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{{ComicSeries
| cover = BuffyHSY1-TPB-FC.jpg
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|title = ''Buffy: The High School Years''
| issues = TBA
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|cover = The High School Years logo.png
| first = [[Freaks & Geeks]]
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|issues = 3
| firstdate = June 01, 2016
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|first = ''[[Freaks & Geeks]]''
| last = TBA
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|firstdate = June 1, [[2016]]
| lastdate = TBA
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|last = ''[[Parental Parasite]]''
| publisher = [[Dark Horse Comics]]
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|lastdate = June 28, [[2017]]
| writer = [[Faith Erin Hicks]]<br />[[Kel McDonald]]
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|publisher = [[Dark Horse Comics]]
| penciller = [[Yishan Li]]
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|writer = [[Faith Erin Hicks]]<br />[[Kel McDonald]]
| editor = |coverart = [[Scott Fischer]]|colorist = [[Rod Espinosa]]}}
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|penciller = [[Yishan Li]]
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|editor = [[Freddye Miller]]
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|coverart = [[Scott Fischer]]
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|colorist = [[Rod Espinosa]]
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}}
   
'''''Buffy: The High School Years''''' is a graphic novel series from [[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]].
   
 
==Premise==
 
==Premise==
"Set during Season 1 and 2 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</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 ==
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==Continuity==
The events take place during [[Buffy the Vampire Slayer (season 1)|Season 1]] and [[Buffy the Vampire Slayer (season 2)|Season 2]] of [[Buffy the Vampire Slayer|''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'']].
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The events of this series take place during the first season of ''[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer]]'', after the establishing of the [[Scooby Gang]] ("[[The Harvest]]"), and prior to their discovery that [[Angel]] was a vampire ("[[Angel (episode)|Angel]]").
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*[[Buffy Summers]] (3/3)
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*[[Buffy Summers]] (4/4)
*[[Xander Harris]] (3/3)
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*[[Alexander Harris]] (4/4)
*[[Willow Rosenberg]] (3/3)
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*[[Willow Rosenberg]] (3/4)
*[[Rupert Giles]] (3/3)
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*[[Rupert Giles]] (3/4)
*[[Joyce Summers]] (2/3)
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*[[Joyce Summers]] (2/4)
*[[Cordelia Chase]] (1/3)
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*[[Angel]] (1/4)
*[[Angel]] (1/3)
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*[[Aura (Sunnydale)|Aura]] (1/4)
*[[Harmony Kendall]] (1/3)
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*[[Cordelia Chase]] (1/4)
*[[Principal Flutie]] (1/3)
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*[[Robert Flutie]] (1/4)
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*[[Harmony Kendall]] (1/4)
   
 
==Publications==
 
==Publications==
These graphic novels are published as trade-paperbacks, and are considered as "lost episode[s] from (...) the show."<ref>https://www.themarysue.com/tms-exclusive-high-school-buffy-dark-horse-faith-hicks/</ref>
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The series includes 3 graphic novels and 1 short story:
   
===Graphic Novels===
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===Graphic novels===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! scope="col" style="text-align:center;" |Cover
 
! scope="col" style="text-align:center;" |Cover
! scope="col" style="text-align:center;" |
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! scope="col" style="text-align:center;" |Title
! scope="col" style="text-align:center;" |TPB
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! scope="col" style="text-align:center;" |Volume
! scope="col" style="text-align:center;" |Release Dates
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! scope="col" style="text-align:center;" |Release date
 
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|-
 
| colspan="6" bgcolor="#334455" |
 
| colspan="6" bgcolor="#334455" |
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="1" rowspan="3" |[[Image:BuffyHSY-01.jpg|100px]]
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| colspan="1" rowspan="3" |[[File: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
 
| style="text-align:center;" |June 1, 2016
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="1" |'''Written by:''' [[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" |[[Image:BuffyHSY-02.jpg|100px]]
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| colspan="1" rowspan="3" |[[File: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
 
| style="text-align:center;" |November 1, 2016
 
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| rowspan="1" |'''Written by:''' [[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" |
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="1" rowspan="3" |[[Image:BuffyHSY-03.jpg|100px]]
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| colspan="1" rowspan="3" |[[File: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" |'''Written by:''' [[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="4" rowspan="4" |
 
 
|}
 
|}
   
=== Extras ===
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===Short story===
{| class="article-table"
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{| class="wikitable"
!Cover
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! scope="col" style="text-align:center;" |Cover
!
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! scope="col" style="text-align:center;" |Title
!Issue
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! scope="col" style="text-align:center;" |Release date
!Release Dates
 
 
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| rowspan="3" |[[File:Tumblr oigjalCgxt1ttwla3o1 1280.jpg|thumb|154x154px]]
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| colspan="6" bgcolor="#334455" |
|"[[No Need to Fear, the Slayer's Here]]"
 
|Free Comic Book Day
 
|May 6, 2017
 
 
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|'''Written by:''' [[Kel McDonald]]
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| colspan="1" rowspan="3" |[[File:No Need to Fear cover.jpg|100px]]
| colspan="2" |'''Artist:''' [[Yishan Li]]
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|''[[No Need to Fear, the Slayer's Here]]''
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| style="text-align:center;" |May 6, 2017
 
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| colspan="3" |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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| rowspan="1" |'''Writer:''' Kel McDonald
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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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== References ==
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==Behind the scenes==
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*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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Buffy: The High School Years is a graphic novel miniseries from 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.

PremiseEdit

Set during 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.[1]

ContinuityEdit

The events of this series take place during the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, after the establishing of the Scooby Gang ("The Harvest"), and prior to their discovery that Angel was a vampire ("Angel").

AppearancesEdit

PublicationsEdit

The series includes 3 graphic novels and 1 short story:

Graphic novelsEdit

Cover Title Volume Release date
BuffyHSY-01 Freaks & Geeks 1 June 1, 2016
Writer: Faith Erin Hicks Artist: Yishan Li
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.
BuffyHSY-02 Glutton for Punishment 2 November 1, 2016
Writer: Kel McDonald Artist: Yishan Li
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!
BuffyHSY-03 Parental Parasite 3 June 28, 2017
Writer: Kel McDonald Artist: Yishan Li
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!

Short storyEdit

Cover Title Release date
No Need to Fear cover No Need to Fear, the Slayer's Here May 6, 2017
Writer: Kel McDonald Artist: Yishan Li
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.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Artist Scott Fischer shared in February 2017 a sketch for an unreleased Buffy: The High School Years cover.[2] With the sudden decision of 20th Century Fox taking the Buffy the Vampire Slayer license back,[3] it's likely that Dark Horse Comics had planned to publish at least one more graphic novel in the series.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "NYCC 2015: Faith Erin Hicks pens all new 'Buffy' tale for young readers". Dark Horse Comics, October 11, 2015. Retrieved January 18, 2016‎.
  2. Scott M Fischer, "'Hair? Check. Shoes? Check. Crossbow? Check.' Ready for a night out in Sunnydale. #buffy #buffythevampireslayer #btvs #sunnydale #lineart…". Instagram, February 1, 2017.
  3. Kiel Phegley, "INTERVIEW: Joss Whedon Teases Buffy's Surprising End & Dr. Horrible's Return". Comic Book Resources, August 15 2018.
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