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A House Divided is the third issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven comic book series. Written by Christos Gage and illustrated by Rebekah Isaacs, it was originally published on January 25, 2017 by Dark Horse Comics. Joss Whedon is the executive producer.

Synopsis

With the magical folk in the US being cataloged and relocated to a “safe" place, Buffy and her friends will have to decide if they will be divided… Or if they will try to run. With Slayers being recruited to help police the magical folk, escaping might not be so easy.[1]

Continuity

Appearances

Individuals

Organization and titles

Species

Locations

Weapons and objects

Rituals and spells

Death count

  • None

Behind the scenes

Production

  • The variant cover features a “deleted scene" from the issue; written by Christos Gage, illustrated by Rebekah Isaacs, and colored by Dan Jackson.
  • For the variant cover script, Gage had suggested Giles' “ridiculous" clothes to be picked from "22 Times Justin Bieber's Clothes Made No Sense" Cosmo article.[2] Isaacs replicated the first outfit of the list.

Distribution

  • A House Divided was the 179th best selling comic issue in its publication month, with 11,361 sales in January 2017 at comic specialty stores.[3]

Collections

Pop culture references

  • The issue's title is a reference to Lincoln's “House Divided" speech, an address about the danger of slavery-based disunion in the United States in 1858.
  • Edward Satyros' partner mentions the anti-miscegenation laws and Japanese-American internment camps in the United States.
  • Buffy calls Jordan a Stormtrooper, in reference to the fictional soldiers.
  • Spike says “Buffy and Clyde" in reference to Bonnie and Clyde, the criminal traveling couple during the 1930s.
  • Spike compares Harmony's citizenship status to Josephine Barker, the entertainer whose career was centered primarily in Europe and in particular in her adoptive country of France. She was an African-American expatriate who later renounced her U.S. citizenship and became a French national.

Other

  • The opening scene is comparable to the role reversal from "Welcome to the Hellmouth", as both scenes reveal the demon is not the one expected (Darla and Edward Satyros).

Gallery

Cover artwork

Preview

References

  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11 #3". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved August 24, 2017‎.
  2. "The Spread of Their Evil..."
  3. "Top 300 Comics Actual--January 2017". ICv2, February 20, 2017.
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