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A Boy Named Sue (also known as Bad Blood, Part Three) is the eleventh issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic series. It was written by Andi Watson and illustrated by Joe Bennett.


Summer sizzles as Buffy and her pals continue their quest to stem the tide of evil that is rampant on Earth! In this action-packed issue, Selke and the Doctor continue their scheming and hit upon the solution to Selke’s “cosmetic” complaints. Meanwhile, a jilted student at Sunnydale High learns a valuable lesson in gender relations. All the monsters and mayhem of the hit television show, captured in a monthly comic. This July, when things are heating up outside, kick back with the coolest comic around![1]




Organizations and titles



Weapons and objects

Death count

  • Unidentified man, bitten by Selke.
  • Two unidentified vampires, staked by Buffy Summers.
  • An unidentified vampire, staked by Rupert Giles.

Behind the scenes


  • The photo cover features a promotional picture taken for Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 3.
  • Todd’s list of surnames in his notebook includes “Swanson”, a likely reference to actress Kristy Swanson, who played Buffy Summers in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.
  • Differently from other representations, at this point the comic issues had vampires also able to transform into green creatures with red eyes, pointy ears, a wide mouth, and long teeth. Although, this seems more like an artistic choice, not having direct consequence to the stories.

Pop culture references

  • Buffy jokes about Goosebumps novella series.
  • Todd mentions his band appearing on MTV channel.
  • Cordelia compares Buffy’s work as a Slayer to ER television series.



Cover artwork


  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer #11". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved April 15, 2018.