BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER 25th Anniversary Special #1 First Look


Discover Brand New Stories and the Shocking Prologue to a New Buffyverse Series in a Special Issue March 2022

BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1, a special oversized one-shot issue celebrating the 25th anniversary of the beloved global icon in March 2022.  Discover brand new original stories about your Buffyverse favorites from an all star team of creators, including writers Jeremy Lambert, Lilah Sturges, Danny Lore, Casey Gilly, and Sarah Gailey with artists Claudia Balboni, Claire Roe, Bayleigh Underwood, Marianna Ignazzi, and Carlos Olivares. 

25 years later, dive into a whole new universe of stories celebrating the phenomenal icon of a generation, Buffy Summers. Where in the Multiverse is Buffy? And what’s happened to the Scooby Gang? Find out in several new original stories as well as the surprising epilogue to BOOM! Studios’ acclaimed first three years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Fans will also discover in this 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL a can’t-miss prologue to The Vampire Slayer #1, a brand new comic book series from Hugo Award-winning author Sarah Gailey, relaunching the Buffyverse for new readers and longtime fans everywhere in April 2022!

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 THE VAMPIRE SLAYER 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 features main cover art by acclaimed illustrator Frany (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and variant cover art by superstar artists Jenny Frison (Something is Killing the Children), Jorge Corona (Wynd), and Mirka Andolfo (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow).

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 THE VAMPIRE SLAYER 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 will be available for sale on March 30, 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.