US publisher BOOM! Studios has announced that Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Willow #1, the premiere issue of the brand new five-issue limited series, from award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass), acclaimed artist Natacha Bustos (Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur), colourist Eleonora Bruni, and letterer Jodi Wynne, has sold out at the distributor level.
In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has announced Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Willow #1 Second Printing, available in August 2020 and featuring brand new cover art by comic artist and illustrator Naomi Franquiz (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl).
After everything – and everyone – she lost to the Hellmouth, Willow is leaving Sunnydale on a world-spanning road trip in search of her true self. She stumbles on a community of people like her: lost witches looking for answers… but there’s a darkness at the heart of it, one that reminds Willow of something she’s felt before, something that she fears inside herself.
Now, truly alone for the first time in her life, Willow must rely only on her instincts – and her magic – to save herself from a threat Buffy never prepared her to face…or the rest of the world will pay the price.
“It’s been an absolute blast getting Willow #1 in stores as everyone’s favorite nerdy witch strikes out on her own for an adventure that introduces longtime fans and new readers to the greater, wider magical world of the Buffyverse,” said Filip Sablik, President, Publishing & Sales, BOOM! Studios.
“The amazing creative team of Mariko, Natacha, Eleonora, and Jodi have made this premiere issue a must-have, which is why we’re very excited to announce a second printing with a beautifully illustrated new cover by Naomi Franquiz.”
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Willow 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; The Red Mother by Jeremy Haun and Danny Luckert; King of Nowhere by W. Maxwell Prince and Tyler Jenkins; Alienated by Simon Spurrier and Chris Wildgoose; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; and We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo.
The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David López; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.
• Print copies of Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Willow #1 Second Printing will be available for sale on 5th August 2020 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one). Digital copies of Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Willow #1 can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.
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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.