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

The Heart of a Slayer, Part One is the twenty-sixth issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series. It was written by Chris Boal and illustrated by Cliff Richards.


Just in time for Halloween, this dark and creepy issue finds its way to the comics store shelf! In part one of the two-part “The Heart of the Slayer,” Buffy is being stalked by a creature intent on killing her so that it can bring about the end of the world. So what else is new? The only person who can save her is a Slayer who should have died a long time ago. Confused? Well, so are Buffy and the gang. Special guest writer Chris Boal joins the acclaimed Buffy art team of Cliff Richards and Joe Pimentel to bring you this nasty little tale. Be afraid![1]


  • Adja and the Karfarnaum jump in time to the years of 1840, 1976, and 2000.
  • Staying with Riley, Buffy arrives late to meet Willow and Xander at The Bronze, something she had already done in episode "The I in Team".
  • Buffy and Riley are in a relationship, as they’ve began in "Doomed".



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Death countEdit

  • Unidentified man, impaled by Karfarnaum in 1976.
  • Jim, impaled by Karfarnaum in 2000.

Behind the scenesEdit



  • The Heart of a Slayer, Part One was the 98th best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 21,309 sales in October 2000 at comic specialty stores.[3]

Pop culture referencesEdit

  • A man in 1976 mentions singer, songwriter, and actor David Bowie.
  • Buffy quotes “We’re gonna need a bigger boat,” from the movie Jaws (1975).



Cover artworkEdit


  1. “Buffy the Vampire Slayer #26”. Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved December 03, 2018.
  2. Scott Allie, "Panel to Panel". Dark Horse Comics, 2007.
  3. “October 2000 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops”. Comichron. Retrieved December 03, 2018.
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