|The subject of this article is non-canonical.
While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse continuity.
"Hello Moon" is a short story of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series. Written by Dan Brereton with Christopher Golden and illustrated by Joe Bennett, it was originally published on March 17, 1999 by Dark Horse Comics.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Summary[edit | edit source]
After cutting short a patrol one night, Buffy attacks a sea monster who she immediately attacks. He argues his treatment as Buffy attacked him first. She acknowledges her mistake and, though the monster wants to be alone, he shares his tale with her. He was specifically selected to find a new home for his people; unsuccessful, he had become depressed and was waiting for the sun to kill him. At his request, Buffy leaves.
Four vampires come along the beach ready to attack Buffy. She introduces herself and, although they become fearful, they still get the upper hand against her. The fish monster intervenes, helps the fight, and the two remaining vamps flee. The monster expresses his admiration for the human Chosen One that he thought was a myth. Inspired, the monster leaves Buffy to continue his quest.
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- This story is established as taking place during Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 3.
- The sea monster had thought the Slayer was a myth, a mistake Maggie Walsh will also mention committing in "The I in Team."
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Individuals[edit | edit source]
- Rupert Giles (Only mentioned)
- Buffy Summers
- Unidentified disco vampire
- Unidentified gothic vampire
- Unidentified greaser vampire
- Unidentified punk vampire
- Unidentified sea monster
Organizations and titles[edit | edit source]
Species[edit | edit source]
Locations[edit | edit source]
- Hellmouth (Only mentioned)
Objects[edit | edit source]
Death count[edit | edit source]
- The unidentified punk and greaser vampires, staked by Buffy Summers.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Production[edit | edit source]
- "Hello Moon" was originally published in comic anthology Dark Horse Presents #141.
- Published in black and white, the story was colored by Guy Major when it was first collected.
- Differently from other representations, at this point the comic issues had vampires able to transform into bat-like creatures with red eyes, pointy ears, a wide mouth, and long teeth. Although, this seems more like an artistic choice, not having direct consequence to the stories.
Collections[edit | edit source]
- Dark Horse Presents #141
- Bad Blood
- Omnibus, Volume 4
- Classic 25: Hello Moon / Cursed / Dead Love
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Legacy Edition, Book 1
Pop culture references[edit | edit source]
- Buffy compares the sea monster's lament with the song "Go Away Little Girl" (1962).
Other[edit | edit source]
- The sea monster has the same design as the famous fictional monster Gill-man, from the 1954 film Creature from the Black Lagoon. It's also notably similar to the Gill Monsters, from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Go Fish."
Quotes[edit | edit source]
|Buffy: "Hello moon. It's me, Buffy. It's nice to just… see you."|
|Monster: "You shame me, Slayer. But I do not understand. Why do you do it? Why do you keep fighting against the darkness when you know it is an endless struggle? Simply because you were chosen?"|
|Buffy: "I do it because I can. Because there are people counting on me, every single day. People I love."|
References[edit | edit source]
- "Issues #23 - #28 Issue #25: Hello Moon/Cursed/Dead Love". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved on September 24, 2018.