|The subject of this article is non-canonical.
While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse continuity.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Arts and crafts… and evil
It's that time of the year for the Sunnydale Sidewalk Art Festival, and Buffy and the gang have been enlisted to help Joyce prepare for the big event. In fact, Xander's especially eager to pitch in, due to the arrival of a major hottie — a young artist named Justine. She specializes in Tarot paintings, and tells Xander that she senses much energy surrounding his aura. Xander naturally assumes his latent psychic powers have been awakened.
But Buffy's not quite ready to call the psychic hot line. She has a nagging suspicion that something about Justine is not five by five — especially after she reaches for Justine's prized Tarot deck, which causes the artist to fly off the handle in a big way. Then there's the fact that vampires appear uncomfortable in Justine's presence. One by one, each of Buffy's closest friends seem to be surrendering their free will to an unknown, unseen force…
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- The events of this story take place on Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 3.
- The idea that ultimate peace is the destruction of the world would later ambiguously be used in "Shiny Happy People".
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Individuals[edit | edit source]
- Justine Camille
- Rob Chambers
- Cordelia Chase
- Rupert Giles
- Alexander Harris
- Anya Jenkins
- Willow Rosenberg
- Buffy Summers
- Joyce Summers
Organizations and titles[edit | edit source]
Locations[edit | edit source]
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Production[edit | edit source]
- The cover features promotional pictures taken for Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 4.
International titles[edit | edit source]
- German: Die Karten des Todes (The Cards of Death)