BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Explores the History of the Slayers in THE CHOSEN ONES

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Credit: IDW Publishing
Credit: IDW Publishing

Buffy Summers is the most famous Slayer to take the mantle of the chosen warrior against the forces of darkness, but in Buffy the Vampire Slayer lore, she's not the only one - far from it.

BOOM! Studios has announced Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Chosen Ones, a one-shot from writer Mairghread Scott artist Ornella Savarese exploring the history of the Slayer mantle. Here's how BOOM! describes the one-shot:

"In 18th century California, a young woman discovers she's the Chosen One and changes the course of Slayer history forever, in a new story from writer Mairghread Scott (Batgirl) and artist Ornella Savarese, that also reveals the hidden origins of the Hellmouth; the new Slayer first seen on the cover to BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #2 comes to life in 14th century Italy from writer and artist Celia Lowenthal (Over The Garden Wall: Hollow Town), and more."

The main cover, seen to the left, is by Evan Cagle, while Helen Yoon created the variant, seen to the right.

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“Buffy might be the Slayer you know best, but she's not the only incredible woman to be a Chosen One—and you're getting the first appearance of three new Slayers in this issue, as well as the never-before-seen origins of the Sunnydale Hellmouth!” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios in a statement. “Mairghread, Ornella, Celia, and Alexa dig into the secret origins of these important characters from the past who'll have a huge impact on Buffy's future!”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Chosen Ones is due out August 28.

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