This article is about the comic one-shot. For other uses, see Giles.
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Giles: Beyond the Pale is a one-shot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series. It was written by Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski, and illustrated by Eric Powell.


For four years, Giles has acted as Buffy's Watcher. In this special tale, readers will follow him on a rare solo adventure. The death of his former mentor draws Giles back to England, where he discovers that the Watcher's Council is guarding a terrible secret, one which may bring about the resurrection of the dark Elder Gods. And even though the Council does not want his help, Giles may be the only person with the knowledge to stop the coming of this supernatural terror.[1]




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Weapons and objectsEdit

Death countEdit

  • Thorton Whitney, shot by Archibald Lassiter.
  • Archibald Lassiter, who shot himself.
  • Unidentified woman, ate by Graham Locke.
  • Unknown number of people, ate by Graham Locke (only mentioned).
  • Graham Locke, died with Micaela Tomasi destroying the Key of Amonrhatna.

Behind the scenesEdit


  • Giles: Beyond the Pale was the 130th best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 17,057 sales in October 2000 at comic specialty stores.[2]


Pop culture referencesEdit

  • Outside the No Knickers Pub, there is a poster for a Wallace & Gromit animated series, as well as a sign advertising comedian Eddie Izzard.
  • Giles performs a spell that calls for the Greek goddess Thespia.

International titlesEdit

  • Italian: Giles: Oltre il Confine (Giles: Beyond the Pale)


Cover artworkEdit


Giles - "The most tragic part of it is that it did not have to happen at all. Archie was part of a culture of paranoia and one-upsmanship. So was I, for a time. The Council sometimes forgets that this is not a contest, or a game. It is a war. The forces of darkness are always around us, just beyond the edges of our vision, waiting for an opening... An opportunity to insinuate themselves into this world. Those who stand against the dark must band together, trust one another, and share what few simple weapons we have. The alternative — the disaster that would result if what lurks beyond should ever return — well, it’s simply... unimaginable.


  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Giles". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  2. “October 2000 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops”. Comichron. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
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