BOOM! Studios announce “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Chosen Ones” one-shot
As far as Slayers go, Buffy may be the most popular, and maybe even the best, but she isn’t the first.
This fall, BOOM! Studios will dive into the history of the Slayers with the one-shot story Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Chosen Ones #1. We know Buffy, Faith, and Fray (is she still canon? Sure, why not), but there have been several “Chosen Ones” throughout history. From the superstar team of Mairghread Scott and Ornella Savarese, the issue will dig into the histories of various Slayers who have been popping up on Buffy variant covers.
More details as we hear them, so in the meantime check out the details below, including stunning covers from Evan Cagle and Helen Yoon.
All New Slayers Make First Appearance in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: THE CHOSEN ONES #1
Acclaimed Creators Reveal The Secret Origins Of New Slayers And The Hellmouth In August 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 20, 2019) – BOOM! Studios has announced an oversized one-shot comic book BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: THE CHOSEN ONES #1 that will debut on August 28, 2019, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.
Buffy Summers is the "Chosen One" who must defend Sunnydale from vampires, demons and those regular monsters called high schoolers...but she wasn't the first. Now, discover the first full appearances of the Slayers from past eras first seen on special variants covers to BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER in this landmark one-shot.
In 18th century California, a young woman discovers she's the Chosen One and changes the course of Slayer history forever, in a new story from writer Mairghread Scott (Batgirl) and artist Ornella Savarese, that also reveals the hidden origins of the Hellmouth; the new Slayer first seen on the cover to BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2 comes to life in 14th century Italy from writer and artist Celia Lowenthal (Over The Garden Wall: Hollow Town), and more.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: THE CHOSEN ONES #1 features a main cover by illustrator Evan Cagle, along with a variant cover by artist Helen Yoon featuring a Slayerfrom 16th century Marusthali, India and a cover by artist Alexa Sharpe (Rolled and Told).
“Buffy might be the Slayer you know best, but she's not the only incredible woman to be a Chosen One—and you're getting the first appearance of three new Slayers in this issue, as well as the never-before-seen origins of the Sunnydale Hellmouth!” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Mairghread, Ornella, Celia, and Alexa dig into the secret origins of these important characters from the past who'll have a huge impact on Buffy's future!”
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: The Chosen Ones #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on August 28.