Bleeding Cool was the primary to report on the change of writers on Increase Studios’ Buffy ’97 #1 from Moon Knight scribe and rockstar Max Bemis to longtime Buffy The Vampire Slayer author Jeremy Lambert. Based mostly on what I am listening to it sounds just like the change occurred a while in the past, shortly after the preliminary solicitation went public, resulting from schedules not lining up between Bemis and Increase after the mission was introduced. After which some balls had been dropped and the data was by no means up to date with Diamond… or wherever else till proper earlier than Last Order Cutoff final Monday.
And we had been additionally the primary to report, the author swap is just not the one change that occurred. Understandably, Lambert introduced his personal story to the particular one-shot that, whereas nonetheless maintaining with the nostalgic theme, goes a unique route than Bemis. Though artist An Unkindness of Ravens artist Marianna Ignazzi seems to be the fixed on this mission.
Now, I am additionally listening to that what solicitation textual content would not inform us is that this particular additionally options the primary look of a brand new Massive Dangerous (to make use of Slayerverse terminology) within the type of the mysterious Madame Need. Very a lot within the spirit of the unique present, Madame Need is seemingly a demon that tempts the ’90s teenagers of Sunnydale as an allegory for that decade’s feel-good consumerism. Whether or not she pops up in future Slayerverse tales stays to be seen, but it surely would not be the primary time Increase launched a key new character in a particular one-shot.
And this additionally feels just like the opportune second to take credit score for Increase pushing again the discharge date of Buffy ’97 #1 by one week and re-FOCing it for as we speak, June sixth with retailers receiving the up to date data and an advance PDF to allow them to order precisely. Do not say we by no means did something for you, comedian retailer homeowners.
BUFFY 97 #1 CVR A KHALIDAH
(W) Jeremy Lambert (A) Marianna Ignazzi (CA) Qistina Khalidah
On this particular celebratory difficulty, Buffy Summers and Willow Rosenberg discover themselves trapped… in a ’90s teen journal! However clearly it isn’t simply any previous magazine-this one’s a part of a demon’s diabolical plan to feed on teenage insecurities. In the meantime, in true ’90s makeover montage-style, Spike offers Giles a hand with a contemporary new look to impress a really particular somebody! Have fun the twenty fifth Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Jeremy Lambert (Doom Patrol), artist Marianna Ignazzi (An Unkindness of Ravens). In Retailers: Jun 29, 2022 SRP: $7.99