Mondo illustrator Matthew Taylor kicks off BOOM! Studios’ “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” spotlight week with an issue 2 variant

Mondo illustrator Matthew Taylor kicks off BOOM! Studios’ “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” spotlight week with an issue 2 variant

Much like #MalCrushMonday from a few months back, BOOM! Studios are kicking off spotlight coverage for the return of another beloved Joss Whedon property.  With Buffy the Vampire Slayer set to return to funny books early next year, now is a great time to get that hype train rolling, and what better way to do that than with an amazing variant cover?  Matthew Taylor, one of Mondo’s mad geniuses behind their incredible posters, has contributed a simple yet gorgeous variant for the second issue of the series, so check it out below.

Per BOOM!: 

Matthew Taylor Covers BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2

All-New Cover Reveal Kicks Off Week Long Spotlight on Next Chapter of the Landmark Pop Culture Reimagining in February 2019

 LOS ANGELES, CA (November 5, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today unveiled the main cover to BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2 by acclaimed Mondo illustrator Matthew Taylor. 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 Taylor, along with covers by superstars Kevin Wada (She-Hulk), Celia Lowenthal (Over The Garden Wall: Hollow Town), and Audrey Mok (Archie).

“This is the Buffy Summers you know – but her world is just a little bit different, which is why we’re so excited to have Matthew Taylor introduce Drusilla as The Mistress!” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “If you were a fan of Drusilla and Spike – c’mon, who wasn’t? – then you’re in for a treat as they come to Sunnydale with much different intentions than you’ve ever seen before. And maybe some tortured poetry as well, emphasis on the tortured part.”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on February 13, 2019.

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