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|The subject of this article is non-canonical.
While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse continuity.
Bad Blood, Part Nine: Old Friend is the nineteenth issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series. Written by Andi Watson and illustrated by Cliff Richards, it was originally published on March 22, 2000 by Dark Horse Comics.
- 1 Synopsis
- 2 Continuity
- 3 Appearances
- 4 Death count
- 5 Behind the scenes
- 6 Gallery
- 7 References
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
For months now, Buffy and the gang have been dealing with superpowered vampires and slayer doppelgangers. Selke's finally coming out of hiding, but Buffy's not quite up to speed to deal with her. A massive conclusion to the nine-part "Bad Blood" story!
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- Buffy returns to her friends after having been in the sewers since She's No Lady, Part One.
- Buffy says she "almost never dies" and she "always come back," a reference to her death and resurrection in "Prophecy Girl."
- Buffy finally defeats Selke, who had her first encounter with the Slayer in Halloween and has been seeking vengeance against her since them.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Individuals[edit | edit source]
- Cordelia Chase
- Dark Slayer (second attempt)
- Dark Slayer (third attempt)
- Rupert Giles
- Alexander Harris
- Daniel Osbourne
- Willow Rosenberg
- Buffy Summers
Organizations and titles[edit | edit source]
Species[edit | edit source]
Events[edit | edit source]
- Mardi Gras
Locations[edit | edit source]
Objects[edit | edit source]
Death count[edit | edit source]
- Two unidentified vampires, staked by Buffy Summers.
- Selke, staked by Buffy.
- The new bloods, automatically died with Selke.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Production[edit | edit source]
- The photo cover features a promotional picture taken for Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 4.
Distribution[edit | edit source]
- Old Friend was the 82nd best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 26,596 sales in March 2000 at comic specialty stores.
Collections[edit | edit source]
- Pale Reflections
- Omnibus, Volume 4
- Classic 23: Bad Blood
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Legacy Edition, Book 2
Pop culture references[edit | edit source]
- Willow compares Dark Buffy with the creature from the novel "Frankenstein" (1818).
- A Mardi Gras spectator compares Selke with Universal Monsters Live Rock and Roll Show (1992–2016).
International titles[edit | edit source]
- Italian: Vecchia Amica (Old Friend)