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"Angels We Have Seen on High" is a short story from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series. It was written by Fabian Nicieza with Scott Lobdell and illustrated by Jeff Matsuda with Hakjoon Kahn and Nolan Obena. It was originally published on November 20, 2002 by Dark Horse Comics.


In a landmark Buffy story, Scott Lobdell and Jeff Matsuda reveal the first meeting between Angel and Dawn, set before Buffy ever came to Sunnydale, before she and Angel ever met.[1]


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Organizations and titles[]



  • Los Angeles County
    • Santa Monica Pier


Death count[]

  • Unidentified vampire, staked by Buffy Summers.
  • Unidentified vampire guard, staked by Angel.

Behind the scenes[]


  • This story originally appeared in the anthology magazine Reveal! issue #1.
  • The title refers to the Christmas carol "Angels We Have Heard on High" (1862).
  • The story takes place in the Pacific Park amusement park located in Santa Monica, California.
  • Jeff Matsuda included a cameo of characters Uncle and Jade, which he designed for the cartoon show Jackie Chan Adventures. He appears as himself in the "the end" panel, along with background artists Hakjoon Kahn and Nolan Obena.


Pop culture references[]

  • Buffy says she's "Michelin girl," in reference to the tire manufacturer.
  • Dawns calls a trio of vampires as "Chains 'R' Us," in reference to the name of baby product retailer Toys "R" Us.
  • Dawn says Buffy has a "NyQuil face" in reference to the brand of cold medicine.


  1. "Reveal! #1 TPB." Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved on February 18, 2023.