Buffy is seeing red in a first look at “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” #2 from BOOM! Studios

Buffy is seeing red in a first look at “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” #2 from BOOM! Studios

The first issue of BOOM! Studios’ Buffy the Vampire Slayer revamp (haHAAAAA) just hit comic shops yesterday, and already they’re giving us a sneak peek at the second.  Even devoid of any dialogue, this preview has some great visual storytelling.  It’s creepy and moody, with some excellent use of reds and blacks to convey a horrific nightmare.  Check it out below.

Per BOOM!: 

Your First Look at BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2 From BOOM! Studios

 LOS ANGELES, CA (January 24, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today unveiled a first look at BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2, the highly anticipated next chapter of the all new BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER monthly comic book series, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.

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), continue to reimagine the groundbreaking pop culture phenomenon in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2.

The Slayer traditionally walks a lonely road as the Chosen One, forsaking family, friends, and anything remotely resembling a social life in order to fight the forces of evil and keep darkness at bay night after night. But this is Buffy Summers, who wants what every teenager wants: friends at her new school, decent grades, a cute crush, and to escape a destiny she neither chose nor asked for as a lone warrior imbued with supernatural strength and a terrible calling. When her classmates Willow and Xander find out about her secret identity as a vampire-hunting Slayer, they dive right in but there’s a reason why the Slayer is usually alone, and Buffy must face her fears about what happens when you let people into your life and put them in harm’s way.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2 features a main cover by acclaimed Mondo illustrator Matthew Taylor, along with variant covers by artists Kevin Wada (She-Hulk), Celia Lowenthal (Over The Garden Wall: Hollow Town),  Ryan Inzana (Ichiro), and Audrey Mok (Archie).

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 #2 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on February 27.

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