Look, I get it. Nothing makes you feel older than reading a character you know and love has been around for literal decades. But if Buffy fans have to be reminded of just how long the iconic franchise has been around, at least we’re getting a cool special out of it.

Boom! Studios announced they will drop a Buffy the Vampire Slayer 25th Anniversary Special in March 2022. The special marks 25 years since the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series first premiered (on March 10, 1997). 

The 25th Anniversary Special will be a special oversized one-shot issue. As such, it includes stories and art from a ton of amazing creators. Writers for the special include Jeremy Lambert, Lilah Sturges, Danny Lore, Casey Gilly, and Sarah Gailey. Artists include Claudia Balboni, Claire Roe, Bayleigh Underwood, Marianna Ignazzi, and Carlos Olivares. 

Here’s the official description of the special from Boom! Studios:

25 years later, dive into a whole new universe of stories celebrating the phenomenal icon of a generation, Buffy Summers. Where in the Multiverse is Buffy? And what’s happened to the Scooby Gang? Find out in several new original stories as well as the surprising epilogue to BOOM! Studios’ acclaimed first three years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Fans will also discover a shocking prologue to a brand new comic book series in the Buffyverse from Hugo Award-winning author Sarah Gailey and artist Carlos Olivares!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 25th Anniversary Special features main cover art by Frany, who worked on previous BTVS comics. Variant cover art comes from Jenny Frison (Something is Killing the Children), Jorge Corona (Wynd), and Mirka Andolfo (BTVS: Willow). You can take a look at their covers below.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 25th Anniversary Special hits the Boom! webstore and local comic shops in March 2022.

Until then, don’t forget to catch up with Boom!’s other Buffy stories.