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Old Demons, Part Two is the seventeenth issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten comic book series. Written by Christos Gage and illustrated by Rebekah Isaacs, it was originally published on July 22, 2015, by Dark Horse Comics.


Tensions are on the rise as the gang goes in search of an ancient enemy — Archaeus. Split into teams, Angel and Xander are able to connect over themes of betrayal and love lost, while Buffy pushes Spike to keep his insecurities in check. But they quickly discover there are much more dangerous things to battle as they close in on the demon lord.[1]


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  • Giles claims Dawn was acting like the Scooby Gang has "a habit of fighting each other," but then the group awkwardly look at each other, likely remembering Angel and Xander in The Watcher, Giles and Willow in "Two to Go," and Buffy and Spike throughout season 2.
  • Angel and Xander set things up about their fight after Giles' death, seen in The Watcher.
  • Dawn and Angel met each other for the first time in reality; she was created in "Buffy vs. Dracula," years after he left Sunnydale ("Graduation Day, Part Two").
  • Andrew informs Angel about him coming out as gay, from Love Dares You, Part One.
  • Willow notices Angel's tense situation with Faith; they were distancing themselves as mentioned in United, Part Two.
  • Willow mentions ending her relationship with Aluwyn and her view about immortal/human relationships, as seen in Love Dares You, Part Three.
  • Willow recollects that Spike got his soul "a few year ago," in "Grave".
  • Angel describes himself in 1922 as "this brooding, tortured mess," "drawn from the world" but "jumping into grand gestures," as seen in "Orpheus."
  • Buffy mentions stabbing Angel and sending him to a hell dimension in "Becoming, Part Two."
  • Angel recollects Xander never liking him with Buffy ("Angel").
  • Xander mentions betraying his friends (The Watcher).
  • Angel compares Dawn's situation of fake memories to Connor's, referring to the agreement he made with Wolfram & Hart in "Home."
  • Buffy mentions killing demon lords before being 16 years old, a likely reference to the vampire master Lothos (The Origin, Part Three).



Organization and titles[]




Death count[]

  • One rat-spider, beheaded by Angel.
  • One rat-spider, magically incinerated by Willow.
  • One new vampire, staked by Buffy.
  • One new vampire, incinerated by Andrew.

Behind the scenes[]


  • This is the first Buffy comic issue edited by new editor Jim Gibbons.


  • Old Demons, Part Two was the 160th best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 14,757 sales in July 2015 at comic specialty stores.[2]


Pop culture references[]

  • Xander wears his Hellboy's B.P.R.D. patch.
  • Willow complains about cellphone signals on the B.A.R.T., a rapid transit public transportation system serving the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Andrew brings banana-talkies, late 70s toys with often ads in comics.
  • Xander questions about the sewer alligator urban legend.
  • Andrew calls Buffy a "grasshooper" in reference to the popular nickname from the 70s TV series Kung Fu.
  • Andrew's tool for concentrated ultraviolet waves has the same shape as Doctor Who's sonic screwdriver.
  • Buffy says Archaeus wants to be a "demon godfather" in reference to the film series The Godfather about a crime boss.



Cover artwork[]



  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #17." Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved on September 13, 2017‎.
  2. "Top 300 Comics Actual--July 2015." ICv2, August 10, 2015.