By Ricardo Serrano Denis
Boom Studios has revealed the new creative team behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Jordie Bellaire and Dan Mora will take on what Boom editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon describes as a story which brings Buffy’s world closer to our own. Kevin Wada, Becca Carey, Jen Bartel and Royal Dunlap have been brought in for variant cover duties.
Jordie Bellaire made a spectacularly successful jump from coloring to writing horror fiction with Redlands, which was illustrated by Vanesa R. del Rey. Bellaire’s gritty supernatural story brought critical social problems into the narrative, mainly in terms of how predatory patriarchy and unstable power relations are quickly being taken over by powerful and dangerous women.
Pairing Bellaire with the Buffy license makes absolute sense given the author’s dark grasp on horror and should result in one of the most memorable Buffy stories in a long time.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 arrives January 9, 2019.