This article is about the Buffy comic issue. For the Illyria miniseries, see Illyria: Haunted, Part Three. For other uses, see Haunted.
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Haunted, Part Three is the third issue of the "Haunted" miniseries. It was written by Jane Espenson and illustrated by Cliff Richards.


The recently deceased former Mayor of Sunnydale has got more than a few bones to pick with Buffy Summers. And it looks as if he’ll have to go through several skeletons (as well as a few corpses in various states of decay) before he’s satisfied. Now, on top of dealing with her nightmares about a certain raven-haired, trash-talking former Slayer, she’s got a body-snatching, blood-sucking poltergeist stalking her every moment she’s awake.

But there’s something strange going on beneath the University campus in Sunnydale, and the maleficent mayor is not going to like what he finds.[1]


  • Xander talks with Willow about leaving to travel with his car; in "The Freshman", he reveals that his car broke down in Oxnard, and his tour of America didn't happen.
  • Wilkins comments on never knowing about the Initiative on Sunnydale, even as the Mayor.
  • Adam appears still as a human.



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  • Unidentified student, neck broken by Richard Wilkins.

Behind the scenesEdit


  • The photocover features a promotional picture for Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 3.
  • The vampire possessed by the Mayor raises from his grave with his name and year of birth on his tombstone: “Cliff Richards”, born in 1964, a reference to the illustrator himself.


  • Haunted, Part Three was the 113º best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 14,670 sales in February 2002 at comic specialty stores.[2]


Pop culture referencesEdit



  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Haunted #3 (of 4)". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  2. "Top 300 Comics Actual--February 2002." ICv2, February 04, 2002. Retrieved November 28, 2001.
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