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While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse continuity.
Note from the Underground, Part Three, also known as Hellmouth to Mouth, Part Three, is the forty-ninth issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series. Written by Scott Lobdell with Fabian Nicieza and illustrated by Cliff Richards, it was originally published on September 25, 2002 by Dark Horse Comics.
Continuing her journey through Hell, Buffy finally runs into the cavalry – in the form of Angel, Faith, and Oz. Now it's up to this tensely reunited team to save the hordes of Hell, and return Sunnydale to the real world. Writer Scott Lobdell (X-Men, High Roads) is really heating things up in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Don't miss the wide-screen, big budget Buffy spectacular that you couldn't fit on your TV screen!
- Upon seeing her, Buffy mentions Kendra's death ("Becoming, Part One").
- Buffy recalls various key points of her life, such as:
- burning the school gym with Pike (The Origin, Part Three), going to Las Vegas (Viva Las Buffy!), then being admitted in a psychiatric institution (Slayer, Interrupted);
- her parents' divorce causing her to move in to Sunnydale (A Stake to the Heart);
- discovering the city is on a hellmouth and meeting the Scooby Gang ("Welcome to the Hellmouth");
- Angel losing his soul after her first time having sex ("Surprise"), then Buffy killing him ("Becoming, Part Two");
- Angel returning from hell ("Faith, Hope & Trick") then leaving to Los Angeles ("Graduation Day, Part Two");
- Riley being Buffy's boyfriend in college ("A New Man"), then leaving her ("Into the Woods");
- Buffy sacrificing herself ("The Gift"), then being resurrected ("Bargaining, Part One");
- having sexual encounters with Spike ("Wrecked");
- and training and slaying with Dawn ("Grave").
- Anya mentions being left by Xander at the altar ("Hell's Bells")
- Adja (Only in visions)
- Cordelia Chase (Only in flashbacks)
- Claudine (Only in visions)
- Riley Finn (Only in flashbacks)
- Rupert Giles (Only in flashbacks)
- Alexander Harris
- Anya Jenkins
- Faith Lehane
- Yuki Makimura (Only in visions)
- Merrick (Only in flashbacks)
- Morris (Only mentioned)
- Naayéé'neizgháni (Only in visions)
- Willow Rosenberg (Only in flashbacks)
- Sineya (Only in visions)
- Spike (Only in flashbacks)
- Buffy Summers
- Dawn Summers
- Hank Summers (Only mentioned)
- Joyce Summers (Only mentioned)
- Maggie Walsh (Only in visions)
- Elizabeth Weston (Only in visions)
- Nikki Wood (Only in visions)
- Kendra Young (Only in visions)
- Unidentified African Slayer (Only in visions)
- Unidentified Slayer (Righteous) (Only in visions)
Organizations and titles
- Las Vegas (Only in flashbacks)
- Los Angeles (Only in flashbacks)
- Hemery High (Only in flashbacks)
- Sunnydale, USA
Behind the scenes
- The title is a reference to the novella Notes from the Underground (1864).
- The photo cover has a promotional picture for Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 5, by photographer Greg Gorman.
- The official synopsis incorrectly mentions Oz, in place of Pike, as part of this story.
- Note from the Underground
- Omnibus: Volume 7"
- Classic 49: Note from the Underground
- "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Legacy Edition, Book 5"
Pop culture references
- Buffy mentions E! Celebrity Profile television show.
- Buffy mentions Stone Age animation The Flinstones.
- Buffy mentions impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh.
- Angel compares the Scourge to children's TV show Teletubbies.
- Buffy compares herself to fictional character John Rambo.
- "Buffy the Vampire Slayer #49 Hellmouth to Mouth (Part 3 of 4)". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved on October 18, 2017.