BOOM! Studios – NEWS WEEK (January 7th, 2019)

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In our latest recap of the news from BOOM! Studios for the past week comes some previews for cover art that will be gracing BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4, as well as details on a new BOLIVAR title from Sean Rubin.

On Wednesday, a preview of the upcoming fourth issue of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER was released. The issue from writer Jordie Bellaire, artist Dan Mora, and with series creator and story consultant Joss Whedon will have a cover from Mondo illustrator Matthew Taylor. 

The issue which is set for release on April 3rd will feature cover art (which you can see below) showcasing Xander surrounded by vampires.

Cover of BOOM! Studios' BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4, artwork by Matthew Taylor. Cover shows Xander Harris surrounded by vampires.

Not to be content with one variant cover for the fourth issue of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, BOOM! released a preview of a Kevin Wada variant for the issue.

Cover of BOOM! Studios BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, art by Kevin Wada

If you thought every variant cover of the fourth issue of BTVS would feature Xander, you were mistaken. Also on Friday came a preview of a cover for the issue from FeiFei Ruan featuring a slayer from 8th century China.

Cover of BOOM! Studios BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, art by FeiFei Ruan

As the week came to an end, BOOM! announced BOOM! Sean Rubin’s Bolivar would be getting a new graphic novel titled BOLIVAR EATS NEW YORK: A DISCOVERY ADVENTURE this November.

The graphic novel about a dinosaur named Bolivar and his neighbor Sybil is tells a story about Bolivar eating some of the many different cuisines that are in New York City, since he primarily eats corned beef sandwiches.

Cover of BOOM! Studios BOLIVAR EATS NEW YORK: A DISCOVERY ADVENTURE graphic novel by Sean Rubin

Full press release for all the news this week is below. All artwork courtesy of BOOM! Studios.

Xander Faces Danger on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4 Cover 

All-New Cover Reveal for The Most-Anticipated Pop Culture ReVAMP of 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 9, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today unveiled the main cover to BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4 by acclaimed Mondo illustrator Matthew Taylor featuring Xander Harris surrounded by vampires! This vital chapter of the hotly anticipated series will debut in stores April 3, 2019, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products. Catch the first appearance of a major character in Buffy’s life in this issue, as well as the life-altering turn of events that changes one character’s destiny forever.

The reimagining of Joss Whedon’s groundbreaking series reaches the game-changing final chapter of the first arc as Buffy and the Scooby Gang (the name was Xander’s idea, he’s workshopping it, it probably won’t stick) delve deeper into the heart of Sunnydale’s underbelly—and make a shocking discovery about the true nature of the Hellmouth. There’s no turning back for anyone on Team Slayer in this absolutely mind-blowing issue that fans can’t afford to miss.

Welcome back to the Hellmouth, as Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and 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.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer premiered on the WB Network on March 10th, 1997. The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated series, which ran for seven seasons from 1997-2003, stars Sarah Michelle Gellar as “Buffy Summers.” 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 #4 features main covers by fan favorite artist Kevin Wada (She-Hulk) and illustrator Feifei Ruan (Descendant of the Crane, Jim Henson’s Storyteller).

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Joss Whedon’s Firefly, Lev Grossman’s The MagiciansMighty Morphin Power Rangers, Planet of the Apes, Abbott, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus

Print copies of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4 will be available for sale on April 3, 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 followBuffy the Vampire Slayer on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.


Award-Winning BOLIVAR Returns With A New Original Graphic Novel from BOOM! Studios in November 2019

“This brilliantly drawn story will resonate with a wide audience” – School Library Journal 

“It’s an irreverent but loving tribute to a city whose residents have seen it all but sometimes miss what’s right in front of them, too” – Publishers Weekly 

“[Sean] Rubin’s authorial debut is a masterful one” – Booklist 

“Straddling the line between picture books and graphic novels with evident ease, Sean Rubin brings to life the tale of a reclusive Upper West Side dino and the girl that who loves him”- NPR Best Books of 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 9, 2018) – BOOM! Studios has announced BOLIVAR EATS NEW YORK: A DISCOVERY ADVENTURE™, a new original graphic novel arriving in stores November 2019 from Bolivar creator Sean Rubin.

Debuting in 2017, Bolivar introduced readers to a dinosaur that lives in New York City—and his young neighbor Sybil who tries to tell everyone about him. The original graphic novel earned universal acclaim, including a prestigious selection as one of NPR’s “Best Books of 2017”, being named one of 2017 New York Public Library Best Books For Reading And Sharing, earning a 2017 Junior Library Guild Selection and earning a place as a 2018 Excellence In Graphic Literature Finalist: Best Children’s Books. Bolivarcontinued to impress audiences in 2018, earning nominations for 2018 Eisner Comics Industry Award for Best Kids’ Book (Ages 9-12) and 2018 Ringo Award for Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel, while Rubin himself was named a finalist for the 2018 Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award. The original graphic novel also earned starred reviews in top publications such as Publishers Weekly, Booklist and School Library Journal.

In BOLIVAR EATS NEW YORK: A DISCOVERY ADVENTURE™, Sybil learns that Bolivar only likes corned beef sandwiches, so she informs him that he’s been missing out on one of the great attributes of New York City and its rich communities–delicacies from around the world! Knishes! Falafel! Dim Sum! And it wouldn’t be a story in the Big Apple without pizza! Explore the five boroughs: Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan in this lushly illustrated Discovery Adventure™ where kids and parents alike search for their favorite foods, and find other sites unique to one of the greatest cities in the world!

Sean Rubin is a native of Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Princeton University, later making his graphic novel debut in 2017 with Bolivar. He’s also an illustrator for the New York Times Bestselling Redwall series and of the upcoming Astronaut Who Painted the Moon (Scholastic, 2019) and Capital Magic (Holiday House, 2020). 

“I was delighted when BOOM! Studios suggested creating a discovery adventure around Bolivar and New York City, especially because this would give me an opportunity to revisit some of my favorite places to eat in all five boroughs,” said Rubin. “I’ve even had multiple offers to help with the research!”

BOLIVAR EATS NEW YORK: A DISCOVERY ADVENTURE™ is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ ambitious Archaia imprint, home to graphic novels such as Mouse Guardby David Petersen; New World by David Jesus Vignolli; Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramón Pérez; About Betty’s Boob by Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau; and licensed series like Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation.

“Audiences of all ages embraced the hijinks of young Sybil and her prehistoric friend Bolivar as they maneuvered through the streets of Manhattan. But we knew they’re journey was just beginning. . .” said Sierra Hahn, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “BOLIVAR EATS NEW YORK: A DISCOVERY ADVENTURE™ is a love letter to everything that makes New York such an unforgettable city—the mix of people, cultures and, of course, the incredible food!”

Print copies of BOLIVAR EATS NEW YORK: A DISCOVERY ADVENTURE™ will be available for sale in November 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), bookstores 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 BOLIVAR EATS NEW YORK: A DISCOVERY ADVENTURE™and more previews from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

Kevin Wada’s Xander Vlogs on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4 Cover

The Xan Man Coming to You Live from the Cover of the Most Anticipated Revamp of 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 10, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today unveiled the main cover to BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4 by fan favorite artist and illustrator Kevin Wada, featuring Xander Harris as vlogger and gamer @theXeppo! This game-changing issue of the hotly anticipated series will debut in stores April 3, 2019, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products. Catch the first appearance of a major character in Buffy’s life in this issue, as well as the life-altering turn of events that changes one character’s destiny forever.

The reimagining of Joss Whedon’s groundbreaking series reaches the game-changing final chapter of the first arc as Buffy and the Scooby Gang (the name was Xander’s idea, he’s workshopping it, it probably won’t stick) delve deeper into the heart of Sunnydale’s underbelly—and make a shocking discovery about the true nature of the Hellmouth. There’s no turning back for anyone on Team Slayer in this absolutely mind-blowing issue that fans can’t afford to miss.

Welcome back to the Hellmouth, as Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and 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.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer premiered on the WB Network on March 10th, 1997. The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated series, which ran for seven seasons from 1997-2003, stars Sarah Michelle Gellar as “Buffy Summers.” 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 #4 features main covers by acclaimed illustrators Matthew Taylor and Feifei Ruan (Descendant of the Crane, Jim Henson’s Storyteller).

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Joss Whedon’s Firefly, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Planet of the Apes, Abbott, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus

Print copies of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4 will be available for sale on April 3, 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 followBuffy the Vampire Slayer on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Historical Slayer Graces the Cover of  BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4

All-New Cover Reveal for The Most-Anticipated Pop Culture ReVAMP of 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 11, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today unveiled a main cover for BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4 by award-winning illustrator FeiFei Ruan (Descendants of the Crane, Jim Henson’s Storyteller: Giants) featuring the first appearance of a Slayer from ancient eighth-century China.This game-changing issue of the hotly anticipated series will debut in stores April 3, 2019, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products. Catch the first appearance of a major character in Buffy’s life in this issue, as well as the life-altering turn of events that changes one character’s destiny forever.

The reimagining of Joss Whedon’s groundbreaking series reaches the game-changing final chapter of the first arc as Buffy and the Scooby Gang (the name was Xander’s idea, he’s workshopping it, it probably won’t stick) delve deeper into the heart of Sunnydale’s underbelly—and make a shocking discovery about the true nature of the Hellmouth. There’s no turning back for anyone on Team Slayer in this absolutely mind-blowing issue that fans can’t afford to miss.

Welcome back to the Hellmouth, as Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and 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.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer premiered on the WB Network on March 10th, 1997. The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated series, which ran for seven seasons from 1997-2003, stars Sarah Michelle Gellar as “Buffy Summers.” 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 #4 features main covers by acclaimed Mondo illustrator Matthew Taylor and fan favorite artist Kevin Wada (She-Hulk).

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Joss Whedon’s Firefly, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Planet of the Apes, Abbott, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus

Print copies of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #4 will be available for sale on April 3, 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 followBuffy the Vampire Slayer on FacebookTwitter, andInstagram.



 
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