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While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse.
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Oz” is a miniseries of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series.

Premise

When Oz left Sunnydale to search for a way to control his werewolf nature, he found what he needed in the Far East. Oz goes across the world to a secret monastery to find inner peace. But when he gets there, he finds that many of the monks have been kidnapped by a race of demons. Now, if Oz is ever going to master the beast within, he has to rescue the monks and defeat a terrible demon.

Continuity

Publications

Stories

Cover Title Issue Release date
Oz1 Oz, Part One 1 July 18, 2001
Writer: Christopher Golden Artist: Logan Lubera
His name is Daniel Osbourne, but we know him as Oz, friend to the slayer, Buffy Summers, and victim of a terrible curse. Every time the moon is full, Oz transforms into a bloodthirsty werewolf. On a quest to conquer the beast within, Oz journeys to Tibet in search of a monk called Shantou, who could possibly teach him to control his darker half. With the aid of a beautiful Chinese demon-girl, Oz manages to find Shantou — who he must now save from a force of unspeakable evil.
Oz2 Oz, Part Two 2 August 15, 2001
Writer: Christopher Golden Artist: Logan Lubera
With the help of a wizened Tibetan Monk and the beautiful, young demon-girl, Oz hopes to gain control over the wolf half of his nature. As the weeks draw closer to the next full moon, Oz prepares to meet his worst enemy: himself. Dark forces are on the move. Will Oz defeat the twisted minions or will he become the latest addition to the demons’ nightmare menagerie?
Oz3 Oz, Part Three 3 September 19, 2001
Writer: Christopher Golden Artist: Logan Lubera
The Oz three-parter comes to its climactic conclusion as Oz and his new friends face off against a maniacal demon overlord and a horde of horrible hellhounds, hobgoblins, sorcerers, trolls, and a bunch of other things so gross they don’t even have names for ‘em. Even the Slayer, on her worst day, hasn’t faced a force so frightful. This showdown could change Oz’s life forever. Don’t miss this action-packed turning point in the life of one of the Scooby Gang’s most beloved brethren.

Collections

Cover Title Issues Release date
Oz TPB "Oz" 1–3 May 15, 2002
When Oz left Sunnydale to search for a way to control his werewolf nature, he found what he needed in the Far East. Now that untold story is revealed in comics, as it could never be told on the small screen! Christopher Golden, fan-fave writer of Buffy novels and comics, takes Oz across the world to a secret monastery to find inner peace. But when he gets there, he finds that many of the monks have been kidnapped by a race of demons. Now, if Oz is ever going to master the beast within, he has to rescue the monks and defeat a terrible demon. This collection includes the entire three-issue miniseries plus new pages, and a sketchbook section featuring the work of cover artist John Totleben and series artist Logan Lubera.
Omnibus Vol 5 "Omnibus: Volume 5" 1–3, others September 10, 2008
Volume 5 of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer omnibus series begins immediately after Season 3, after Sunnydale High has gone up in flames. Buffy is plagued by dreams of fellow Slayer Faith, who now lies in a coma. Jane Espenson, the celebrated writer from the Buffy TV show, writes the powerful Faith story Haunted. And as summer comes to an end, Buffy and Willow begin their first year of college in The Blood of Carthage, a story written by acclaimed Buffy novelist Christopher Golden. Meanwhile, Buffy embarks on a new romance with Riley Finn, and Willow and Oz’s relationship comes to an end in Golden’s Oz: Into the Wild. This volume also features work by Buffy Season 8 contributors Cliff Richards, Paul Lee, and Brian Horton.
Classic Oz "Classic 34: Oz" 1–3 April 04, 2012
When Oz left Sunnydale to search for a way to control his werewolf nature, he found what he needed in the Far East. Now that untold story is revealed in comics, as it could never be told on the small screen! Christopher Golden, fan-fave writer of Buffy novels and comics, takes Oz across the world to a secret monastery to find inner peace. But when he gets there, he finds that many of the monks have been kidnapped by a race of demons. Now, if Oz is ever going to master the beast within, he has to rescue the monks and defeat a terrible demon.
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