Comic Issue
"Freaks & Geeks"
Publication date June 01, 2016
Pages 80
Buffy: The High School Years #1
first issue in series
"Glutton for Punishment"
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Faith Erin Hicks
Penciller(s) Yishan Li
Editor(s) Freddye Miller
Sierra Hahn
Cover artist(s) Scott Fischer
Inker(s) Yishan Li
Colorist(s) Rod Espinosa
Tony Galvan
Letterer(s) Richard Starkings & ComiCraft's Jimmy Betancourt

Freaks & Geeks is the first trade-paperback of Buffy: The High School Years comic book series. It's written by Faith Erin Hicks and art by Yishan Li. Joss Whedon is the Executive Producer.


A group of nerdy vampires, shunned by their cooler brethren, decide to climb the vampire social ladder by taking out the Slayer. They play on Buffy's insecurities, wearing her down until she is full-on distracted by the mental warfare. But in addition to her Watcher, Giles, this Slayer has a couple of new friends, Willow and Xander, to cheer her on . . . except, of course, when they're not getting along.


This graphic novel takes place during Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1, specifically prior to "Angel", as the Scoobies are not yet aware that Angel is a vampire.

The fact that Willow makes no mention of Owen during her with Buffy may imply the events also take place prior to "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date".



Organizations and Titles




Weapons and Objects

Body Count

  • ten vampires
  • one demon

Behind the Scenes

Pop Culture References

  • Hestor talks about shopping online, mentioning Ebay.



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