|The subject of this article is non-canonical.
While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse continuity.
A Nice Girl Like You (also known as Food Chain, Part One) is the twelfth issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic series. Written by Christopher Golden and illustrated by Christian Zanier, it was originally published on August 18, 1999 by Dark Horse Comics.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
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.
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- Buffy avoids seeing mummies at the museum due to "bad memories," in reference to the incident in the episode "Inca Mummy Girl."
- Brad will once again deal with a lower being in The Food Chain, attempting to raise Quafongg.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Individuals[edit | edit source]
- Baird (Only mentioned)
- Brad Caulfield
- Cordelia Chase
- Enki (Only mentioned)
- Rupert Giles
- Alexander Harris
- Marduk (Only mentioned)
- Daniel Osbourne
- Willow Rosenberg
- Buffy Summers
- Joyce Summers
Species[edit | edit source]
Locations[edit | edit source]
- Egypt (Only mentioned)
- Japan (Only mentioned)
- Chicago, USA (Only mentioned)
- Sunnydale, USA
Objects[edit | edit source]
Death count[edit | edit source]
- Ylisandroth, killed by Buffy Summers.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Production[edit | edit source]
- The title is a reference to the song "A Nice Girl Like You" (1974) by The Intruders, continuing the thread of classic songs for titles since Hey, Good Lookin', Part One.
- Originally titled A Nice Girl Like You, this story was collected under the title Food Chain, Part One.
- The photo cover features a promotional picture taken for Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 3.
Distribution[edit | edit source]
- A Nice Girl Like You was the 72nd best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 36,589 sales in August 1999 at comic specialty stores.
Collections[edit | edit source]
- Food Chain
- Omnibus, Volume 3
- Classic 19: Food Chain, Part One / Play with Fire
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Legacy Edition, Book 2
Pop culture references[edit | edit source]
- Buffy mentions the rap group Beastie Boys.