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"Night of a Thousand Vampires" is the thirty-ninth issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic series. Written by Tom Fassbender and Jim Pascoe, and illustrated by Cliff Richards, it was originally published on November 28, 2001 by Dark Horse Comics.

Synopsis

Don't you hate it when you go to a funeral and unwittingly open an ancient portal to a prison dimension and summon forth a rampaging horde of blood-starved vampires? In this issue, that's exactly what happens to Buffy! These extra dimensional nasties have got only one thing in mind — dinner. And Sunnydale is on the menu — literally. It's just one of those days.[1]

Continuity

Appearances

Individuals

Organizations and titles

Species

Locations

Weapons and objects

Death count

  • Twelve vampires, staked by Buffy Summers.
  • Unknown number of vampires, killed by other vampires.
  • Unidentified vampire, staked himself.
  • Verena's mother, bitten by an unidentified vampire.

Behind the scenes

Production

  • Editor Scott Allie has revealed that Jeff Matsuda cover was commissioned with the purpose of saving it for whenever schedule became tight. An year later, as Allie noticed they wouldn't have this problem anymore, he gave the drawing to writers Tom Fassbender and Jim Pascoe so they'd write a story around it. This resulted on Night of a Thousand Vampires, which indeed includes the scene on the cover.[2]
  • The photo cover features a promotional picture taken for Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 3.
  • Dr. Flitter's book has "Dark Horse" as publisher, a reference to Dark Horse Comics itself.
  • Verena was first mentioned in Cemetery of Lost Love as "Verona". Since she's called each name once, it's unknown which is her actual name and which was a mistake.

Distribution

  • Night of a Thousand Vampires was the 132nd best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 16,000 sales in November 2001 at comic specialty stores.[3]

Collections

Pop culture references

Gallery

References

  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer #39 Night of a Thousand Vampires". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved June 13, 2019.
  2. "Panel to Panel"
  3. "Top 300 Comics--November, 2001". ICv2, October 26, 2001. Retrieved June 13, 2019.
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