|This article is about the Buffy Classic comic issue. For the Buffy Season 9 comic issue, see Slayer, Interrupted (2012).|
|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 continuity.
Slayer, Interrupted, Part One is the fifty-sixth 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.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Buffy returned from her runaway road-trip with Pike… only to discover that Dawn has read her diary, and shared what she found with their parents, who see no other choice: after she's burned down the school gym, run off to Vegas, and apparently lost her mind… they have her committed.
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' debut episode "Welcome to the Hellmouth".
- Dawn reads an except of Buffy's diary, found in The Big Fold, in which she declares herself the Slayer for eleven days, beginning in The Origin, Part One.
- Buffy returns home after running away to Las Vegas in Broken Parts.
- Joyce mentions Buffy burning down her school gym, and her friends becoming afraid of her (The Origin, Part Three).
- Buffy is committed to an asylum due to her parents not believing she's the Slayer, as she would eventually mention in "Normal Again".
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Individuals[edit | edit source]
- Rupert Giles
- Oliver Pike (Only in flashbacks)
- Marcus Sidle (Only in flashbacks)
- Mary Lou Sidle (Only in flashbacks)
- Buffy Summers
- Dawn Summers
- Hank Summers
- Joyce Summers
- Quentin Travers
Organizations and titles[edit | edit source]
Species[edit | edit source]
Locations[edit | edit source]
- Las Vegas, USA (Only mentioned)
- Los Angeles, USA
- Galway, Ireland
Weapons and objects[edit | edit source]
Death count[edit | edit source]
- One vampire, staked by Buffy Summers (in flashback).
- A Torque demon, beheaded by Buffy.
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, starring Winona Ryder.
- The photo cover has a promotional photo for Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 6, taken by Andrew MacPherson.
- 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.
Collections[edit | edit source]
Pop culture references[edit | edit source]
- An unidentified man wears a hat written "Joss is a hottie", in reference to Joss Whedon, and a shirt written Firefly, one of his TV series.
- Buffy passes through the Mystery Machine van, from Scooby Doo.
- An unidentified man wears a Captain America uniform.