First look at BOOM! Studios’ “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” #4
BOOM! are really hyping up a “major first appearance” in Buffy the Vampire Slayer #4, and with good reason. I mean, what better way to draw new readers to an already popular series than with the promise of a shocking twist or surprise character reveal? It’s all well and good, and I’m sure Buffy diehards will be speculating until the issue drops.
Looking through this sneak peek at the issue, though, something else caught my eye: Giles can throw down. Those last panels of him, showing the Scooby Gang how it’s done? Love it.
Check out the details below, and let us which fan-favorite character you think will show up come April.
Major First Appearance in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4 From BOOM! Studios
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 21, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today unveiled a first look at BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4, the shocking conclusion to the first arc of the highly praised reimagining of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER that is sure to divide readers and surprise fans both old and new, 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 #4.
Buffy Summers thinks she’s faced the worst Sunnydale has to offer – like the Mistress Dru and her mysterious ally Spike – but this is the moment that changes everything for her. One member of her newly formed Scooby Gang won’t survive Dru’s master plan – and the shocking first appearance of one of Joss Whedon’s most popular characters may not be enough to save the day. Not to mention Buffy’s got a date with Robin Wood that’s gonna be completely ruined now!
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4 features a main cover by acclaimed Mondo illustrator Matthew Taylor, along with variant covers by fan favorite Kevin Wada (She-Hulk) and acclaimed illustrator Feifei Ruan (Jim Henson’s Storyteller).
“Every time Buffy thinks she’s got it figured out, a bomb gets dropped that changes everything, reinforcing her fears that she isn’t good enough, that the future is uncertain, and that she might not live long enough to put things right.” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Amidst this uncertainty, the explosive events that break into Buffy’s life will happen when she least expects them, leaving longtime fans and new readers stunned by the events unfolding behind Buffy’s back.”
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 #4 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on April 17.