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Dark Horse Comics is a comic book publisher that held the publishing license for Buffy the Vampire Slayer (19982018), and Angel comics (19992002, 2011–2018).

Dark Horse has also held the publishing license for other Joss Whedon works like Firefly, Dollhouse, and Dr. Horrible, as well as works by Jane Espenson (Husbands) and Felicia Day (The Guild).

In August 2018, it was announced that 20th Century Studios was taking the license back, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer would have its last publication at Dark Horse, twenty years after the title's debut in comics.[1]



Dark Horse appeared in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Superstar" as the publisher of the fictional comic Target: Jonathan, which was produced just for the episode.

Comics from Dark Horse also populate a comic shop in the Angel episode "Supersymmetry," including the titles Hellboy, Planet of the Apes, Ghost, Aliens, and Predator.


Some notable references to Dark Horse titles in the Buffyverse comics are:

Selected bibliography[]

Below is a non-exhaustive sample of Buffyverse titles published by Dark Horse Comics:

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  1. Kiel Phegley, "INTERVIEW: Joss Whedon Teases Buffy's Surprising End & Dr. Horrible's Return." Comic Book Resources, August 15, 2018.