Girl Blue, Part One is the first issue of "Giles: Girl Blue" comic book miniseries. It was written by Erika Alexander and Joss Whedon, and illustrated by Jon Lam.


From Joss Whedon and Erika Alexander comes a series that returns Buffy’s Rupert Giles to high school! But this time — as a grown man living in a teenage body — Giles will be a student instead of a teacher. At an inner-city LA-area school, when a mystical influence is detected and teachers start to go missing, Giles enrolls to investigate. What he finds is more than vampires and demons; something unusual and frightening is happening here. If Giles can get through one day as a student, he’ll have a chance to find out who, what, and where — but high school is still hell, y’all.[1]




Organizations and Titles



Behind the Scenes



  • An exclusive variant cover was available for 12th ComicsPRO Annual Meeting, recolored from Steve Morris main cover.
  • Girl Blue, Part One was the 173º best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 9,771 sales in February 2018 at comic specialty stores.[2]


Pop Culture References

  • Giles compares his undercover situation with the television series 21 Jump Street (1987).
  • An unidentified student mentions Snapchat multimedia mobile application.
  • Lloyd Addison compares his lament to William Shakespeare.
  • Giles mentions Addison have translated works from the N.A.S.A..
  • Mrs. Vega mentions technology executive, activist, and author Sheryl Sandberg, also refering to her book "Lean In" (2013).
  • Giles mentions rapper Flavor Flav due to his trademark large necklace.
  • Giles quotes the song "99 Problems".


A “mixtape” is provided throughout the story:

  1. A Tribe Called Quest — "We the People…"
  2. Kendrick Lamar — "Untitled 04/8.04.2014."
  3. Jessie Reyez — "Shutter Island"
  4. Pharrell Williams — Lost Queen
  5. Kendrick Lamar — "Figure Eight"
  6. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — "Requiem in D Minor K. 626"
  7. Caetano Veloso — "Cucurrucucú Paloma" (Live 1995)
  8. Sara Gazerek — "Blackbird"
  9. Franz Liszt — "Liebestraume S541/R211: No. 3"
  10. Stevie Wonder — "Girl Blue"


Additional Covers

Cover Artwork



Giles - “I am that guy. A death merchant. Dooming everything I touch. So, on this day without light, my sins lais bare, I condemn myself to death. Yet, through her bloody kiss I will be reborn. Immortal. Because living life is heaven’s hell and chasing demons is chasing one’s own tale.”

  1. "Buffy Season 11: Giles #1". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  2. "Top 300 Comics--February 2018". iCV2, March 12, 2018. Retrieved April 26, 2018.