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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a comic book meta-series published by Dark Horse Comics in the course of twenty years (19982018). Initially, titles in this meta-series were a non-canon extension of the homonym TV show, but it eventually introduced the official continuation of the series in the format of new seasons.

In 2019, a new series was announced to be published by Boom! Studios, reimagining the original story.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

The meta-series focuses on the adventures of Buffy Summers and the Scooby Gang, as they fight against vampires, demons, and other forces of darkness.

History[edit | edit source]

In 1998, Dark Horse Comics published its first Buffy comic story, "MacGuffins." The series was initially a non-canon extension of the television series, with little to no input from the show's writers. These comics were later retitled Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic, to differentiate from the upcoming canon series. In 2003, the production for the Buffy meta-series halted, and Dark Horse started producing canonical works in other meta-series: Tales and Fray.

In 2007, after a four year publishing hiatus, the first issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, the canonical continuation of the TV series, was published. In 2011, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine followed, then in 2014 with Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten, and in 2016 with Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven.

In 2016, it also began the graphic novel miniseries Buffy: The High School Years, set during the first season of the television show. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven began in the same year, followed in 2018 by the the final season, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Twelve. The story wrapped up in its finale when it was revealed that the license for the Buffy comics was moving from Dark Horse after 20 years.

Exceptionally, in 2018 Little, Brown Books for Young Readers published the first of a new graphic novel series, simply titled Buffy the Vampire Slayer, introducing Buffy Summers with a new Scooby Gang acting in middle school.

The 20th Century Fox-owned publishing house Boom! Studios picked up the license of the comics from Dark Horse, debuting in 2019 the homonym Buffy the Vampire Slayer series. It's described as the original television show reimagined for the year of 2019.

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Main series[edit | edit source]

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Spin-off series[edit | edit source]

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One-shots[edit | edit source]

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Shorts[edit | edit source]

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Trade paperbacks[edit | edit source]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic:

  1. The Remaining Sunlight
  2. Uninvited Guests
  3. Bad Blood
  4. Crash Test Demons
  5. Pale Reflections
  6. The Blood of Carthage
  7. Food Chain
  8. Past Lives
  9. Autumnal
  10. Out of the Woodwork
  11. False Memories
  12. Ugly Little Monsters
  13. The Death of Buffy
  14. Note from the Underground
  15. Viva Las Buffy!
  16. Slayer, Interrupted
  17. A Stake to the Heart

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight:

  1. The Long Way Home
  2. No Future for You
  3. Wolves at the Gate
  4. Time of Your Life
  5. Predators and Prey
  6. Retreat
  7. Twilight
  8. Last Gleaming

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine:

  1. Freefall
  2. On Your Own
  3. Guarded
  4. Welcome to the Team
  5. The Core

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten:

  1. New Rules
  2. I Wish
  3. Love Dares You
  4. Old Demons
  5. In Pieces on the Ground
  6. Own It

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven:

  1. The Spread of Their Evil...
  2. One Girl in All the World

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Twelve:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019):

  1. High School Is Hell
  2. Once Bitten
  3. From Beneath You
  4. Frenemies
  5. The Biggest Bad
  6. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Volume 6

Omnibuses[edit | edit source]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic:

  1. Omnibus, Volume 1
  2. Omnibus, Volume 2
  3. Omnibus, Volume 3
  4. Omnibus, Volume 4
  5. Omnibus, Volume 5
  6. Omnibus, Volume 6
  7. Omnibus, Volume 7

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight:

  1. Omnibus: Season 8, Volume 1
  2. Omnibus: Season 8, Volume 2

Hardcovers[edit | edit source]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight:

  1. Season 8 Library Edition, Volume 1
  2. Season 8 Library Edition, Volume 2
  3. Season 8 Library Edition, Volume 3
  4. Season 8 Library Edition, Volume 4

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine:

  1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine Library Edition, Volume 1
  2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine Library Edition, Volume 2
  3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine Library Edition, Volume 3

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten:

  1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten Library Edition, Volume 1
  2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten Library Edition, Volume 2
  3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten Library Edition, Volume 3

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Twelve:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019):

  1. High School Is Hell Deluxe Edition

Legacy edition[edit | edit source]

  1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Legacy Edition, Book 1
  2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Legacy Edition, Book 2
  3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Legacy Edition, Book 3
  4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Legacy Edition, Book 4
  5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Legacy Edition, Book 5

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

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