BOOM! Studios’ very first “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel” crossover kicks off with the “Hellmouth” miniseries in October, and we are proud to present an exclusive first look at November’s tie-in issue of Buffy’s own ongoing. Written by Jordie Bellaire with art by David Lopez, the comic sees the Vampire Slayer herself missing and the rest of Scooby Gang – Cordelia, Robin, Willow and Xander – being forced to defend Sunnydale from the newly awakened evil beneath the town. Read on for the official press release and the amazing cover art from Marc Aspinall, Kevin Wada, Ryan Inzana, Cara McGee, and Goñi Montes:
HELLMOUTH is Coming to BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #9
“High school can be hell and no one knows that better than Buffy the Vampire Slayer, who returns to her teenage roots in a new comic book series from BOOM! Studios.”—The New York Times
“Whether you’re a new fan or old, reading through this debut feels like the first exciting step on a new adventure. Welcome back to the Hellmouth, Buffy. We’ve missed you.”—CBR
“Slayers, vamps, witches, Watchers and innocent bystanders everywhere will want to follow this new era from day one.”—Paste Magazine
“There’s no doubt that Buffy and friends have found a great new home.”—IGN
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 9, 2019) – BOOM! Studios is proud to continue The Road to San Diego, a ten-day spotlight on the most exciting comic book and graphic novel news in advance of Comic Con International in San Diego (July 17–21), with the announcement of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #9, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products. Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and acclaimed artist David López (Captain Marvel), 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 where the Slayer goes missing just as an evil force arises from the HELLMOUTH and threatens to take over all of Sunnydale, available in stores November 2019.
The events of the historic Buffy and Angel event, HELLMOUTH, have left the town of Sunnydale without its Slayer. And since Buffy’s missing in action, it’s up to the All-New Scooby Gang of Cordelia, Robin, Willow and Xander to save everyone in town. There’s just one problem—the Hellmouth is spreading evil throughout the city, putting everyone under its thrall. As the inhabitants of Sunnydale turn on one another, will the Scooby Gang be enough to save the town from utter chaos and destruction?
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #9 features cover art by Mondo illustrator Marc Aspinall, and acclaimed artists Kevin Wada (She-Hulk), Ryan Inzana (Ichiro), and Cara McGee (Black Canary: Ignite), as well as a connecting variant cover by artist Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) that connects to HELLMOUTH #2 and ANGEL #6.
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, starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers. Chosen to battle vampires, demons and other forces of darkness, Buffy was aided by her Watcher, Rupert Giles, and a circle of friends known as the “Scooby Gang.”
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #9 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 #9 will be available for sale on November 6, 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.Continued below
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