|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.
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.
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.
- 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".
- 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
- Las Vegas, USA (Only mentioned)
- Los Angeles, USA
- Galway, Ireland
Weapons and objects
- One vampire, staked by Buffy Summers (in flashback).
- A Torque demon, beheaded by Buffy.
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.
- 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.
Pop culture references
- 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.