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EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Wada's Buffy the Vampire Slayer Cover Reintroduces Willow

BOOM! Studios and 20th Century Fox will relaunch Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 2019 by writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands), artist Dan Mora (Klaus, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers) and series creator and story consultant Joss Whedon (Firefly, Marvel's The Avengers). A variant cover by artist Kevin Wada (She-Hulk) for the second issue puts the spotlight on fan-favorite character Willow Rosenberg.

Wada's variant cover for Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2 features the redheaded Willow looking herself over in a mirror as she prepares for school. Played by Alyson Hannigan in the original Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated series, Willow sports a jean jacket with multiple pins stuck to its left and right sides. Issue #2's main cover will be provided by Mondo illustrator Matthew Taylor, with additional covers by Celia Lowenthal (Over The Garden Wall: Hollow Town), Ryan Inzana (Ichiro) and Audrey Mok (Archie).

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“Willow is one of the most important characters in pop culture history, and I’m thrilled that Jordie and Dan are able to reimagine her as a modern teenager,” Executive Editor Jeanine Schaefer said in a statement. “Kevin perfectly captures the essence of Willow – her joy, humor and warmth – in a stunning new cover spotlighting everyone’s favorite teenage witch.”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2, by Jordie Bellaire, Dan Mora and Joss Whedon, arrives Wednesday, February 13 from BOOM! Studios.

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