|This article is about the comic issue. For the trade paperback, see Food Chain.|
| 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 continuity.
The Food Chain (also known as Food Chain, Part Two) is the sixteenth issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic series. Written by Christopher Golden and illustrated by Christian Zanier, it was originally published on December 5, 1999 by Dark Horse Comics.
All Buffy Summers wants is to hang out with her friends and relax. Is that too much to ask? It is when you're the Slayer and there's a demonic force ripping through town leaving a pile of bodies behind it. And even if she doesn't particularly like the guys getting offed, Buffy's gotta put a stop to it!
- Willow attempts to adapt Amy to her life as a rat, transformed in episode "Gingerbread".
- The Scooby Gang once again investigate Brad Caulfield, as consequence from the events in A Nice Girl Like You.
- Brad Caulfield
- Ms. Caulfield (Only mentioned)
- Connor (Only mentioned)
- Rupert Giles
- Alexander Harris
- Amy Madison (Only mentioned)
- Daniel Osbourne
- Arthur Polk
- Sheila Rosenberg (Only mentioned)
- Willow Rosenberg
- Douglas Ryan
- Buffy Summers
- Ylisandroth (Only mentioned)
Organizations and titlesEdit
- The Bronze (Only mentioned)
- Hammersmith Park
- Osbourne residence
- Sunnydale beach
- Sunnydale High School
Weapons and objectsEdit
- Arthur Polk, killed by Brad Caulfield while possessed by Quafongg.
- Douglas Ryan, killed by Brad Caulfield while possessed by Quafongg.
Behind the scenesEdit
- The photo cover features a promotional still taken for episode "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered".
- The Food Chain was the 65th best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 34,141 sales in December 1999 at comic specialty stores.
Pop culture referencesEdit
- The narration quotes a "certain Jedi master" — Qui-Gon Jin — from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace film.
- Xander mentions the gag of Charlie Brown falling for Lucy's football trick, from Peanuts comics.
- Xander mentions the Bigfoot from North American folklore.
- Doug plays guitar along with the song "Sympathy for the Devil" (1968).
- Buffy references the tale of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears"
- Xander suggests stopping at Walmart department store.