Scott Buoncristiano Homages “Hush” In Buffy The Vampire Slayer #3 Cover

by Hannah Means Shannon

We’re pleased to be the first to reveal a new variant cover for Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3 coming in March from Boom! Studios and created by the horror artist Scott Buoncristiano (Harry Potter: Magical Film Projections, Dead Rabbit).

His cover has been designed as a tribute to the iconic television episode “Hush” in the new series born of a partnership between Boom! Studios and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products. The series is written by Eisner Award-nominated Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and illustrated by Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora (Klaus, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), along with series creator and story consultant Joss Whedon (the writer/director behind Firefly, Marvel’s The Avengers, and more).

In the third issue of the series, we’ll find “Buffy and the Scooby Gang (the name was Xander’s idea, he’s workshopping it, it probably won’t stick)” uncovering more about Sunnydale’s dark underbelly and making a “shocking discovery” about the nature of the Hellmouth. Drusilla, Spike, and Cordelia will also feature.

As you probably know, Buffy The Vampire Slayer originally premiered on the WB Network on March 10th, 1997 and ran for seven seasons from 1997-2003, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as “Buffy Summers.”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer features a main cover by Kevin Wada (She-Hulk), along with a variant cover by Matt Smith (Barbarian Lord).

Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor at Boom! Studios, says of the new cover:

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. 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.

Print copies of Buffy the Vampire Slayer #3 will be available for sale on March 13th, 2019 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the Boom! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the Boom! Studios app.

For continuing news on Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic books, graphic novels and more from Boom! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter. And follow Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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