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|coverA = 55-Dawn and Hoopy the Bear.jpg
|released = March 26, [[2003]]
| image = 55-Dawn and Hoopy the Bear.jpg
|pages = 22
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|series = [[Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic]]
| released = March 2002
|number = 55
| publisher = Dark Horse
|previous = [[The Big Fold]]
| number = 55
|next = [[Slayer, Interrupted, Part One]]
| pages =
|publisher = [[Dark Horse Comics]]
| writer =
|writer = [[Paul Lee]]
| penciller =
|penciller = [[Paul Lee]]
| inker =
|coverart = [[Paul Lee]]
| colorist =
|inker = [[Paul Lee]]
| previous = [[The Big Fold]]
|colorist = [[Paul Lee]]
| next = [[Slayer, Interrupted, Part One]]
|letterer = [[Paul Lee]]
|editor = [[Scott Allie]]
|coverB = Buffy55-variant-cover.jpg
'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is the fifty-fifth issue of the ''[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic]]'' comic book series. It was written and illustrated by [[Paul Lee]].
'''Dawn and Hoopy the Bear''' was a comic, a story based on the ''Buffy'' television series.
== Synopsis ==
Continuing the look into [[Buffy]]’s life before [[Sunnydale]], we take a detour with [[Dawn Summers|Dawn]] — a mysterious package is accidentally delivered to the younger [[Summers family|Summers]] sister, and the enchanted teddy bear [[Hoopy the Bear|Hoopy]] wreaks havoc upon the life of the little ten year old. Intended to destroy the [[Slayer]], the gift leads Dawn unwittingly into her first adventure, years before she’d ever be accepted into the [[Scooby Gang]].<ref>[https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/12-222/ “Buffy the Vampire Slayer #55 Dawn and Hoopy the Bear”]. ''[[Dark Horse Comics]]''. Retrieved October 10, 2017‎.</ref>
*This story includes the false memories around Dawn Summers, before she was created in "[[Buffy vs. Dracula]]."
*Buffy, Dawn, and [[Joyce Summers]] are yet to move to Sunnydale, making this story previous to the series’ debut episode "[[Welcome to the Hellmouth]]."
*The story takes place during Buffy’s mission in [[Las Vegas]] ("[[Viva Las Buffy!]]").
*[[Hoopy the Bear]], first seen in ''[[Withdrawal]]'', has his origins revealed.
*Ms. Olshan
*[[Buffy Summers]] {{FBO}}
*[[Dawn Summers]]
*[[Hank Summers]]
*[[Hoopy the Bear]]
*[[Joyce Summers]]
*Matthew's mother
===Organizations and titles===
*[[Slayer]] {{FBO}}
*[[Summers family]]
*[[Los Angeles]], USA
**[[Summers residence (Los Angeles)|Summers residence]]
===Weapons and objects===
*[[Mr. Gordo]]
==Death count==
*An unidentified vampire, beheaded by [[Hoopy the Bear]].
==Behind the scenes==
*The photo cover has a promotional photo for [[Buffy the Vampire Slayer (season 5)|''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' season 5]].
*This story is part of the first book of the ''Buffy: Year One'' trilogy, the last stories of ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic'', about Buffy Summers as a Slayer before her arrival in Sunnydale.
*The “Hoop” bear is a parody from the character [[Wikipedia:Winnie-the-Pooh|Pooh Bear]], their names reverse from each other.
*Dawn’s plush elephant is called Horton in reference to the artist [[Brian Horton]].
===International titles===
*'''French:''' ''Dawn et Hoopy l’Ourson'' (Dawn and Hoopy the Bear)
*'''German:''' ''Dawn & Hoopy, der När'' (Dawn & Hoopy, the Bear)
== Behind the Scenes ==
*"[[Slayer, Interrupted (2003)|Slayer, Interrupted]]"
This was collected in ''[[Slayer, Interrupted]]'' and ''[[Omnibus: Volume 1]]''.
*"[[Omnibus: Volume 1]]"
*"Buffy [[Classic]] 4: Dawn and Hoopy the Bear"
===Pop culture references===
*Dawn plays video game in the [[Wikipedia:Nintendo 64|Nintendo 64]] console.
*A vampire compares Dawn to the [[Wikipedia:Chicken McNuggets|McNugget]] processed meal.
*Matthew mentions the character [[Wikipedia:Chucky (Child's Play)|Chucky]], the murderous possessed doll.
=== Creators ===
===Cover artwork===
*Based on the television show created by [[Joss Whedon]]
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BC-55-00b.jpg|Paul Lee main cover
BC-55-01b.png|Photo cover
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