"The Core" is the fifth and final volume of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine trade paperbacks, collecting issues twenty-one to twenty-five of the comic book series, as well as the short story Love vs. Life.


When Dawn falls ill, it’s up to best friends Buffy, Xander, and Willow to join forces and find a supernatural cure in a world sorely lacking magic. The trio must fight their way into the Deeper Well, the former home of Illyria and other ancient deities known as the Old Ones, where they hope to jump-start magic back into existence.[1]



Behind the ScenesEdit


  • Cover gallery and sketchbook.

International TitlesEdit

  • French: Le Noyau (The Core)
  • German: Der Kern (The Core)
  • Italian: Il Nucleo (The Core)
  • Spanish: El Núcleo (The Core)


  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Volume 5: The Core TPB". Dark Horse Comics.
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