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Comic Issue
Desperate Measures
B11-05-00a
Publication date March 22, 2017
Pages 22
Series
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11 #5
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Desperate Times
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Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Christos Gage
Penciller(s) Georges Jeanty
Editor(s) Freddye Miller
Cover artist(s) Steve Morris
Variant cover:
Georges Jeanty,
Dexter Vines &
Dan Jackson
Inker(s) Dexter Vines
Colorist(s) Dan Jackson
Letterer(s) Richard Starkings &
Jimmy Betancourt
B11-05-00b

Desperate Measures is the fifth issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven comic book series. Joss Whedon is the executive producer.

SynopsisEdit

Buffy is trying hard to keep things civil in the Safe Zone, but certain residents seem to be pushing for confrontations of any kind — and the death toll is rising. Buffy is not making any new friends. Meanwhile, Willow is doing all she can to get fellow Wiccans released from camp — and if that means magic, she has plenty to use.[1]

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Rituals and SpellsEdit

  • Calming spell

Death CountEdit

Behind the ScenesEdit

ProductionEdit

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Pop Culture ReferencesEdit

  • Buffy compares her treatment as a traitor to general Benedict Arnold, who switched sides to the British Army during the American Revolutionary War.
  • Jordan calls Willow “no-longer-teenage-witch”, a reference to Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

OtherEdit

  • The variant cover features a demon that resembles fellow Dark Horse Comics character Hellboy. His appearance is an often cameo in Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics.
  • Desperate Measures was the 197º best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 10,869 sales in March 2017 at comic specialty stores.[2]
  • This issue has Buffy’s only vampire slaying of the season.

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  1. "Buffy Season 11 #5." Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved August 24, 2017‎.
  2. "Top 300 Comics Actual--March 2017" ICv2, April 10, 2017. Retrieved January 29, 2018.