BUFFY ’97 #1 First Look

It’s a Radical ‘90s Throwback in Your First Look BUFFY ‘97 #1

Discover the Fangtastic Flashback Celebrating 25 Years of the One and Only Slayer in June 2022

BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at BUFFY ’97 #1, a special oversized one-shot issue celebrating the 25th anniversary of the beloved global icon with a rad new spin. Coming June 2022, get ready to tap into some geeky joy in this issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Jeremy Lambert (Doom Patrol), with artist Marianna Ignazzi (An Unkindness of Ravens), colorist Mattia Iacono, and letterer Ed Dukeshire.

In this special celebratory edition, Buffy Summers and Willow Rosenberg find themselves trapped… in a ‘90s teen magazine! But obviously it’s not just any old magazine–this one’s part of a demon’s diabolical plan to feed on teenage insecurities. Meanwhile, in true ‘90s makeover montage-style, Spike gives Giles a hand with a fresh new look to impress a very special someone! 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered on March 10th, 1997. The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated series ran for seven seasons from 1997-2003. 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 ’97 #1 features main cover art by acclaimed illustrator Qistina Khalidah (Power Rangers Universe) and variant cover art by superstar artists Megan Hutchison-Cates (The Nice House on the Lake), Yoshi Yoshitani (Zatanna and the House of Secrets), Nick Brokenshire (Star Wars Adventures), and Paulina Ganucheau (Wonder Woman).

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Proctor Valley Road by Grant Morrison, Alex Child, and Naomi Franquiz; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Eve by Victor LaValle and Jo Mi-Gyeong; and the upcoming Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano and Alice Ever After by Dan Panosian and Giorgio Spalletta. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Atreides from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna, and Francesco Mortarino; and Magic from Jed McKay and Ig Guara.

Print copies of BUFFY ‘97 #1 will be available for sale on June 22, 2022 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 Kindle.