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"Glutton for Punishment" is the second graphic novel of Buffy: The High School Years comic book series. It was written by Kel McDonald and illustrated by Yishan Li. Joss Whedon is the executive producer.


If you’re cheatin’, you’re eaten!

When Buffy and Xander sign up for Home Ec, assuming it will be an extra-credit cakewalk, they aren’t aware that the teacher is a ravenous tiger demon in disguise! When he’s found to be kidnapping his top students and forcing them to cook for him, Buffy must rescue her fellow students — and give the tiger demon his just desserts!




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Behind the ScenesEdit


  • Kel McDonald describes her inspiration for this issue as from “a folktale where a tiger pretends to be human so it can get a human bride to make him tasty human food.”[2]


  • "Glutton for Punishment" was the twentieth best selling graphic novel in its publication month, with 2,951 sales in October 2016 at comic specialty stores.[3]

Pop Culture ReferencesEdit

  • Xander mentions the cookery reality TV show Hell’s Kitchen.
  • Willow mentions Disneyland.
  • Buffy compares herself to Betty Crocker, a fictional character used in advertising campaigns for food and recipes.
  • Xander mentions fictional superhero Superman, and his planet’s element, Krypton.
  • Buffy calls the tiger spirit “Tony” in reference to Tony the Tiger advertising cartoon mascot.
  • Xander mentions Meow Mix cat food.

Goofs, Bloopers & Continuity ErrorsEdit

  • The mention of TV show Hell’s Kitchen may be considered a mistake, since this story takes place during the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in 1997, and the reality show would first air only in 2004.


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  1. "Buffy: The High School Years--Glutton for Punishment TPB". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved November 01, 2017‎.
  2. "Interview With Kel McDonald on Buffy: The High School Years and Misfits of Avalon". Comics Worth Reading, October 18, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  3. "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--October 2016". ICv2, November 14, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
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