Following up on last month's announcement of a super-mega-crossover event called Hellmouth taking place across their Buffyverse comics, along with a tease of an additional series to launch with the event, explosive publisher BOOM! Studios has officially announced Hellmouth #1. Launching in September, Hellmouth #1 will be written by Jordie Bellaire and Jeremy Lambert with art by Eleonora Carlini. A press release contains more info:
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 1, 2019) – BOOM! Studios is proud to kick off The Road to San Diego, a ten-day,ten-announcement spotlight on the most exciting comic book and graphic novel news in advance of Comic Con International in San Diego (July 17–21), with the announcement today of the first-ever Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel event series HELLMOUTH. The five-issue series from writers Jordie Bellaire (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) & Jeremy Lambert (Doom Patrol) and artist Eleonora Carlini (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers) brings Buffy and Angel face-to-face in the world-ending event hundreds of years in the making—the opening of the gates to the Hellmouth!
Buffy and her Scooby Gang will have to muster all their strength as they deal with an open Hellmouth that threatens the lives of everyone they love in Sunnydale. Meanwhile, Angel, the vampire cursed with a soul, arrives in town to find his redemption by doing whatever it takes to close the Hellmouth…and no human, demon or Slayer will stand in his way.
HELLMOUTH #1 features a main cover by fan favorite artist Jenny Frison (Wonder Woman), along with variant cover by acclaimed illustrator and movie poster artist Kyle Lambert (Stranger Things), as well as a variant cover by artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews (R.L. Stine's Just Beyond) that connects to ANGEL #5 and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #8!
And Bellaire says of the event:
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. We've got a lot planned for readers!
And Lambert says:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is my favorite TV show of all time. So when I heard Jordie's pitch for this…well, first I had to lie down for a bit, but then I started jumping around like an idiot. I'm so excited to share what's in store! Exploring the wealth of love and friendship in this series, the ties that bind the Scooby Gang, and pushing each and every one of them to the brink in HELLMOUTH is going to be terrifying–and an absolute joy. See you in Sunnydale… or what's left of it?
And finally, Carlini adds:
Buffy will always hold a piece of my heart. I remember when I used to go to my grandmother's house after school and have lunch in front of the TV because I didn't want to miss a single note of the opening theme! This memory makes me smile every time. And now, so many years later, it's an absolute thrill to be a part of this, working on HELLMOUTH.
Look for more info to be revealed at San Diego Comic-Con, as this announcement kicks off a ten-day series of announcements heading into the big event. Hellmouth #1 hits stores on October 9th.