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"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.


Buffy goes for a moonlit walk on the beach, and encounters a hideous fish monster thing. But green and slimy is not the Chosen One's only trouble this night![1]


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.




  • Rupert Giles (Only mentioned)
  • Buffy Summers
  • Unidentified disco vampire
  • Unidentified gothic vampire
  • Unidentified greaser vampire
  • Unidentified punk vampire
  • Unidentified sea monster

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  • The unidentified punk and greaser vampires, staked by Buffy Summers.

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  • "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.


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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."