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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten is a comic book series from Dark Horse Comics, published under the banner of meta-series Season TenJoss Whedon is the executive producer.

Premise

After saving the world from Slayer-turned-supervampire Simone, and re-storing magic and the life of her magically created sister Dawn, Buffy is in the best place she’s ever been. There is little weirdness going on, with the Slayer handbook’s pages suddenly being blank… But she’s back together with Willow, Xander, and Spike, doing what she was meant to do as the chosen one: slay vampires.[1]

Continuity

Appearances

Publications

The series includes 30 issues and 1 extra story, collected in 6 trade collections and 3 library editions.

Issues

Cover Title Issue Release Date
BuffyS10 1 A New Rules, Part One 1 March 19, 2014
Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
New season. New rules. The age-old battle of Slayer vs. vampire is the focus of Buffy’s life once again — it’s downright nostalgic! But with all the toying with magic she’s done lately, this girl should know it’s time for another game change… Shouldn’t she?
BuffyS10 2 A New Rules, Part Two 2 April 23, 2014
Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
The Scoobies are back — including li’l Giles! Revelations about a new kind of vampire menace and the blank Vampyr book have only just begun. Everyone has a job to do, and for Buffy, it’s treading the road of past relationships! Lucky girl…
Buffys10n3 New Rules, Part Three 3 May 21, 2014
Writers: Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Actor Nicholas Brendon joins the creative team as his character Xander acquires help from his old friend — um, master — Dracula. The new vampires are still a mystery, and unquestionably similar to Drac… Meanwhile, Buffy and Willow track down one of those new vampires as a study specimen!
Buffys10n4 New Rules, Part Four 4 June 18, 2014
Writers: Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Getting help from Dracula seemed like a good idea, until he stole the Vampyr book — and Xander! Now Buffy, Spike, Dawn, Willow, and Giles must save Xander and retrieve the book before it’s too late. Dracula has already begun to study how the lack of magical rules can work in his favor…
Buffy-the-vampire-slayer-season-10-005 New Rules, Part Five 5 July 23, 2014
Writers: Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
When Buffy and crew try to wrest Xander from Dracula’s control, they begin a battle supreme with the terrifying demon that Dracula has become…
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10 -6 I Wish, Part One 6 August 20, 2014
Writer: Christos Gage Artists: Karl Moline, Cliff Richards
What should have been a simple exorcism turns into a disaster for Buffy and the Scoobies when, instead of horrors, a demon fights back with blissful childhood fantasies!
B10-07-00a I Wish, Part Two 7 September 17, 2014
Writers: Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
As Spike and Xander bond — while also seriously getting on each other’s nerves — they are tempted to start writing some rules of their own in the book of magical laws… concerning Buffy and Dawn!
Buffy8cover Return to Sunnydale, Part One 8 October 22, 2014
Writer: Christos Gage Artists: Rebekah Isaacs, Richard Corben
A Halloween issue spectacular takes Buffy and crew back to Sunnydale as they follow the stolen Vampyr book, finding a massive magical party at the Hellmouth — and a demon devouring revelers!
B10-09-00a Return to Sunnydale, Part Two 9 November 19, 2014
Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
The Sunnydale homecoming becomes less than fun as Buffy, Spike, and Willow realize that Andrew is in over his head with the Vampyr rules book and a terrible plan, and the demon they’re up against has a grudge against Slayers and a penchant for eating souls . . .
Dayoff1 Day Off (or Harmony in My Head) 10 December 24, 2014
Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
With the responsibility of writing new rules in the Vampyr book, Buffy and crew are literally the bosses of all magic — but as more baddies learn who has the power, protecting the book is becoming a full-time job!.
Love-Dares-You-Cover Love Dares You, Part One 11 January 21, 2015
Writers: Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon Artist: Megan Levens
With the magical side of things momentarily under control, Buffy and crew have a chance to deal with their personal lives: things heat up between Xander and Dawn, young Giles is visited by an old flame, Andrew introduces some new friends, and the Slayer is totally set for round one of speed dating! Then the bad guy shows up.
Buffy-S10-12 Love Dares You, Part Two 12 February 18, 2015
Writers: Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon Artist: Megan Levens
Buffy and her crew are on the cusp of some monumental relationship stuff, but entanglements are waylaid when they’re forced to fight a new evil and the flesh homunculi he creates…
Love-Dares-You-Part-3-Cover Love Dares You, Part Three 13 March 18, 2015
Writers: Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon Artist: Megan Levens
Some suspiciously supernatural murders have Spike, Xander, Willow, and Giles in a conundrum. They have to talk to Buffy, but there’s something about the killer they’re pretty sure she’s not going to like… Meanwhile, Andrew gets some relationship advice from Buffy!
Season10-Issue14.cover Relationship Status: Complicated, Part One 14 April 22, 2015
Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
While traveling into Spike’s mind and seeing his past and present, Buffy looks for clues about the newest threat in San Francisco: someone or something with a deep connection to Spike!
Buffy-S10-15 Relationship Status: Complicated, Part Two 15 May 20, 2015
Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Buffy and the gang come face to face with a terrifying new demon that shares a special bond with Spike, threatening his growing connection to the Slayer.
Buffy-S10-16 Old Demons, Part One 16 June 17, 2015
Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
After discovering that the powerful demon Archaeus has deep connections to both Spike and Angel, Buffy invites her former beau for a visit. Things are awkward, and everyone is behaving just a little juvenile — but in order to beat the threat Archaeus brings, the team is going to have to overcome the past.
Buffy-S10-17 Old Demons, Part Two 17 July 22, 2015
Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Tensions are on the rise as the gang goes in search of an ancient enemy — Archaeus. Split into teams, Angel and Xander are able to connect over themes of betrayal and love lost, while Buffy pushes Spike to keep his insecurities in check. But they quickly discover there are much more dangerous things to battle as they close in on the demon lord.
Buffy-S10-18 Old Demons, Part Three 18 August 19, 2015
Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
The Slayer’s advantage against a powerful demon — having super-awesome friends — may be her undoing as Archaeus pits Spike and Angel against one another.
Buffy-S10-19-cover Freaky Giles Day 19 September 23, 2015
Writers: Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
With a little help from Willow, Giles is given a second chance at adulthood, and the demon scourge smells weakness. Meanwhile, Buffy and Dawn are reunited with their neglectful father, Hank Summers.
Buffys10n20-cover Triggers 20 October 21, 2015
Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Megan Levens
Called in for a supernatural-crimes case, Buffy and Spike discover an incubus demon is targeting women in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Xander and Giles work on an exorcism that stirs up some questions about Ghost Anya.
Buffys10n21-cover In Pieces on the Ground, Part One 21 November 18, 2015
Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Demon invasions are becoming a worldwide threat, and Buffy is tasked with convincing the vampire community that they should help fight the invasions. But to win them over, Buffy and Spike have to triumph in one-on-one battles with the finest vampires around — and Harmony is organizing the event!
Buffys10n22-cover In Pieces on the Ground, Part Two 22 December 23, 2015
Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Willow’s loyalties to Buffy are questioned when she makes a decision behind the Slayer’s back… Are the besties growing apart? Also unknown to Buffy, Spike has a conversation with an old friend that leads him to question the patterns of his relationship with Buffy.
Buffys10n23-cover In Pieces on the Ground, Part Three 23 January 20, 2016
Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Megan Levens
The Sculptor makes a tempting offer to Andrew that requires a smidgen of Buffy betrayal. But the potential gains seem too good to pass up. Will Andrew go evil, or will Buffy need to keep the former ne’er-do-well in check to ease the tension among the Scoobies?
Buffys10n24-cover In Pieces on the Ground, Part Four 24 February 17, 2016
Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Megan Levens
As new jobs, new relationships, and new priorities arise, the Scoobies’ personal feuds are becoming a big issue for the team. When the trail of the Restless Door leads to the Demon Lord’s hideout, the Mistress takes advantage of their discord and presents the team with a terrible decision that could tear them apart.
Buffys10n25-cover In Pieces on the Ground, Part Five 25 March 23, 2016
Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Megan Levens
Defeating the demon lords has been priority one for Buffy and team — to stop the continual opening of portals to dangerous demon dimensions… Suddenly there is a new priority one: closing a portal — and one portal in particular. Will the team be lost?
Buffys10n26-cover Own It, Part One: Home Sweet Hell 26 April 20, 2016
Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
The Scoobies are falling apart — and so is the world they are trying to save. While demon lords are still on the loose, Buffy has become distracted, and a bit enraged, by another crisis that is affecting those closest to her…
Buffys10n27-cover Own It, Part Two: The Centre Cannot Hold 27 May 18, 2016
Writer: Christos Gage Artist:Rebekah Isaacs
While Dawn and Xander are trapped in another dimension, Buffy, Willow, and Giles are deal with betrayal from the Magic Council, the faerie folk, and the military — no surprise there — all while trying to keep peace among themselves.
Buffys10n28-cover Own It, Part Three: Taking Ownership 28 June 22, 2016
Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
Xander and Dawn take on an incredible journey of dimension hopping, trying their best to return home. Meanwhile, things are bad between Buffy and all the Scoobies… Think the world can learn to look out for itself?
Buffys10n29-cover Own It, Part Four: Vengeance 29 July 20, 2016
Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
The Big Bad is revealed — and so is Ghost Anya! Buffy and the Scoobies know what they are up against, but will they be able to stop the current world-ending course of events?
Buffys10n30-cover Own It, Part Five: It’s On You 30 August 24, 2016
Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
In the final issue of Season 10, the fight for the world has come down to Buffy, her friends, and their gamble…

Extra

Cover Title Release Date
DHDS-BuffyCover Where Are They Now? June 04, 2016
Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Juanan Ramirez
As Dark Horse Comics turns thirty, we present a look back at some of our top titles from each past decade — including a brand-new story to launch us into the new one!

Collections

Trade Paperbacks

Cover Title Issues Release Date
51jMXovhQwL "New Rules" 1–5 November 12, 2014
Writers: Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon Artist: Rebekah Isaacs
While slaying the zompires that have overrun a small California town, Buffy and her pals are shocked to discover a new kind of vampire: harder to kill, able to transform and walk in the light of day — like Dracula… If that weren’t enough, the rules of magic are literally being rewritten. While the crew attempts to find out exactly what this means and restore the status quo, Xander is the victim of a haunting as his relationship with Dawn crumbles.
51LQkfyf4tL "I Wish" 6–10 April 8, 2015
Writers: Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon Artists: Rebekah Isaacs, Richard Corben
Buffy and her crew get their fight on against the new vampires and take a trip to Sunnydale, where Andrew is up to his good/bad/old tricks again. And everyone is tempted by what the new rules of magic can do for them… just like the Big Bads who have come knocking on Buffy’s door!
LoveDaresYouTPB "Love Dares You" 11–15 September 9, 2015
Writers: Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon Artists: Megan Levens, Rebekah Isaacs
The romantic scene for Buffy and friends amps up in unexpected ways. But personal lives are soon put aside to deal with demons, both real and intangible. Spike struggles with vivid dreams of murder, and Buffy journeys into his mind, discovering the terrifying new face of evil.
OldDemons "Old Demons" 16–20 February 10, 2016
Writers: Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon Artists: Rebekah Isaacs, Megan Levens
Buffy needs serious backup. With an ultimate Big Bad, Archaeus, connected to so many from the Slayer’s past, she’s calling in reinforcements — and saying to hell with the awkward consequences. As the gang get closer to Archaeus, the extent of his plans and their connection to the new rules of magic are revealed.
InPiecesontheGroundTPB "In Pieces on the Ground" 21–25 July 13, 2016
Writer: Christos Gage Artists: Rebekah Isaacs, Megan Levens
Demon invasions wreak havoc worldwide when an interdimensional portal lands in the wrong hands — those of the Mistress, the Sculptor, and the Soul Glutton. As new threats pour into the streets, Buffy and her closest allies find their paths diverging: Willow gets a serious job, Xander and Ghost Anya grow perilously close, Andrew is tempted by evil, and Buffy and Spike continue to work at making their relationship, well, work. And as the real and supernatural worlds collide, Dawn is forced to make a life-altering decision.
OwnItTPB "Own It" 26–30, Where Are They Now? December 17, 2016
Writer: Christos Gage Artists: Rebekah Isaacs, Juanan Ramirez
The team is splintered after a confrontation with the Soul Glutton and the Mistress. As Buffy tries to bring the team together, insecurities plague her relationship with Spike. To make matters worse, a new Big Bad makes a move to capture the Vampyr book! Buffy must trust in herself to make the right choice and bear the burden of protecting the book from the monsters who wish to abuse it.

Library Editions (Hardcovers)

Cover Title Issues Release Date
B10 HC 01 "Buffy Season Ten Library Edition, Volume 1" 01–10 July 18, 2018
Writers: Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon Artists: Rebekah Isaacs, Richard Corben, Karl Moline, Cliff Richards
Buffy and the Scoobies are shocked to discover another new kind of vampire: harder to kill, able to transform, and walk in the light of day — like Dracula. If that weren’t enough, the rules of magic are literally being rewritten in the Vampyr book, making it a highly coveted item. As the crew feels the responsibility of protecting the book and writing the new rules, they are tempted by what new rules can do for them… just like the Big Bads who have come knocking on Buffy’s door!
B10 HC 02 "Buffy Season Ten Library Edition, Volume 2" 11–20 September 12, 2018
Writers: Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon Artists: Rebekah Isaacs, Megan Levens
The romantic scene for Buffy and her friends has amped up in unexpected ways, but personal lives are soon put aside to deal with demons. Spike’s vivid dreams of murder lead to the discovery of the terrifying new face of evil, Archaeus. As the Scoobies zero in on the Big Bad, the extent of his power and his plans are revealed, and Buffy must figure out how to keep her alive friends alive, and her undead friends… undead.
B10 HC 03 "Buffy Season Ten Library Edition, Volume 3" 21–30, Where Are They Now? November 14, 2018
Writer: Christos Gage Artists: Rebekah Isaacs, Megan Levens, Juanan Ramirez
A powerful portal-creating artifact has fallen into the hands of a trio of demons. While fighting the Big Bads, Dawn and Xander are swept into another dimension. Buffy and crew, struggling to come together, likewise struggle to get them back… Matters get worse when an unexpected fourth Big Bad is out to steal the magic rulebook at the same time!

Behind the Scenes

  • Christos Gage has stated about the theme of this season: “[Now our heroes are in] that point in all our lives when we have to decide what we’re going to do, and really come to terms with the fact that we are responsible for the decisions we make, how they affect us and others. No one is holding your hand. You may not be ready, but you have to put on your grownup pants and try to act like an adult, even if you don’t feel like one. That happens in our story both in the more universal aspects of jobs, relationships, finding a place to live, etc., but then we give it that Buffy spin by making our characters responsible for The Rules Of Magic. If you screw this up, the consequences could be huge, and horrible, you’ll have ruined everything, and it’ll be all your fault. I think we have all felt that way at one point or another. It’s a life stage when you look back, then look forward, and decide on those first big steps that will determine the rest of your life.”[2]

References

  1. New Rules, Part One
  2. "Behind Buffy Season 10: Christos Gage’s Return To Sunnydale". Comic Book Resources, November 21, 2014. Retrieved January 14, 2018.