Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic Issues
Buffy's used to dealing with a lot of weirdness in her role as the Slayer, but what's she to make of a backpack full of maggots? How about a herd of rats that overrun the cafeteria just as she's sitting down to eat? If Buffy didn't know any better, she'd think someone was out to get her. But who could _possibly_ be upset with a vampire slayer?
When Oz left Sunnydale to search for a way to control his werewolf nature, he found what he needed in the Far East. Now that untold story is revealed in comics, as it could never be told on the small screen! Christopher Golden, fan-fave writer of _Buffy_ novels and comics, takes Oz across the world to a secret monastery to find inner peace. But when he gets there, he finds that many of the monks have been kidnapped by a race of demons. Now, if Oz is ever going to master the beast within, he has to rescue the monks and defeat a terrible demon.
Buffy and Angel come face to face with each other and their own feelings of hopelessness when a powerful spell sends their subconscious to a dream world where they must fight as gladiators against the toughest warriors in all the known worlds. As Buffy and Angel separately win their way through the ranks of gladiators, it is inevitable to what end they are headingwill they figure a means of escape before they are set against one another?
Russian vampire mobsters are threatening Sunnydale, and there's only one person who can stop them legend-in-his-own-mind Jonathan! But this time Jonathan will need a little help from a certain Slayer and her pals. Sure, they're amateurs, but every little bit helps. Straight from the small screen, where he starred in his own episode of _Buffy the Vampire Slayer_, Jonathan jumps into comics, and television writer Jane Espenson is bringing him to life again, along with the regular Buffy art team of Cliff Richards and Joe Pimentel. Don't miss this story. Hey, even Buffy's a big fan of this guy. From the writer of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Superstar"!
For four years, Giles has acted as Buffy's Watcher. In the first of two special tales, readers will follow him on a rare solo adventure. The death of his former mentor draws Giles back to England, where he discovers that the Watcher's Council is guarding a terrible secret, one which may bring about the resurrection of the dark Elder Gods. And even though the Council does not want his help, Giles may be the only person with the knowledge to stop the coming of this supernatural terror. In the second story of this collection, Buffy and Riley navigate the treacherous territory involved in dating the Slayer. Also includes the short story "Punish Me With Kisses" featuring Willow and Tara.
A huntress is stalking demons in L.A. Normally this would be a good thing, except she's leaving survivors and telling them Angel sent her. Now Angel has an army of demons on his tail, hell-bent on revenge. What's a vampire to do? And how long can his human companions, Cordelia and Wesley, remain safe? Meanwhile, monsters are fleeing the carnage in L.A. and seeking refuge in Sunnydale, where they're being dealt with by the Slayer. Buffy, Giles, and the gang learn about the havoc, and Buffy determines that she must go to Angel's side to lend a hand; a decision that does not sit at all well with Buffy's vampire-hunting boyfriend, Riley.
In the midst of its hottest summer, the town of Sunnydale faces the worst infestation of insects anyone has ever seen. Innocent people have begun to transform into giant, demonic insects. Buffy and her friends have to find a way to stop the supernatural force that's got everyone buzzing, literally. Light up some citronella candles, remember to close the screen door, and join us for the crunchiest, gooey, most creepy-crawliest adventure in the history of _Buffy the Vampire Slayer_! Novelists Tom Fassbender and Jim Pascoe reveal Buffy's horrible summer between her freshman and sophomore years of college with the help of the fan-favorite _Buffy_ art team of Cliff Richards and Joe Pimentel.
_Buffy the Vampire Slayer_'s own Amber "Tara" Benson takes up scripting duties on these stories of everyone's favorite Wiccan couple, Willow and Tara, with the help of writer Christopher Golden (_Angel_, _Buffy TVS: The Watcher's Guide_, _BPRD_). This volume collects the Willow and Tara one-shot "WannaBlessedBe" drawn by Terry Moore, and Andi Watson's two- part Willow and Tara comic strip featured in _Dark Horse Extra_!
Remember that time when Buffy's little sister Dawn first found out that Buffy is the Slayer? And then when Angel almost killed Dawn, because no one had told her that he'd turned evil again? Buffy and the gang all have memories connected to Dawn, and only Buffy and Giles know they're not real. But there are still a lot of unanswered questions as to _how_ Dawn came into Buffy's life, and where these memories come from. Now, Dawn has vanished without a trace, and the Scooby gang has no clue where to find her. But Buffy will stop at nothing to find her little sister, even if she has to face off against a cadre of crazed, bloodsucking monks and a former Vampire Slayer turned Slayer Vampire!
Buffy's mom is dead, the emotions of Buffy and her friends are running high, and lots of little things are causing lots of little problems. With everybody preoccupied with grief, anger, guilt, and regret the fight against the forces of darkness doesn't seem all that crucial somehow. Somebody should have told that to the swarm of angry, deformed, green demon-children that are tearing apart Buffy's house and trying to chew off her face. Want it or not, Buffy has a fight on her hands. But one of her closest friends is keeping a secret that is either the key to victory -- or could get them all killed. Collecting the four-issue series, plus the super-spooky, slam-bang festival of fangs _Night of 1000 Vampires_ one-shot!
Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski, writers of the videogame _Buffy: Chaos Bleeds_, bring the story straight to comics in this look into the twisted world of the game. The barriers between alternate realities have begun to erode around Sunnydale, and Buffy and the gang face nightmare versions of friends and allies, as well as enemies thought long dead. Featuring the return of the vampiric Gorch clan, Sid the Dummy, Faith and more!
In "Lost & Found" ... Buffy's dead. Her friends are trying to get on with their lives. Between them, there is enough anger, frustration, loss, guilt and tragedy to drown an ocean...or resurrect an ancient demon. Sunnydale being what it is means things aren't looking too good for the Scoobies. A lovelorn demon has been set free into our dimension, and its food is the grief of Buffy's nearest and dearest. In "Rock �N' Roll All Night And Sleep Every Day" ... Spike runs into an old enemy from his punk days in NYC. Some vampires never change.
Amber Benson, _Buffy the Vampire Slayer_'s Tara, and acclaimed _Buffy_ novelist Christopher Golden team up with one of the hottest new animation-to-comics transplantsartist Ajit Jothikaumarto bring you the eagerly anticipated follow-up to last year's _Willow & Tara_ special. In _Wilderness_, Willow, Tara, and Buffy's little sister Dawn are drawn into a web of magical intrigue and horror after stumbling upon a stretch of cursed earth just off the Pacific Coast Highway. Something controls the forest animals, causing them to attack and kill any human who wanders too far into the woods. Can the girls put an end to the mysterious force that's corrupting the natural order and make it back to civilization alive? Or will the woods claims three more victims?
Buffy is dead. Her friends are trying to get on with their lives. Between them, there is enough anger, frustration, loss, guilt, and tragedy to resurrect an ancient demon. Things aren't looking too good for Willow, Xander, and the gang. A lovelorn demon has been set free into our dimension, and its food is the grief of Buffy's nearest and dearest. If that's not bad enough, a horde of demonic reptilian sorcerers plan to resurrect their fallen comrade and paint the town blood red. Can Buffy's friends face the threat without a Slayer to defend them? Willow finds that she can learn a great deal from these reptilian mystics. And if there's going to be one resurrection, why can't there be TWO?
When Buffy came back from the dead earlier this season, she received a call from Angel, asking for a secret rendezvous. When she came back to Sunnydale the next episode, she didn't tell anyone what happened while she was away. Now Jane Espenson, the TV scribe behind both those episodes, gives us a glimpse into that secret night...Featuring a reunion of _Buffy_ artists dating from the very beginning of our series. This special one-shot, featuring extra story pages, brings back Randy Green, Chynna Clugston-Major, Ryan Sook, and many more. Fronted by Jeff Matsuda, who's drawn more _Buffy_ covers than any other artist, this is a must for followers of the show.
Buffy's finally back in the game, fully recovered from her recent trip to heaven. But someone else is back, toothe sexy vamp D.J., Velatti (from the recent hit novel _Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Creatures of Habit_). She's out for revenge, and she's noticed that Willow's powerful addiction to magic is growing out of control. Check out the cosmic comic-book debut of the dopest D.J. diva, that will make more than your head spin... It's a hard-trance thriller brought to you by novelists Tom Fassbender and Jim Pascoe, featuring the tweaky visuals of guest artist Paul Lee, one half of the art team from the _Buffy_ illustrated novel _Creatures of Habit_.
This volume collects _Buffy_ newcomer Scott Lobdell's (_X-men_, _Highroads_) debut story arc along side veteran _Buffy_ scribe Fabian Nicieza! Joining established _Buffy_ artist Cliff Richards, Lobdell and Nicieza begin their run by wrapping up four years worth of stories, featuring many returning faces. This story paves the way for a whole new direction for the _Buffy_ comics. Collecting issues #47-50 of the ongoing _Buffy the Vampire Slayer_ series.
The gang is off to college and Buffy's whole world is changing. How much education does a girl who's destined to kill monsters her whole life really need? To quell her confusion, Buffy throws herself into Slaying with wild abandon and disastrous results. Her killing of Sunnydale's answer to big foot may just bring about the rising of the demon Ky-Laag, and the end of the world. And the only group who know what's going on and who want to stop it, the mysterious Blood of Carthage, also want to kill Buffy for starting it all. What's a gal to do? The events in this story will have repercussions in the Buffy-verse for years to come, so do not miss it!
Angel has an encounter with someone from his past, and now has to face a threat he had hoped had been long destroyed: the Hollower. The Hollower is a natural predator of vampires. The hideous thing might be linked to Angel's salvation or his destruction.
In "Hello Moon" Buffy goes for a moonlit walk on the beach, and encounters a hideous fish monster thing. But green and slimy is not the Chosen One's only trouble this night! In "Cursed" we take a bite into Angel's dark, deathy, and Darla-filled past. Then in "Dead Love" Giles does a little soul searching.
Buffy the next runway supermodel? Believe it! Buffy pursues a potential modeling career only to learn that beauty isn't just skin deep. Selke, the vampire Buffy thought was killed in a mausoleum fire, returns with a vengeance, and convinces a plastic surgeon to find a solution to her "cosmetic" complaints. She's back, and she's out for blood literally!
Sunnydale, California. It's a nice place to visit. But not after dark. All kinds of things go on around here when the sun goes down. The people of Sunnydale turn a blind eye, and wait for dawn. So it's no surprise, really, that nobody pays any attention to the arrival of a single, unremarkable vehicle. But they're going to wish they had...
Sunnydale High is abuzz with anticipation about a movie being filmed in town! The whole gang wants to get involved, with the bright lights of Hollywood blinding the more sinister aspects of the filmmaker himself. Is he just an eccentric genius or an ominous, shadowy character? Find out as Buffy and her pals get caught in "The Final Cut"! All the action and adventure of the weekly television show rolled into a monthly comic!
In part 2 of Food Chain... All Buffy Summers wants is to hang out with her friends and relax. Is that too much to ask? It is when you're the Slayer and there's a demonic force ripping through town leaving a pile of bodies behind it. And even if she doesn't particularly like the guys getting offed, Buffy's gotta put a stop to it!
The new girl in Sunnydale, by all appearances, is your typical sweet, intelligent high-school senior, except for one thing--the crowd she runs with! She hangs out with more punks and delinquents than in juvenile hall, yet Buffy still finds something . . . different about her. This digital issue also includes the special "Play With Fire"Buffy Summers has a mission in life: save the (relatively) innocent denizens of Sunnydale from the forces of evil. Sounds kinda hard, doesn't it? Well, Buffy makes it look easy!
With spring in the air and a day off from school, the gang decides to have a get together. Harboring thoughts of an all-night, all-girl slumber party, Willow's new gal-pal, Cynthia, volunteers to coordinate it. The only problem is whom to invite. Buffy's in. Cordelia, too. What about Xander? Eight ladies, all in their pajamas. One way or another, Xander's going to make it!
Dashing through the snow, in a one horse open slay! The comics adaption of the hit television show continues as the Yuletide rolls into Sunnydale. A puzzling heat wave is the least of Buffy's concerns when she realizes she does not possess the monetary means to afford the holiday season (or a new dress for the Winter Dance!). To add insult to injury, she is forced to get a job in the mall to pay for her expenditures. All would be well, though, if she didn't have to wear a paper hat and if her employer wasn't quite so "cold" toward her . . . - Hector Gomez, artist of _Buffy: The Dust Waltz_ graphic novel, steps in for this special fill in! _ _
Buffy Summers' horrific holiday season continues as Turkey Day rolls into Sunnydale. The day before begins as hectic as any past Thanksgiving, save for one exception: some strange goings-on around the house have set Buffy's mind a flutter. What happened to the vampire that survived the fateful Halloween massacre? Who's been digging through her family's trash at night? And why do so many people wait until the last minute to go grocery shopping?! Also includes six-page special "Dance With Me"; It isn't supposed to be like this. There's a dance at Sunnydale High tonight. Any other girl would be there laughing, gossiping, dancing. But much as she'd like to be...much as it pains her...Buffy Summers isn't like other girls. She's the Chosen One. She's the Vampire Slayer.
With the approach of Halloween, Sunnydale experiences an increase in vampire-related murders. The search for the perpetrators is called to a halt on All Hallow's Eve and Buffy looks forward to an uneventful night of trick or treating with her friends . . . but how uneventful will it stay? The killers are still on the loose and there was that one house that refused to answer the door . . .
Buffy Summers is not like other girls. She's been chosen to save the world from the vampire plague, and balancing saving the world with high school is no easy task. Presenting an all-new adventure of everyone's favorite Slayer, written by Andi Watson, the creator of _Skeleton Key_, Joe Bennett, and Rick Ketcham, artist on _Superman_ and _Journey into Mystery_.
Who are the mysterious sisters who have come to Sunnydale, and what are those nasty beasts that they have brought with them? It's Buffy's job as the Slayer to find out, and do it but good! Of course, things can't help but be complicatedone of the sister's has her sights on Angel! Balancing school books with the undead, Buffy takes the definition of awkward teen years to the extreme.
Spike and Drusilla, the fan-favorite bloodsuckers from the hit show _Buffy the Vampire Slayer_, hit the road in their very own one-shot! Following their flight from Sunnydale at the end of last season, the pair find themselves in Eastern Europe, recovering and searching for what they have always sought. For Drusilla, her quest for power is consuming. Spike just wants to have some fun. Will their personal differences be too much for the couple to succeed? Co-written by James Marsters (Spike from _Buffy the Vampire Slayer_ television series).
From the writer of the television series and the most-talked-about artist on the comics series comes an intricate and explosive graphic novel. Set in Season 2 of _Buffy the Vampire Slayer_, the story begins just after Angel killed Jenny Calendar. Giles is a wreck, and Buffy's not much better, knowing the man she loves is a homicidal maniac. But when the armor of a samurai demon is stolen from a cargo ship, a new battle is pitched to determine who will master the Ring of Fire. With Angel teamed with Spike and Dru, and Giles nearly out of commission, Buffy, Willow, Xander, and Kendra hardly stand a chance.
Buffy Summers has faced vampires, demons, and monsters, but now she must face the scariest thing of all: the divorce of her parents. No vampire is safe as the tortured young Slayer takes her anger and frustrations to the streets of LA, all the while being closely watched by the mysterious vampire with a soul known as Angel. In a failed attempt to alleviate her pain, Angel accidentally unleashes the Malignancy Demons upon her and her family, each of which personifies and draws its power from particular bad feelings. Well known for his work on everything from _X-Men_ to _Justice League_, writer Fabian Nicieza has long been a favorite of comics fans! This digital publication was originally published as _Buffy the Vampire Slayer_ #60-#63, August-November 2003. It is collected in _Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus_ Volume 2.
Responsibility sucks. And sometimes, there's no avoiding it. You are what you are. You do what you do. For newly minted fifteen-year-old Buffy Summers, that means being the Slayera protector against the demons that shadow mankind. Or on this night, a fate worse than that_a Friday night stuck dragging her little sister around the Santa Monica pier! Enjoy artist Jeff Matsuda's cartoony depictions in this story that takes place in the early days of Buffy's adventures, before Season 1 of the original series. This digital publication was originally published in _Reveal_, November 2002. It is collected in _Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus_ Volume 2.
Buffy Summers has burned down the school gym, run off to Vegas, and filled her diary with tales of vampires and demonsher parents see no other choice than to have her committed to a mental institution. During her stay, Buffy finds that she likes not having to slay vampires and demons night after night. But there's something sinister going on here, as some of the doctors may not be what they appear. Meanwhile, in England, Rupert Giles's use of black magic has stopped a corrupt Watcher from destroying the Council. This digital publication was originally published as _Buffy the Vampire Slayer_ #56-#59, in April to July 2003. It is collected in _Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus_ Volume 1.
Continuing the look into Buffy's life before Sunnydale, we take a detour with Dawn. A mysterious package is accidentally delivered to the younger Summers sister, and the enchanted teddy bear Hoopy wreaks havoc upon the life of the little ten-year-old. Intended to destroy the Slayer, the gift leads Dawn unwittingly into her first adventure, years before she'd ever be accepted into the Scooby gang. It's the all-Paul Lee issue! Paul Lee, creator of _Lurid_ and longtime cover artist on the _Buffy_ series, writes, draws, colors, and letters this special, hilarious issue. This digital publication was originally published as _Buffy the Vampire Slayer_ #55, in March 2003. It is collected in _Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus_ Volume 1.
It's 1996, and Buffy Summers has just accepted her role as the vampire Slayer. After the destruction of her high school, she flees to Las Vegas to sort out her life. Meanwhile, Watcher Rupert Giles wonders why on earth his Slayer hasn't arrived in Sunnydale. This comic takes you where the TV show never did, back to the roots of everything, in the summer before Buffy arrived in Sunnydale. And there's a tall, dark, and handsome stranger keeping an eye on her during those dangerous nights in Vegas. This digital publication was originally published as _Buffy the Vampire Slayer_ #51�#54, in November 2002 to February 2003. It is collected in _Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus_ Volume 1.
Bear witness to teenager Buffy Summers's transformation from simple high-school student to super vampire Slayer! Follow Buffy's trials and tribulations as she comes to accept her destined role to thwart the legions of the undead in their plan to spread their veil of evil across Los Angeles. Adapted from creator Joss Whedon's original screenplay from the _Buffy the Vampire Slayer_ feature film, _The Origin_ updates the material to match the tone and characters of the hit television series, making this the official _Buffy_ launching pad! This digital publication was originally published as _Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Origin_ #1�#3, in January through March 1999. It is collected in _Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus_ Volume 1.
It's 1933, and Spike and Dru, our favorite vampire duo, are at the World's Fair to have a little fun and maybe eat some tourists. But there's always someone who wants to rain on their paradelike the deadly vampire hunters who are a tad angry at Spike for killing their ancestor, a girl who just happened to be a Slayeror the chaos wizard who's using his scientific display as a front for his attempts to call forth the Elder Gods and end the world! Another twisted tale of vampire love from writer Christopher Golden (_Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watcher's Guide_) and artist Ryan Sook (_Buffy_, _Superman_), the creative team responsible for Spike and Dru's previous Dark Horse adventures. This digital publication was originally published as _Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike and Dru_ #3, in December 2000. It is collected in _Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus_ Volume 1.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the latest in a long tradition of young women who've been trained to give their lives in the war against vampires. We've gotten glimpses of these other women over the years on T.V., in comics, and in books. Now for the first time, the writers from the television series, including the show's creator, Joss Whedon, and one of its stars, Amber "Tara" Benson, present the tales of these girls, with the help of comics' greatest artists. Gene Colan, co-creator of Marvel's Blade and Tomb of Dracula, returns to Dark Horse for the story of a young girl in 1970s New York, battling vampires. Tim Sale, artist of recent epics Batman: The Long Halloween and Superman for All Seasons teams with Joss Whedon for a grim tale of a medieval slayer. American comics legend P. Craig Russell (Dr. Strange, The Ring of the Nibelung) and international rising star Mira Friedmann (Actus Tragicus) also join the stellar lineup.