| 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.
Slayer, Interrupted, Part Four is the fifty-ninth issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series. It was written by Scott Lobdell and Fabian Nicieza and illustrated by Cliff Richards.
Don’t miss the final chapter of the four-issue story arc, "Slayer, Interrupted" as Buffy discovers the horrible secret being kept deep in the bowels of one of Los Angeles’s premier mental institutions. Committed by her parents, Buffy finds herself not knowing whom to trust. Now it’s up to her to save a group of young girls from the demon that feeds off the sick teenagers hospitalized within.
- This story includes the false memories around Dawn Summers, before she was created in "Buffy vs. Dracula".
- Buffy, Dawn, and Joyce Summers are yet to move to Sunnydale, making this story previous to the series’s debut episode "Welcome to the Hellmouth".
- Buffy’s parents have had her committed to a mental hospital, which she later mentions in "Normal Again".
- Dr. Primrose recalls Buffy slaying Lothos at Hemery High School ("The Origin"), as well as Marcus and Mary Lou Sidle in Las Vegas ("Viva Las Buffy!").
- Giles’s father and grandmother are mentioned as watchers, as he would reveal to Buffy in "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date".
- Giles jokes about Wesley taking his job, as he would eventually do in "Bad Girls".
- April Levine
- Buffy Summers
- Dawn Summers
- Edna Giles (Only mentioned)
- Mr. Giles
- Joyce Summers
- Lothos (Only in flashbacks)
- Pike (Only in flashbacks)
- Quentin Travers
- Rupert Giles
- Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
Organizations and Titles
- Las Vegas, USA (Only in flashbacks)
- Los Angeles, USA
- Hemery High School (Only in flashbacks)
- Galway, Ireland
- Blackshed (Only mentioned)
Weapons and Objects
- Rakagore, axed by Buffy Summers.
Behind the Scenes
- The title is a reference to the novel Girl, Interrupted (1993), about a young woman’s experiences in a psychiatric hospital. A film adaption was made in 1999, starring Winona Ryder.
- Brian Horton’s cover homages an illustration from "Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland" (1865).
- The photocover includes a promotional photo for Buffy the Vampire Slayer season two.
- This story is part of the second book of the Buffy: Year One trilogy, the last stories of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic, about Buffy Summers as a Slayer before her arrival in Sunnydale.
- Slayer, Interrupted, Part Four was the 147º best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 14,777 sales in July 2003 at comic specialty stores.
Goofs, Bloopers & Continuity Errors
- Giles refers to Wesley as “Mr. Price”, instead of “Mr. Wyndam-Pryce”.
- The picture included in the photocover had been previously used in comic issue The Final Cut.
- This arc’s title is eventually used again in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine fifth issue Slayer, Interrupted.
- ↑ "Buffy the Vampire Slayer #59 Slayer Interrupted (Part 4 of 4)". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved in October 10, 2017.
- ↑ "Top 300 Comics Actual--July 2003." ICv2, August 11, 2003. Retrieved April 10, 2018.