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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.


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]




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Behind the scenes


  • 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

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


Pop culture references

  • 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.


Cover artwork


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