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Past Lives, Part Two is the twenty-ninth issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series. Written by Christopher Golden and Tom Sniegoski, and illustrated by Christian Zanier and Cliff Richards, it was originally published on January 31, 2001, by Dark Horse Comics.


In part two of the Buffy/Angel crossover, "Past Lives," Cordelia and Wesley are both in the hospital and Angel is on the run. And the mysterious demon hunter continues her vendetta against him. Meanwhile, monsters are fleeing the carnage in L.A. and seeking refuge in Sunnydale, where they're being dealt with by the Slayer. Buffy, Giles, and the gang learn about the havoc, and Buffy determines that she must go to Angel's side to lend a hand; a decision that does not sit at all well with Buffy's vampire-hunting boyfriend, Riley.[1]


This article needs a plot summary.


  • Riley quotes Willow saying "Love makes you do the wacky," as she has said in "Some Assembly Required."
  • Xander refers to seeing Giles playing at the Espresso Pump, in "Where the Wild Things Are."
  • Cordelia sarcastically describes the Watchers Council as "warm and cuddly," a likely reference to the recent events in "Sanctuary."
  • A flashback takes place in the year 1840.



Organizations and titles[]




  • Cross
  • Mahkash sword (Only mentioned)

Death count[]

  • Kludde the Goblin, broken with a kick by Buffy Summers.

Behind the scenes[]


  • The photo cover features a montage by Keith Wood of a promotional picture taken for Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 4.
  • The photo cover connects with the ones for this arc's parts One, Three, and Four.
  • The photo cover was also available in an exclusive gold foil variant edition for Dynamic Forces.
  • Dark Horse licensed character Hellboy makes a cameo appearance as a bust in Giles's apartment, as in The Blood of Carthage, Part Three.


  • Past Lives, Part Two was the 105th best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 19,559 sales in January 2001 at comic specialty stores.[2]


Pop culture references[]

  • Buffy calls Kludde "Muttley" in reference to the cartoon dog.
  • Buffy describes her cassette tape of brand Memorex.
  • Xander compares Giles with singer Mick Jagger.


  • The Espresso Pump coffee shop has its signs wrongly illustrated as "Expresso."



Cover artwork[]


  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer #29." Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved on August 27, 2019.
  2. "January 2001 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops." Comichron. Retrieved on August 27, 2019.