|The subject of this article is of alternate canonicity.
While created as part of licensed material, it is not part of the original Buffyverse, but its own developed story.
High School Is Hell is the first volume of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2019) trade paperbacks, collecting issues one to four of the comic book series. It was originally published by Boom! Studios on May 22, 2019.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
This is the Buffy Summers you know, who wants what every average teenager wants: friends at her new school, decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny as the next in a long line of vampire slayers tasked with defeating the forces of evil. But her world looks a lot more like the one outside your window, as Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and Russ Manning Award-winner Dan Mora (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers) bring Buffy into a new era with new challenges, new friends… and a few enemies you might already recognize. But the more things change, the more they stay the same, as the Gang faces brand new Big Bads, and the threat lurking beneath the perfectly manicured exterior of Sunnydale High confirms what every teenager has always known: high school truly is hell.
Stories[edit | edit source]
- Welcome Back to the Hellmouth, Part One
- Welcome Back to the Hellmouth, Part Two
- Welcome Back to the Hellmouth, Part Three
- Welcome Back to the Hellmouth, Part Four
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Buffy Summers (4/4)
- Willow Rosenberg (4/4)
- Alexander Harris (4/4)
- Rupert Giles (4/4)
- Drusilla (4/4)
- Cordelia Chase (3/4)
- Anyanka (3/4)
- Spike (3/4)
- Joyce Summers (3/4)
- Camazotz (2/4)
- Eric (2/4)
- Rose Martinez (2/4)
- Robin Wood (2/4)
- Angel (1/4)
- Jennifer Calendar (1/4)
- Harmony Kendall (1/4)
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Distribution[edit | edit source]
- High School Is Hell was the 30th best selling graphic novel in its publishing month, with 2,051 sales in May 2019 at comic specialty stores.
- It was also the 193rd best selling graphic novel of 2019, with 3,656 sales at comic specialty stores.
International titles[edit | edit source]
- French: L'Enfer du Lycée (The Hell of High School)
- German: Schule ist die Hölle (School Is the Hell)
- Italian: La Scuola È un Inferno (The School Is a Hell)