This article is about the comic issue. For other uses, see The Reckoning.

The Reckoning is the third issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Twelve comic book miniseries. It was written by Christos Gage and Joss Whedon, and illustrated by Georges Jeanty. It was originally published on August 22, 2018 by Dark Horse Comics.


The battle against future vampire and Slayer twin, Harth, and his legion of evil, has already begun in the present when Buffy, Fray, and the Scoobies return from the future ready to fight. The Reckoning is now, and if the future can be changed, it will take everything that Buffy has to save the Slayers and our world.[1]





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Death countEdit

Unknown number of demons and Slayers, including:

  • Half of the Slayers in the blue team, killed in battle.
  • Two unidentified Slayers, impaled by two unidentified demons.
  • Two unidentified demons, laying dead on the floor.
  • Two unidentified Slayers, bitten by Richard Wilkins.
  • Two unidentified demons, impaled by Spike with a sword.
  • Two unidentified demons, beheaded by Angel with a sword.
  • Unidentified demon, beheaded by Faith Lehane with a sword.
  • Two unidentified Slayers, impaled by Ocypete with her claws.
  • Unidentified demon, impaled by Illyria with her fist.

Behind the scenesEdit


  • The Reckoning was the 177th best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 10,324 sales in August 2018 at comic specialty stores.[2]


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  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #3". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  2. "Top 500 Comic--August 2018". ICv2, September 17, 2018.
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