“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” #1 goes back for a second printing before it even hits stands

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” #1 goes back for a second printing before it even hits stands

Two second printing stories in one day?  Not too shabby, I must say.

Like Image’s Criminal, it’s hardly surprising that the highly-anticipated Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 from BOOM! Studios would go back for a second run.  What is kind of... if not surprising, then interesting is that the issue hasn’t even hit comic stands yet.  We’re still a few weeks out from its January 23 release date, yet the issue has already sold out at the distributor level.   Pretty impressive.

What’s more, the second printing will get an exclusive variant from Amelia Vidal, so check it out below.

Per BOOM!: 

BOOM! Studios Announces Second Printing of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #1

The Reimagining of Joss Whedon’s Pop Culture Phenomenon Sells Out Before It Goes On-Sale & Returns With Second Printing

 LOS ANGELES, CA (January 17, 2019) – BOOM! Studios announced today that Buffy The Vampire Slayer #1, reimagining the groundbreaking pop culture phenomenon from the very beginning in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, has sold out at the distributor level before arriving in comic book shops on January 23rd.

To meet this overwhelming demand from fans, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT will arrive in stores on February 20th with a stunning all-new cover by Amelia Vidal, featuring everyone’s favorite young witch – Willow Rosenberg!

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) welcome you back to the Hellmouth for the very first time!

This is the Buffy Summers you know, who wants what every average teenager wants: friends at her new school, decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny as the next in a long line of vampire slayers tasked with defeating the forces of evil. But the Slayer’s world looks a lot more like the one outside your window, as this new series brings her into a new era with new challenges, new friends...and a few enemies you might already recognize. The more things change, the more they stay the same, as the Gang – Giles, Willow, Xander, Cordelia and more – faces brand new Big Bads, and a threat lurking beneath the perfectly manicured exterior of Sunnydale High, confirming what every teenager has always known: high school truly is hell.

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.”

“Everyone working on this series is incredibly thrilled by and grateful for the response from retailers and fans to this new beginning for the story of Buffy Summers,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “The faith and support in us is the thing that motivates us to go big or go home on every issue. Believe me when I say you haven’t seen anything yet: the events of issue four alone will have every Scooby talking.”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 Second Printing Variant will hit comic shops on February 20.

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