Things get spooky for Halloween on the covers for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” #8

Things get spooky for Halloween on the covers for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” #8

Spookiness is kind of a given for a property like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which has like three separate spooky things going on in the title alone. So while it may not be surprising that the comic series would embrace its inherent creep factor, that doesn’t mean that we can’t appreciate some good old fashioned chills and such.

As an example, look no further than the three announced covers for Buffy’s eighth issue, coming this September. The main cover from Marc Aspinall is all about the trick or treating season, with costumed characters and a spoooooooky jack-o’-lantern. Kevin Wada’s cover is quite nice as well, but it’s Becca Carey’s tribute to the show’s “Halloween” episode that really takes the cake. It’s a perfect example of telling a story through the abstract, so check it out with the other covers below.

Per BOOM!:

It’s the End of the World As We Know It in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #8 

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 18, 2019) – BOOM! Studios, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, unveiled three BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #8 covers by Mondo illustrator Marc Aspinall, and artists Kevin Wada (She-Hulk) and Becca Carey. This game-changing issue of the acclaimed series will debut in stores September 4, 2019.

While the Slayer and the rest of the Scooby Gang were fighting to save Xander’s soul, the Mistress Drusilla and her lieutenant Spike were busy searching for a way to open the gates of the Hellmouth so they could flood Sunnydale, then eventually the world, with demons and hell on Earth. And they’re close. Can Buffy stop them in time to save the world from utter destruction?

High school is hell, as 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 #8 features three main covers. Buffy and Angel meet at a Halloween party on Mondo illustrator Marc Aspinall’s cover. Fan favorite artist Kevin Wada’s cover features Anya, the proprietor of Sunnydale’s hottest underground magic shop. And artist Becca Carey pays tribute to the season two episode, “Halloween.”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #8 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on September 4.

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