BOOM! Studios will bring Joss Whedon’s power couple, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, together again for the first time in the pages of Hellmouth. The five-issue miniseries is about, naturally, the end of the world.
Jordie Bellaire, who writes the main Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic, will team up with Jeremy Lambert of Doom Patrol and Goosebumps fame to write the series. They’re joined by artist Eleonora Carlini, who previous worked on BOOM!’s Power Rangers comics.
The crossover series features the latest renditions of the characters, who don’t have quite the history that they did in the TV show and Dark Horse line of comics. BOOM! rebooted the characters to a high school setting when they picked up the license, so this will be Buffy and Angel’s first meeting, as editor Jeanine Schaefer explains.
“Buffy and Angel’s paths were always headed for a head-on collision, and Hellmouth is where they finally meet face-to-face for the first time, although it’s not going to go necessarily how you might think,” said Schaefer, an executive editor at BOOM!. “Buffy’s got no reason to trust a vampire, even one with a soul, and she might have cost Angel the only chance he’d ever get to become a human again, so there’s bad blood between the two, meaning it’ll be twice as difficult to save the world from the Hellmouth as Buffy and Angel butt heads!”
With the fabled Hellmouth underneath Sunnydale opening up and unleashing demons, Buffy and her Scooby Gang run into Angel, with both sides looking to find a way to close the door.
“The Hellmouth is finally open and the wheels are coming off! I couldn’t be more thrilled to share this event with Jeremy Lambert, one of my closest friends in the universe, and Eleonora Carlini, whose art is just brilliant,”said Bellaire. “We’ve got a lot planned for readers!”
Look for the first issue in October.