysterious plots are unveiled in the can’t-miss premiere of this series that fans of the Vampire Slayer won’t want to miss!”
Print copies of THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #1 will be available for sale in April 2022 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 Kindle.
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