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While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse continuity.

The First Time is a prose short story of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series. Written by Fabian Nicieza and illustrated by Paul Lee, it was originally published by Dark Horse Comics on October 30, 2002.


Dawn is curious about the first time her sister slayed a vampire, so Buffy remembers when she first faced a vampire’s death and how she discovered a young man’s life.




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  • Robert Berman, staked by Buffy Summers (in flashback).
  • Unidentified female vampire, staked by Merrick (in flashback).

Behind the scenesEdit


  • The First Time was originally published in the commemorative fifth issue Note from the Underground, Part Four.


Pop culture referencesEdit

  • Dawn refers to pay cable Cinemax as “Skinemax”.
  • Merrick was compared to the shopping district Rodeo Drive.
  • Buffy’s thoughts were compared to the arcade video game Pong.
  • Buffy’s shoes and pants were described as by the fashion brands Gucci and Armani.
  • Robert Berman had posted on X-Files online boards.
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