Buffy cover season 10, issue 1

For this first issue of season ten, Dark Horse requested that I do an iconic feeling action scene involving Buffy and a number of zompires/vampires. I really wanted to portray Buffy seeming at the peak of her slaying power, strong and unflinching. I tailored her pose, as I imagined she might look channeling Conan the Barbarian, via Frazetta...and set the action high on the hills, so that I could have a wide expanse of sky as backdrop, framing her, back lit by a bright moon.