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Comic Issue
"Cold Turkey"
Cold Turkey
Publication date November 25, 1998
Pages 22
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic #3
"White Christmas"
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Andi Watson
Penciller(s) Joe Bennett
Editor(s) Scott Allie
Cover artist(s) Joe Bennett
Inker(s) Rick Ketcham
Colorist(s) Guy Major
Letterer(s) Janice Chiang

"Cold Turkey" was a comic book story based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was written by Andi Watson and edited by Scott Allie.


After a bad dream, Buffy wakes to see that her Halloween costume has been stolen out of the trash. Asking her mom if she had fished the costume out of the garbage. Her mom confirms she didn't do anything but tell Buffy to trash it because of all the fake blood. As she is leaving for an overnight buying trip, her mom assigns her the task of grocery shopping for Thanksgiving. Buffy goes to school and complains to the Scooby Gang about the task during a Home Economics class. Cordelia interrupts with her baked cake while being petty and talking about being richer and prettier than Buffy only to have her cake fall. Later, Buffy, Willow, Xander and Oz are all at a picnic bench outside the school while Buffy complains about having to buy Glace Cherries and Willow offers Oz a piece of the cake she made in Home Economics that apparently isn't very edible. In the library, Buffy and Giles discuss her feeling that one of the four vampires from the Spooky House on Halloween got away. Buffy drools over a replica of a medieval goupillon flail, to which Giles complains she uses a weapon once and then abandons it for a "piece of kindling." We next find ourselves in a cemetery crypt watching a starving female vamp, who may be Selke eating rats while Giles mysteriously quoting Motley Crue. Buffy talks to Willow on the phone to try and stay awake so that she can get the Thanksgiving shopping done in the early morning so that the stores are empty. An alarm clock wakes her at 2:30am and she goes to the All-Nite-O-Mart where she finds her shopping companions to be the crazy and deranged. Including a woman walking a dog leash and collar and speaking to it. With a shopping cart full of shopping, she leaves the store to be attacked by a vamp wearing Buffy's Michael Myers costume. Kidnapped and taken to the crypt by the vamp, Buffy is tied up while the vamp teases her about BEING Thanksgiving dinner. The vamp is Selke from the Spooky House on Halloween and wants revenge for her friends that are dust in a plastic beach pail. Buffy fights the vamp off with the contents of her shopping cart, getting the best of the vamp with her large turkey. Suddenly, the crypt is in flames and Buffy narrowly escapes only to happily enjoy that same Turkey with her mom.




Organization and Titles


  • Thanksgiving


Weapons and Objects

  • Canned Pumpkin Pie Filling
  • Jar of Glace Cherries
  • Packaged Whole Turkey

Behind the Scenes

  • This story takes place at Thanksgiving, shortly before the episode "Lovers Walk".


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