The Secret Origins of Kendra – Buffy the Vampire Slayer #13

BOOM! Studios, in partnership with 20th Century Fox, revealed a first look at a special issue, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #13, from acclaimed writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands), Harvey Award-winning guest artist Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me), colorists Raúl Angulo and Eleonora Bruni, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, along with visionary writer and director Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel’s The Avengers), about Kendra before she came to Sunnydale, available in March 2020.

Before she became the Slayer, Kendra was a young woman in training on the island of Jamaica, fighting vampires under the guidance of her Watcher, and eagerly awaiting the day that she would be called to serve as the Chosen One. But when the vampires in her hometown get out of hand, threatening the safety of her people, will the young not-yet-Slayer have the strength to face them on her own? Or are the burdens too much for one teen to bear? 

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #13 features main cover art by David López (BlackHand IronHead), as well as variant covers by illustrator Becca Carey, artist Mirka Andolfo (Unnatural), and Valero-O’Connell.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered on March 10th, 1997. The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated series, which 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 is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury The Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora; Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith; and The Red Mother by Jeremy Haun and Danny Luckert. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly from Greg Pak and Lalit Kumar Sharma; Angel from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.

Print copies of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #13 will be available for sale on March 4, 2020 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one). Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

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