Marc Aspinall’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” #5 variant sees Xander go full vamp

Marc Aspinall’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” #5 variant sees Xander go full vamp

BOOM! Studios are saying that Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5 is going to be a huge game changer of an issue, so it’s not surprise that they’re putting out a ton of great variant covers. Today’s comes from Mondo illustrator Marc Aspinall and shows Xander vamping out while Buffy and Willow brood. It’s a simple but striking image, so check it out below.

Per BOOM!:

Xander Vamps Out On the Cover of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #5

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 16, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, unveiled the BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #5 cover by Mondo illustrator, Marc Aspinall, where vampire Xander and Drusilla look on as Buffy and Willow try to save Xander’s soul. This game-changing issue of the hotly anticipated series will debut in stores June 5, 2019, with a heart wrenching mission that Buffy must complete at all costs in order to save her friend.

The reimagining of Joss Whedon's groundbreaking hit pop culture series kicks off a brand new story arc as Team Slayer deals with the devastating consequences of Xander becoming a vampire. Buffy and the Scooby Gang have lost one of their own to Team Vamp but what if there’s a way to get their friend back? The Slayer will walk the line between responsibility and rampage as she searches for anything that’ll bring back her friend, balancing her quest with her duties as the Slayer without losing anyone else in the process. What do you do when your entire purpose is killing vampires and your friend just turned into one? 

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), reimagine the groundbreaking pop culture phenomenon for a new generation of comic book fans.

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 #5 features cover art by fan favorite artists Kevin Wada (She-Hulk), Morgan Beem (The Family Trade), Becca Carey (Bitch Planet), and Yasmine Putri (Nightwing).

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on June 5.

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