BOOM! Studios announced that iconic Buffy The Vampire Slayer character Robin Wood will join the publisher’s hotly-anticipated reimagining of the pop culture phenomenon, in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, with the reveal of the character design by Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora.
While fans first met Robin Wood in the seventh season of the television series as both the principal of Sunnydale High and a vampire hunter, he will join the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 2019 as captain of the Sunnydale Field and Track team – a model student and high school heartthrob with a mysteriously broken wrist. But when Robin meets Buffy and the Scooby Gang, some fists (and sparks) might just fly before they discover the truth about each other…and how they need to work together to save Sunnydale.
Alongside Mora, Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire and series creator/story consultant Joss Whedoninvite readers to meet a Buffy Summers like the one they know – trying to make friends at her new school, get decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny as the next in a long line of vampire slayers tasked with defeating the forces of evil. But the Slayer’s world looks a lot more like the one outside your window, as this new series brings her into a new era with new challenges, new friends…and a few enemies you might already recognize (including fan-favorite Drusilla’s debut as THE MISTRESS).
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 comes to comic shelves January 23, 2019.