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The Blood of Carthage, Part Four is the twenty-fourth issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series. It was written by Christopher Golden and illustrated by Cliff Richards, Paul Lee, and Brian Horton.

Synopsis

In this penultimate issue of "The Blood of Carthage," the unthinkable occurs. With the rise of the demon Ky-Laag imminent, Buffy and the Scooby Gang must form an unholy alliance with the Blood of Carthage — a mysterious cult of demons — to prevent Ky-Laag from devastating Sunnydale and perhaps the world! And why would the Blood of Carthage want to stop a demon from rising? And for that matter, why would vampire creep Spike want to play peacemaker between Buffy and the demon Vraka?[1]

Continuity

Appearances

Individuals

Organizations and titles

Species

Locations

Weapons and objects

Death count

  • Unidentified Astrides demon, bitten by Drusilla (in flashback).
  • Unidentified demon, head smashed by Vraka.
  • Unidentified demon, stabbed by Buffy.

Behind the scenes

Production

Distribution

  • The Blood of Carthage, Part Four was the 161st best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 12,787 sales in August 2000 at comic specialty stores.[2]

Collections

Pop culture references

  • Anya talks about using the erotic book Kama Sutra.
  • Xander mentions he and Willow used to be the Dynamic Duo, a term used in reference to fictional characters Batman and Robin.
  • The binding ritual mentions the Greek gods Pan and Hecate, as well as the biblical figures of Barabbas and Satan.

Goofs, bloopers & continuity errors

  • The Espresso Pump coffee shop has its signs wrongly illustrated as "Expresso".

Gallery

Cover artwork

References

  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer #24". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  2. “August 2000 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops”. Comichron. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
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