Buffy the Vampire Slayer is back in classic action in a tale set during her first year at Sunnydale High School! Burdened with the stress of a new school, making new friends, and sleepless nights spent slaying the undead, Buffy becomes the target of a group of nerdy vampires hoping to climb the vampire social ladder.
Writer Faith Erin Hicks as well as artist Yishan Li debuts on Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics in this issue. This makes Freaks & Geeks the second story to have female writer and illustrator working together (after Sonnenblume), and the first volume ever.
Giles: “Nevertheless, your vampire-slaying skills have improved greatly in the last few months.”
Buffy: “All thanks to you, Giles. And a balanced breakfast of protein and Wheaties.”
Xander: “Okay, we’re not cool like Buffy. But as the Slayer’s friends, we provide an important service by hanging back and cheering on her exploits. Plus, sometimes she lets me hold her stakes.”
Willow: “You’re right. We’re an important part of Team Slayer.”
Buffy: “Maybe I was a popular girl once upon a time. Maybe I wore the right clothes and had a lot of friends. I’ve made mistakes dealing with people, but I was never cruel to my friends. I never used them so I could feel better about myself. You murdering your friends makes you cruel. Makes you a monster.” (pause) “Also, you’re a vampire. That also makes you a monster.”
Giles: “I’m thrilled by the show of camaraderie, but that creature’s body doesn’t seem to be vanishing the way a vampire body does. I suppose we must dispose of it the old fashioned way.”
Buffy: “Oh, Giles, so reliable. Of course you have shovels.”
Giles: “Yes, I am quite wonderful. Let’s get digging.”