Future Shock is the second issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Twelve comic book miniseries. It was written by Christos Gage and Joss Whedon, and illustrated by Georges Jeanty. It was originally published on July 18, 2018 by Dark Horse Comics.


With his ownership of Slayer memories, Harth has come from the future to destroy Buffy and all the Slayers, stealing their power for his own. At his side are demons and evil-kind, a massive army that Buffy and the Scoobies weren't expecting. To even the playing field, the gang travels to the future to recruit Fray and learn of their dismal fate — should they fail in this battle against Harth…

  • The return of Fray!
  • The Reckoning will be the culmination of all the Buffy seasons![1]




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  • Willow, killed by Buffy (in flashbacks).
  • Xander and Dawn, died of old age (in flashbacks).

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  • With similar pose and clothes, Phil Noto's cover is a reference to Georges Jeanty's cover with the two Slayers for Time of Your Life, Part Four — which was in turn a reference to a promotional picture of Buffy with Kendra in "What's My Line? Part Two".
  • Harmony's throne adornment of an unicorn is a direct reference to Dark Horse Comics logo.


  • Future Shock was the 169th best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 10,720 sales in July 2018 at comic specialty stores.[2]


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  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #2". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  2. "Top 500 Comics--July 2018". ICv2, August 13, 2018.
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