Boom! Studios has a new Buffy The Vampire Slayer comic series coming out titled The Vampire Slayer, and it focuses on a new Slayer that will replace Buffy. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer 25th Anniversary Special revealed who the new hero of the story is and that hero is Willow Rosenberg. Yep, Willow is the new Vampire Slayer!
Don’t worry, though! Buffy is still very much a part of the story, but she no longer has her powers. She is now just a member of the Scooby Gang and that is there to help and support Willow in her Slaying efforts.
In the story, Buffy’s Watcher Giles tries to ease Buffy’s burden as a Slayer with chaos magic, and that ended up leading to Willow becoming the new Slayer. You can check out some preview art that was shared below.
Here’s the synopsis:
After the events of recent years, battling the forces of evil, Buffy Summers finds herself succumbing to the burden of wearing the Slayer cloak. To aid his Slayer, Rupert Giles risks turning to chaos magic, and with the help of Willow, they attempt a spell to remove the trauma from Buffy’s psyche, but the effects backfire and make Buffy unable to remember her past or her purpose!With Sunnydale under attack, a surprising new Slayer must stand up to protect the world, while Buffy’s friends race against time to restore her true self before it’s too late…”
The Vampire Slayer comes from writer Sarah Gailey (Eat the rich Magic for liars), artist Michael Shelfer (Domino), colorist Valentina Pinto and Riccardo Giardina, and letterer Ed Dukeshire. The Vampire Slayer #1 contains album art by Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and variant cover art by artists Francesco Francavilla (Night of the Ghoul), Bex Glendining (Nubia: Real), Christian Quarter (The Many Dead of Laila Starr), and Mike of the World (X-Men, Thor)
The Vampire Slayer #1 will go on sale on April 20th.