Boom! Studios has revealed a handful of variant covers for the fourth issue of its upcoming Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic series reboot. The first cover, by artist Matthew Taylor, features the character “Xander Harris” with a wooden stake in-hand, surrounded by vampires:
The second cover, by artist Kevin Wada, also features “Xander” as his video game vlogger alter-ego @theXeppo:
The third cover, by artist FeiFei Ruan features an unknown past Slayer from eighth century China:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer issue #4 will be released on Wednesday, April 3rd.
As we reported back in September, Boom! Studios acquired the comic & graphic novel rights to 20th Century Fox’ Buffy the Vampire Slayer franchise. In October, the company announced that its Buffy comic reboot would be written by Jordie Bellaire & illustrated by Dan Mora, with series creator Joss Whedon serving as story consultant.
Boom! Studios’ debut issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will be released on Wednesday, January 23rd,
Catch the first appearance of a major character in Buffy’s life in this issue, as well as the life-altering turn of events that changes one character’s destiny forever. The reimagining of Joss Whedon’s groundbreaking series reaches the game-changing final chapter of the first arc as Buffy and the Scooby Gang (the name was Xander’s idea, he’s workshopping it, it probably won’t stick) delve deeper into the heart of Sunnydale’s underbelly – and make a shocking discovery about the true nature of the Hellmouth. There’s no turning back for anyone on Team Slayer in this absolutely mind-blowing issue that fans can’t afford to miss.
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- Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted on 1/10/2019 for the issue’s Matthew Taylor variant cover reveal, and then updated on 1/14/2019 to include two additional covers.