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While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse continuity.

Play with Fire (formerly published as Playing with Fire) is a short story of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series. It was written by Christopher Golden and illustrated by Hector Gomez.


Buffy Summers has a mission in life: save the (relatively) innocent denizens of Sunnydale from the forces of evil. Sounds kinda hard, doesn’t it? Well, Buffy makes it look easy![1]


  • Giles talks about Willow’s initiation on spells, which she first performed in "Becoming, Part Two".



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  • An unidentified vampire, staked by Rupert Giles.
  • An unidentified vampire, staked by Buffy Summers.
  • Five unidentified vampires, staked by Bryan.

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  • It was originally published under the title Playing with Fire, in comic anthology Dark Horse Extra issues #11–16.
  • The complete story is available at Dark Horse Comics website as an animation feature.[1]
  • Differently from other representations, at this point the comic issues had vampires also able to transform into green creatures with red eyes, pointy ears, a wide mouth, and long teeth. Although, this seems more like an artistic choice, not having direct consequence to the stories.


Pop Culture ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Playing with Fire". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved April 05, 2018.
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