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Bad Blood, Part Nine: Old Friend is the nineteenth issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series. It was written by Andi Watson and illustrated by Cliff Richards.


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![1]


  • 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.



Organizations and titlesEdit



  • Mardi Gras


Weapons and objectsEdit

Death countEdit

  • Two unidentified vampires, staked by Buffy Summers.
  • Selke, staked by Buffy.
  • The new bloods, automatically died with Selke.

Behind the scenesEdit



  • Old Friend was the 82nd best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 26,596 sales in March 2000 at comic specialty stores.[2]


Pop culture referencesEdit

International titlesEdit

  • Italian: "Vecchia Amica" (Old Friend)


Cover artworkEdit


  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer #19". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  2. “March 2000 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops”. Comichron. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
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