Just yesterday, BOOM! Studios announced latest variant cover to Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3 will pay tribute to fan favourite episode “Hush.”
Hush, the episode where Buffy and the Scooby Gang are stalked by a quartet of ghoulish figures known as “the Gentlemen,” intent on murdering the townspeople. Oh. Did I forget to mention there’s only 17 minutes of dialogue in the entire episode? Hush aired on December 14, 1999 and was the only Buffy episode to receive an Emmy nomination.
The reimagining of Joss Whedon’s groundbreaking series reaches the penultimate chapter as Buffy and the Scooby Gang delve deeper into the heart of Sunnydale’s underbelly—and make a shocking discovery about the true nature of the Hellmouth. Meanwhile, fan-villainess Drusilla sets her sights on Cordelia, as Cordy and Spike find accidental common ground.
Welcome back to the Hellmouth as Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands), Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora (Klaus, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), 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 from the very beginning.
In addition to this variant cover by horror illustrator Scott Buoncristiano, Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3 features main covers by Mondo illustrator Matthew Taylor and fan favorite artist Kevin Wada (She-Hulk), along with a variant cover by Matt Smith (Barbarian Lord).
“Some episodes of Buffy make you sad or happy or excited or maybe even terrified. But ‘Hush’ made you feel all of them at the same time and it’s one of the reasons it remains a high watermark for storytelling,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Scott Buoncristiano’s cover conjures up that emotional stake to the heart perfectly on this cover, as we continue our tribute the best episodes of Buffy.”
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #3 will be available for sale from March 13th, 2019 from your local comic book store or directly from BOOM! Studios.
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