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Slayer, Interrupted, Part Four is the fifty-ninth issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series. Written by Scott Lobdell with Fabian Nicieza and illustrated by Cliff Richards, it was originally published on July 23, 2003 by Dark Horse Comics.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
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.
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- 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."
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Individuals[edit | edit source]
- 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
- Primrose's Slayer (Only in flashbacks)
Organizations and titles[edit | edit source]
Species[edit | edit source]
Locations[edit | edit source]
- Las Vegas, USA (Only in flashbacks)
- Los Angeles, USA
- Hemery High School (Only in flashbacks)
- Galway, Ireland
- Blackshed (Only mentioned)
Objects[edit | edit source]
Death count[edit | edit source]
- Rakagore, axed by Buffy Summers.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Production[edit | edit source]
- 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.
- Brian Horton's cover homages an illustration from Alice's Adventure in Wonderland (1865).
- The photo cover includes a promotional photo for Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 2.
- 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.
Distribution[edit | edit source]
- Slayer, Interrupted, Part Four was the 147th best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 14,777 sales in July 2003 at comic specialty stores.
Collections[edit | edit source]
Goofs[edit | edit source]
- Giles refers to Wesley as "Mr. Price", instead of "Mr. (Wyndam-)Pryce".
Other[edit | edit source]
- The picture included in the photo cover 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.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Covers[edit | edit source]
Cover artwork[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Buffy the Vampire Slayer #59 Slayer Interrupted (Part 4 of 4)". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved on October 10, 2017.
- "Top 300 Comics Actual--July 2003." ICv2, August 11, 2003. Retrieved on April 10, 2018.