BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of Jordie Bellaire and Dan Mora's Buffy The Vampire Slayer #4. The preview teases teases a major death, as well as Buffy and Robin Wood having a date. Additionally, the first look art shows Cordelia Chase daydreaming about Spike, potentially hinting at something more between the two characters.
According to the plot summary provided in the press release, "Buffy Summers thinks she’s faced the worst Sunnydale has to offer – like the Mistress Dru and her mysterious ally Spike – but this is the moment that changes everything for her. One member of her newly formed Scooby Gang won’t survive Dru’s master plan – and the shocking first appearance of one of Joss Whedon’s most popular characters may not be enough to save the day. Not to mention Buffy’s got a date with Robin Wood that’s gonna be completely ruined now!"
“Every time Buffy thinks she’s got it figured out, a bomb gets dropped that changes everything, reinforcing her fears that she isn’t good enough, that the future is uncertain, and that she might not live long enough to put things right.” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios, in the book's press release. “Amidst this uncertainty, the explosive events that break into Buffy’s life will happen when she least expects them, leaving longtime fans and new readers stunned by the events unfolding behind Buffy’s back.”
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.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer #4 hits shelves on April 3. The issue features covers from Matthew Taylor, Kevin Wada and Feifei Ruan.
You can see the cover and first look images below.