This article is about the Buffy Classic comic issue. For the Buffy Season 9 comic issue, see Slayer, Interrupted (2012).
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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.


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.[1]




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Weapons and objectsEdit

Death countEdit

  • One vampire, staked by Buffy Summers (in flashback).
  • A Torque demon, beheaded by Buffy.

Behind the scenesEdit


  • 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 referencesEdit

  • 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.


Cover artworkEdit


  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer #56". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved October 10, 2017‎.
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