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While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse continuity.

A Stake to the Heart, Act Two: Guilt is the sixty-first issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series. It was written by Fabian Nicieza and illustrated by Cliff Richards, with painted pages by Brian Horton.


Buffy Summers's life is in shambles. She's been kicked out of school, recently released from a mental institution, and, to top it all off her parents' crumbling marriage is finally over. Now her would-be protector, the vampire Angel, has unwittingly unleashed a string of demons upon her, in an incredibly misguided attempt to alleviate her grief.[1]






Weapons and ObjectsEdit

Death CountEdit

  • Unidentified man, drained by an unidentified female vampire.
  • Unidentified male vampire, staked by Buffy.

Behind the ScenesEdit


  • The photo cover has two promotional photo shoots for Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 1.[2]
  • This story is part of the third book of the Buffy: Year One trilogy, the last stories of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic, about Buffy Summers as a Slayer before her arrival in Sunnydale.
  • Editor Scott Allie declared about this title: "we entered into [the final part of the Year One storyline] knowing it was going to be the end of the monthly series. The TV show was ending, we'd just done a series in a mental institution ["Slayer, Interrupted"], and we all felt we were doing the best work the monthly had seen. Our disappointment with having the book end was reflected in the extremely dark storyline."[3]


Pop Culture ReferencesEdit

  • Joyce and Hank Summers discuss the ownership of The Clash records.
  • Buffy's bedroom has a poster with Miss Piggy.


Cover ArtworkEdit


  2. Buffy Summers/Gallery#Episode Stills
  3. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Panel to Panel"
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