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{{DISPLAYTITLE:''Buffy: The High School Years''}}
 
 
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{{ComicSeries
 
{{ComicSeries
|title = ''Buffy: The High School Years''
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|cover = BuffyHSY1-TPB-FC.jpg
|cover = The High School Years logo.png
 
 
|issues = 3
 
|issues = 3
|first = ''[[Freaks & Geeks]]''
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|first = "[[Freaks & Geeks]]"
|firstdate = June 1, [[2016]]
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|firstdate = June 01, [[2016]]
|last = ''[[Parental Parasite]]''
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|last = "[[Parental Parasite]]"
 
|lastdate = June 28, [[2017]]
 
|lastdate = June 28, [[2017]]
 
|publisher = [[Dark Horse Comics]]
 
|publisher = [[Dark Horse Comics]]
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'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is a graphic novel miniseries from [[Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics|''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' comics]]. It was written by [[Faith Erin Hicks]] and [[Kel McDonald]] and illustrated by [[Yishan Li]]. It was originally published from June [[2016]] to June [[2017]] by [[Dark Horse Comics]].
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'''Buffy: The High School Years''' is a graphic novel miniseries from [[Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics|''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' comics]] published by [[Dark Horse Comics]].
   
 
==Premise==
 
==Premise==
Set during [[Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 1|Season 1]] of the television series, ''Buffy: The High School Years'' delivers classic [[Slayer]] action! Moving to a new school and making new friends will create enough anxiety for any teenage girl. But when you're [[Buffy Summers]], a [[vampire]] slayer — the Chosen One (with all that entails) — building a new life can be overwhelming.<ref>[http://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/2165/ "NYCC 2015: Faith Erin Hicks pens all new 'Buffy' tale for young readers"]. Dark Horse Comics, October 11, 2015. Retrieved January 18, 2016‎.</ref>
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Set during [[Buffy the Vampire Slayer (season 1)|Season 1]] of the television series, ''Buffy: The High School Years'' delivers classic [[Slayer]] action! Moving to a new school and making new friends will create enough anxiety for any teenage girl. But when you’re [[Buffy Summers]], a [[vampire]] slayer — the Chosen One (with all that entails) — building a new life can be overwhelming.<ref>[http://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/2165/ “NYCC 2015: Faith Erin Hicks pens all new "Buffy" tale for young readers”]. Dark Horse Comics, October 11, 2015. Retrieved January 18, 2016‎.</ref>
   
 
==Continuity==
 
==Continuity==
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*[[Buffy Summers]] (4/4)
 
*[[Buffy Summers]] (4/4)
*[[Alexander Harris]] (4/4)
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*[[Xander Harris]] (4/4)
 
*[[Willow Rosenberg]] (3/4)
 
*[[Willow Rosenberg]] (3/4)
 
*[[Rupert Giles]] (3/4)
 
*[[Rupert Giles]] (3/4)
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The series includes 3 graphic novels and 1 short story:
 
The series includes 3 graphic novels and 1 short story:
   
===Graphic novels===
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===Graphic Novels===
 
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{| class="wikitable"
 
! scope="col" style="text-align:center;" |Cover
 
! scope="col" style="text-align:center;" |Cover
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| colspan="6" bgcolor="#334455" |
 
| colspan="6" bgcolor="#334455" |
 
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| colspan="1" rowspan="3" |[[File:BuffyHSY-01.jpg|100px]]
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| colspan="1" rowspan="3" |[[Image:BuffyHSY-01.jpg|100px]]
|''[[Freaks & Geeks]]''
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|"[[Freaks & Geeks]]"
 
| style="text-align:center;" |1
 
| style="text-align:center;" |1
| style="text-align:center;" |June 1, 2016
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| style="text-align:center;" |June 01, 2016
 
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| rowspan="1" |'''Writer:''' Faith Erin Hicks
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| rowspan="1" |'''Writer:''' [[Faith Erin Hicks]]
| colspan="2" rowspan="1" |'''Artist:''' Yishan Li
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| colspan="2" rowspan="1" |'''Artist:''' [[Yishan Li]]
 
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| colspan="3" rowspan="1" |A group of nerdy vampires, shunned by their cooler brethren, decide to climb the vampire social ladder by taking out the Slayer. They play on Buffy's insecurities, wearing her down until she is full-on distracted by the mental warfare. But in addition to her Watcher, Giles, this Slayer has a couple of new friends, Willow and Xander, to cheer her on… except, of course, when they're not getting along.
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| colspan="3" rowspan="1" |A group of nerdy vampires, shunned by their cooler brethren, decide to climb the vampire social ladder by taking out the Slayer. They play on Buffy’s insecurities, wearing her down until she is full-on distracted by the mental warfare. But in addition to her Watcher, Giles, this Slayer has a couple of new friends, Willow and Xander, to cheer her on… except, of course, when they’re not getting along.
 
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| colspan="6" bgcolor="#334455" |
 
| colspan="6" bgcolor="#334455" |
 
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| colspan="1" rowspan="3" |[[File:BuffyHSY-02.jpg|100px]]
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| colspan="1" rowspan="3" |[[Image:BuffyHSY-02.jpg|100px]]
|''[[Glutton for Punishment]]''
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|"[[Glutton for Punishment]]"
 
| style="text-align:center;" |2
 
| style="text-align:center;" |2
| style="text-align:center;" |November 1, 2016
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| style="text-align:center;" |November 01, 2016
 
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| rowspan="1" |'''Writer:''' Kel McDonald
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| rowspan="1" |'''Writer:''' [[Kel McDonald]]
| colspan="2" rowspan="1" |'''Artist:''' Yishan Li
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| colspan="2" rowspan="1" |'''Artist:''' [[Yishan Li]]
 
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| colspan="3" rowspan="1" |When Buffy and Xander sign up for Home Ec, assuming it will be an extra-credit cakewalk, they aren't aware that the teacher is a ravenous tiger demon in disguise. The demon's unquenchable appetite has him kidnapping his top students and forcing them to cook for him, and when Xander claims some store-bought treats are his own creations, he becomes the demon's next victim! It's not enough that Buffy has to keep her grades up, but she also has to rescue her friends and fellow students-and give the tiger demon his just desserts!
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| colspan="3" rowspan="1" |When Buffy and Xander sign up for Home Ec, assuming it will be an extra-credit cakewalk, they aren’t aware that the teacher is a ravenous tiger demon in disguise. The demon’s unquenchable appetite has him kidnapping his top students and forcing them to cook for him, and when Xander claims some store-bought treats are his own creations, he becomes the demon’s next victim! It’s not enough that Buffy has to keep her grades up, but she also has to rescue her friends and fellow students-and give the tiger demon his just desserts!
 
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| colspan="6" bgcolor="#334455" |
 
| colspan="6" bgcolor="#334455" |
 
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| colspan="1" rowspan="3" |[[File:BuffyHSY-03.jpg|100px]]
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| colspan="1" rowspan="3" |[[Image:BuffyHSY-03.jpg|100px]]
|''[[Parental Parasite]]''
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|"[[Parental Parasite]]"
 
| style="text-align:center;" |3
 
| style="text-align:center;" |3
 
| style="text-align:center;" |June 28, 2017
 
| style="text-align:center;" |June 28, 2017
 
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| rowspan="1" |'''Writer:''' Kel McDonald
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| rowspan="1" |'''Writer:''' [[Kel McDonald]]
| colspan="2" rowspan="1" |'''Artist:''' Yishan Li
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| colspan="2" rowspan="1" |'''Artist:''' [[Yishan Li]]
 
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| colspan="3" rowspan="1" |Buffy struggles to deal with her mom Joyce's newfound interest in spending time with her. Balancing that with her schoolwork, her friends, and her regular vampire-slaying duties is a challenge. However, when Joyce becomes hypnotized by a childlike demon that craves motherly care, Buffy experiences a new kind of sibling rivalry — except in Buffy's case, her "sibling" is actually a monster!
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| colspan="3" rowspan="1" |Buffy struggles to deal with her mom Joyce’s newfound interest in spending time with her. Balancing that with her schoolwork, her friends, and her regular vampire-slaying duties is a challenge. However, when Joyce becomes hypnotized by a childlike demon that craves motherly care, Buffy experiences a new kind of sibling rivalry — except in Buffy’s case, her “sibling” is actually a monster!
 
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| colspan="6" bgcolor="#334455" |
 
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|-
| colspan="1" rowspan="3" |[[File:No Need to Fear cover.jpg|100px]]
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| colspan="1" rowspan="3" |[[Image:No Need to Fear cover.jpg|100px]]
 
|''[[No Need to Fear, the Slayer's Here]]''
 
|''[[No Need to Fear, the Slayer's Here]]''
| style="text-align:center;" |May 6, 2017
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| style="text-align:center;" |May 06, 2017
 
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| rowspan="1" |'''Writer:''' Kel McDonald
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| rowspan="1" |'''Writer:''' [[Kel McDonald]]
| colspan="2" rowspan="1" |'''Artist:''' Yishan Li
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| colspan="2" rowspan="1" |'''Artist:''' [[Yishan Li]]
 
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| colspan="3" rowspan="1" |In our 2017 all-ages offering, you'll thrill to a monster-slaying, citizen-saving adventure with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Sixteen-year-old Buffy is still learning her trade, and sometimes battles with demons and bad luck can erode a girls confidence — and her ability to have high-school fun… #SlayerStruggleIsReal.
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| colspan="3" rowspan="1" |In our 2017 all-ages offering, you’ll thrill to a monster-slaying, citizen-saving adventure with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Sixteen-year-old Buffy is still learning her trade, and sometimes battles with demons and bad luck can erode a girls confidence — and her ability to have high-school fun… #SlayerStruggleIsReal.
 
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*Artist [[Scott Fischer]] shared in February 2017 a sketch for an unreleased ''Buffy: The High School Years'' cover.<ref>Scott M Fischer, [https://www.instagram.com/p/BP_XKzDD7dy/ "'Hair? Check. Shoes? Check. Crossbow? Check.' Ready for a night out in Sunnydale. #buffy #buffythevampireslayer #btvs #sunnydale #lineart…"]. ''Instagram'', February 1, 2017.</ref> With the sudden decision of [[20th Century Fox]] taking the ''[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer]]'' license back,<ref>Kiel Phegley, [https://www.cbr.com/buffy-the-vampire-slayer-finale-joss-whedon-interview/ "INTERVIEW: Joss Whedon Teases Buffy's Surprising End & Dr. Horrible's Return"]. ''Comic Book Resources'', August 15 2018.</ref> it's likely that Dark Horse Comics had planned to publish at least one more graphic novel in the series.
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*Artist [[Scott Fischer]] shared in February 2017 a sketch for an unreleased “Buffy: The High School Years” cover.<ref>[https://www.instagram.com/p/BP_XKzDD7dy/ "Hair? Check. Shoes? Check. Crossbow? Check." Ready for a night out in Sunnydale. #buffy #buffythevampireslayer #btvs #sunnydale #lineart…”]. ''Scott M Fischer on Instagram'', February 01, 2017.</ref> With the sudden decision of [[20th Century Fox]] taking the ''[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer]]'' license back,<ref>Kiel Phegley, [https://www.cbr.com/buffy-the-vampire-slayer-finale-joss-whedon-interview/ “INTERVIEW: Joss Whedon Teases Buffy’s Surprising End & Dr. Horrible’s Return”]. ''Comic Book Resources'', August 15 2018. Retrieved August 16, 2018.</ref> it’s likely that Dark Horse Comics had planned to publish at least one more graphic novel in the series.
   
 
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