BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at a set of interlocking covers for Angel #5 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer #8, which will serve as lead-ins to an event featuring characters from both series: Hellmouth.
Although there are three covers in total, only two have been released, with the third being for a currently top secret issue related to Hellmouth. The covers and art for the third series will be done by Kelly and Nichole Matthews, who previously worked on R.L. Stine's Just Beyond. The covers will be available in stores when the issues launch in September.
You can see the interlocking covers from the Matthews below and read the solicit text for both issues. Dan Panosian, Troy Nixey and Scott Buoncristiano's covers for Angel #5 are also viewable.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #8
In BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #8, while Buffy and the rest of the Scooby Gang were fighting to save Xander’s soul, the Mistress Drusilla and her lieutenant Spike were busy searching for a way to open the gates of the Hellmouth so they could flood Sunnydale, then eventually the world, with demons and hell on Earth. And they’re close. Can Buffy stop them in time to save the world from utter destruction?
The road to Hellmouth begins in September 2019 from acclaimed writer Bryan Edward Hill (American Carnage, Batman & The Outsiders) and artist Gleb Melnikov, as ANGEL #5 reveals that Angel now knows his true mission—to make sure the Hellmouth stays sealed! He'll stop anyone who gets in his way, be it friend or foe, vampire...or Slayer.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer is based on the hit series created by Joss Whedon. The series ran from 1997 to 2003 on the WB Network and was nominated for Emmys and Golden Globes throughout its run. The show starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers, a young woman tasked with destroying vampires and other creatures of the night. She was aided by her "Scooby Gang" and her Watcher, Rupert Giles.
Angel originally appeared on Joss Whedon's Buffy The Vampire Slayer before getting his own spinoff, which premiered on October 5, 1999. The character was played on TV by David Boreanaz. The first comic based on the character and spinoff series was the Dark Horse Comics 1999 miniseries Angel: The Hollower.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #8 releases September 9, with Angel #5 available on September 25.