THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #5 First Look

Secrets and Delectable Demons in THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #5

Discover a Fate Far More Stomach Churning Than Drama Between Friends in August 2022

BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #5, the next issue of the new comic book series from the universe of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. From the creative team of award-winning author Sarah Gailey (Eat The Rich, Magic for Liars), artist Sonia Liao (A Thief Among The Trees), colorists Valentina Pinto and Riccardo Giardina, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, comes a new era for the Chosen One as she faces an impossible choice and a danger so powerful it threatens the lives of everyone and everything she holds dear in August 2022.

After a demonic culinary encounter, Buffy, already hurt after being sidelined by the rookie Slayer who’s supposed to be her friend, is even more emotionally injured by Faith keeping secrets. But even worse, Buffy goes to Xander for antiparasitic medicine, because she may have contracted something far worse than food poisoning… 

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. 

THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #5 features main and variant cover art by acclaimed illustrator Ario Anindito (Magic: The Hidden Planeswalker) and variant cover art by fan favorite artists Francesco Francavilla (House of Slaughter), Bex Glendining (Nubia: Real One), and Yoshi Yoshitani (Fox and Hare). 

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; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Basilisk by Cullen Bunn and Jonas Scharf; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; and the upcoming series Briar by Christopher Cantwell and Germán García, Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A,L. Kaplan, The Approach by Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley, and Jesus Hervas; and Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard. 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, Mat Groom, Moises Hidalgo, and Marco Renna; and Magic from Jed McKay and Ig Guara.

Print copies of  THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #5 will be available for sale on August 31, 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.

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