A newbie Scooby Gang face the Hellmouth in a first look at "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" #9

A newbie Scooby Gang face the Hellmouth in a first look at "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" #9

Buffy may be missing in action, but that doesn’t mean her pals are going to just sit around and do nothing, especially while the fate of the world is at stake.

…ha. Stake. Like you use to kill a vampire. That was unintentional, but here we go.

It’s fitting, though, because there are quite a few stakes in this preview of Buffy the Vampire Slayer #9. My favorite is the first page, where Xander brandishes the wooden instrument and an incredulous Giles looks on. Great expressions from penciler David López, along with some keen variant covers as well. Check it out below.

Per BOOM!:

The All-New Scooby Gang VS. The HELLMOUTH in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #9

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 9, 2019) – BOOM! Studios revealed today, in partnership with 20th Century Fox, a first look at BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #9 from 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), reimagining the groundbreaking pop culture phenomenon. 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 #9 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on November 6.

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