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Buffy the Vampire Slayer #17 is the seventeenth issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic book series. Written by Jordie Bellaire with Jeremy Lambert, and illustrated by Andrés Genolet, it was orignally published on September 2, 2020 by Boom! Studios.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Fan favorite character Wesley Wyndam-Pryce makes his first appearance in this stand-alone issue that will change everything you know about the Watchers! After the devastating effects of Hellmouth, the Watcher's Council convenes to make sure it never happens again. But when recent Watcher initiate Wesley Wyndam-Pryce stumbles across a dark secret, he learns of a conspiracy decades in the making — one that binds Robin, Giles and the Slayer Before together, and shows just how far the Watchers will go to protect the earth.
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- As suggested after Kendra entered the Hellmouth (Hellmouth, Part Five), it is revealed that a third Slayer has been called.
- The context for Stephen's murder and him witnessing his Slayer's death are revealed in issue #21.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Individuals[edit | edit source]
- Bartholomea (Only mentioned)
- Charles Burke (Only mentioned)
- Gabriel (Only mentioned)
- Rupert Giles (Only mentioned)
- Harry (Only mentioned)
- Joseph (Only mentioned)
- Faith Lehane (Only mentioned)
- Morgan Palmer (Only mentioned)
- Diedre Page
- Raquel Bennett (Only mentioned)
- Ethan Rayne
- Stephen Reilly (Only in image)
- Buffy Summers (Only mentioned)
- Robin Wood (Only mentioned)
- Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
- Kendra Young (Only mentioned)
Organizations and titles[edit | edit source]
Species[edit | edit source]
Locations[edit | edit source]
- Hellmouth (Only mentioned)
- United States
- Bowie, Maryland (Only mentioned)
- Cleveland, Ohio (Only mentioned)
Objects[edit | edit source]
Death count[edit | edit source]
- Unidentified vampire, staked by Wesley.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Production[edit | edit source]
- Marguerite Sauvage's cover references the Austin Powers film series.
- The recap introduction is now written from the perspective of the Watcher's Council.
- The back of the issue features a quote by Buffy Summers in the episode "Bad Girls."
Distribution[edit | edit source]
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer #17 was ranked the 170th best selling comic issue in its published month, with an estimative of 8,600 to 10,800 sales in September 2020 at comic specialty stores.