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{{ComicIssue
 
 
|coverA = 55-Dawn and Hoopy the Bear.jpg
{{BuffyComicIssue
 
 
|released = March 26, [[2003]]
| image = 55-Dawn and Hoopy the Bear.jpg
 
| imagealt =
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|pages = 22
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|series = [[Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic]]
| released = March 2002
 
 
|number = 55
| publisher = Dark Horse
 
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|previous = [[The Big Fold]]
| number = 55
 
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|next = [[Slayer, Interrupted, Part One]]
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|publisher = [[Dark Horse Comics]]
| writer =
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|writer = [[Paul Lee]]
| penciller =
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|penciller = [[Paul Lee]]
| inker =
 
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|coverart = [[Paul Lee]]
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| previous = [[The Big Fold]]
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|inker = [[Paul Lee]]
| next = [[Slayer, Interrupted, Part One]]
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|colorist = [[Paul Lee]]
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|letterer = [[Paul Lee]]
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|editor = [[Scott Allie]]
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|coverB = Buffy55-variant-cover.jpg
 
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'''''{{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 ==
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==Synopsis==
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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>
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==Continuity==
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*This story includes the false memories around Dawn Summers, before she was created in "[[Buffy vs. Dracula]]."
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*Buffy, Dawn, and [[Joyce Summers]] are yet to move to Sunnydale, making this story previous to the series’ debut episode "[[Welcome to the Hellmouth]]."
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*The story takes place during Buffy’s mission in [[Las Vegas]] ("[[Viva Las Buffy!]]").
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*[[Hoopy the Bear]], first seen in ''[[Withdrawal]]'', has his origins revealed.
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==Appearances==
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===Individuals===
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*Allie
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*Matthew
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*Mindy
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*Ms. Olshan
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*[[Buffy Summers]] {{FBO}}
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*[[Dawn Summers]]
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*[[Hank Summers]]
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*[[Hoopy the Bear]]
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*[[Joyce Summers]]
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*Matthew's mother
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===Organizations and titles===
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*[[Slayer]] {{FBO}}
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*[[Summers family]]
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===Species===
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*[[Demon]]
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*[[D'jinn]]
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*[[Human]]
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*[[Vampire]]
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===Locations===
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*[[Los Angeles]], USA
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**[[Summers residence (Los Angeles)|Summers residence]]
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===Weapons and objects===
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*[[Mr. Gordo]]
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==Death count==
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*An unidentified vampire, beheaded by [[Hoopy the Bear]].
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==Behind the scenes==
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===Production===
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*The photo cover has a promotional photo for [[Buffy the Vampire Slayer (season 5)|''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' season 5]].
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*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.
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*The “Hoop” bear is a parody from the character [[Wikipedia:Winnie-the-Pooh|Pooh Bear]], their names reverse from each other.
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*Dawn’s plush elephant is called Horton in reference to the artist [[Brian Horton]].
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===International titles===
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*'''French:''' ''Dawn et Hoopy l’Ourson'' (Dawn and Hoopy the Bear)
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*'''German:''' ''Dawn & Hoopy, der När'' (Dawn & Hoopy, the Bear)
   
== Behind the Scenes ==
 
 
===Collections===
 
===Collections===
This was collected in ''[[Slayer, Interrupted]]'' and ''[[Omnibus: Volume 1]]''.
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*"[[Slayer, Interrupted (2003)|Slayer, Interrupted]]"
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*"[[Omnibus: Volume 1]]"
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*"Buffy [[Classic]] 4: Dawn and Hoopy the Bear"
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===Pop culture references===
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*Dawn plays video game in the [[Wikipedia:Nintendo 64|Nintendo 64]] console.
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*A vampire compares Dawn to the [[Wikipedia:Chicken McNuggets|McNugget]] processed meal.
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*Matthew mentions the character [[Wikipedia:Chucky (Child's Play)|Chucky]], the murderous possessed doll.
   
=== Creators ===
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==Gallery==
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===Cover artwork===
*Based on the television show created by [[Joss Whedon]]
 
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<gallery captionalign="center">
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BC-55-00b.jpg|Paul Lee main cover
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BC-55-01b.png|Photo cover
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</gallery>
   
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==References==
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{{References}}
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[[nl:Dawn and Hoopy the Bear]]
 
[[Category:Buffy comics]]
 
[[Category:Buffy comics]]
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[[Category:Dark Horse Classic]]

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Dawn and Hoopy the Bear is the fifty-fifth issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series. It was written and illustrated by Paul Lee.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Continuing the look into Buffy’s life before Sunnydale, we take a detour with Dawn — a mysterious package is accidentally delivered to the younger Summers sister, and the enchanted teddy 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.[1]

Continuity[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Individuals[edit | edit source]

Organizations and titles[edit | edit source]

Species[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

Weapons and objects[edit | edit source]

Death count[edit | edit source]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Production[edit | edit source]

  • The photo cover has a promotional photo for 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 Pooh Bear, their names reverse from each other.
  • Dawn’s plush elephant is called Horton in reference to the artist Brian Horton.

International titles[edit | edit source]

  • French: Dawn et Hoopy l’Ourson (Dawn and Hoopy the Bear)
  • German: Dawn & Hoopy, der När (Dawn & Hoopy, the Bear)

Collections[edit | edit source]

Pop culture references[edit | edit source]

  • Dawn plays video game in the Nintendo 64 console.
  • A vampire compares Dawn to the McNugget processed meal.
  • Matthew mentions the character Chucky, the murderous possessed doll.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Cover artwork[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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