Matt Smith takes us to the land of the ice and snow with his “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” #3 variant
Yeah, a vampire slayer is pretty cool, but you know what’s even better? A Viking that is also a vampire slayer. That is just metal incarnate right there, friends.
That’s just what Matt Smith has brought to the table with his variant cover for Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3, so check it out below.
Matt Smith Brings a Viking Slayer to BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #3
All-New Cover Reveal for The Most-Anticipated Pop Culture ReVAMP of 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA (December 7, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today unveiled one of the main covers to BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #3 by artist Matt Smith (Jim Henson’s Storyteller, Barbarian Lord), featuring the first appearance of an all new Slayer from times past.The next chapter of the hotly-anticipated series will debut in-stores March 13th, 2019, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.
The reimagining of Joss Whedon's groundbreaking series reaches the penultimate chapter of the first arc as Buffy and the Scooby Gang (the name was Xander’s idea, he’s workshopping it, it probably won’t stick) delve deeper into the heart of Sunnydale’s underbelly—and make a shocking discovery about the true nature of the Hellmouth. Meanwhile, Drusilla – AKA THE MISTRESS – and Spike make the next moves in their deadly plan for the Slayer and the life of one the people closest to her!
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 #3 features main covers by fan favorite artist Kevin Wada (She-Hulk) and acclaimed Mondo illustrator Matthew Taylor, along with a variant cover by horror illustrator Scott Buoncristiano (Dead Rabbit).
“Some folks have guessed it, but I’m excited to officially reveal that every issue of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER will have a variant cover featuring the first appearance of a previous Chosen One,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Matt Smith beautifully introduces a new Viking Slayer that, like the new Slayers on covers to previous issues, may have a larger role in Buffy’s life much sooner than anyone expects.”
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on March 13, 2019.