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Buffy Comic Issue
Broken Parts
51-Viva Las Buffy 1
Publication date November 27, 2002
Published by Dark Horse
Issue # 51
Pages 22
Creative Team
Written by Scott Lobdell
Fabian Nicieza
Penciller(s) Cliff Richards
Inker(s) Will Conrad
Colorist(s) Dave McCaig
publication order
Hellmouth to Mouth, Part Four
Full House

Viva Las Buffy! Act 1: Broken Parts is the fifty-first issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series from Dark Horse. It was written by Scott Lobdell and Fabian Nicieza and illustrated by Cliff Richards. Cover art was by Paul Lee and Brian Horton.


It's 1996, and Buffy Summers has recently discovered her role as the Vampire Slayer. She goes to Las Vegas to think about her life. Meanwhile the Watchers are worried about the Slayer going around unsupervised.




Organizations and Titles



Weapons and Objects

Death Count

  • 5 vampires, killed by Buffy
  • 2 vampires, killed by Pike

Behind the Scenes


  • About including Dawn, Scott Allie said "One creative choice that I made here was to include Dawn. It met with some criticism from fans. Dawn wasn't really there during these events, but as the show had explored [...], Buffy would remember her having been there. I always liked Dawn as a character, and so Lobdell and I [...] decided to keep her".[1]


Pop Culture References

  • Pike: "not that I'm Batman or Rambo or nothing", refering to the DC Comics character Batman and the movie character John Rambo, portrayed by Sylvester Stallone in four movies (First Blood (1982), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Rambo III (1988), and Rambo (2008).


  1. [ALLIE, Scott (ed.)] "Introduction." Buffy, the Vampire Slayer Omnibus, vol.1. OR: Dark Horse Comics, 2007: 5.
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