| The subject of this article is non-canonical.|
While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse.
|Happy New Year|
|Publication date||January 27, 1999|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic #5|
New Kid on the Block, Part One
|Published by||Dark Horse Comics|
|Cover artist(s)|| Randy Green,|
Rick Ketcham &
This New Year's Eve is going to be one to remember for the town of Sunnydale. When a cursed Puritan rolls into town, looking to break a hex placed on him centuries before, trouble follows: in the form of a giant Hellhound! Mania and mayhem ensue! Continue the adventures of the hit television show every month from Dark Horse Comics.
- As this story takes place at New Year's Eve, it's before the Christmas episode "Amends" and after the return to school in "Gingerbread".
- Cordelia Chase
- Nathaniel Filmer
- Robert Filmer (Only mentioned)
- Rupert Giles
- Xander Harris
- Ben Johnson (Only in flashbacks)
- Mariana Johnson (Only in flashbacks)
- Daniel Osbourne
- Willow Rosenberg
- Buffy Summers
Organizations and Titles
- New Year's Eve
Weapons and Objects
- De Praesigis Daemonum (book)
- Dictionaire Inferal (book)
- Witch Trials of the New World (book)
- Witchcraft and Demonology: The Idiot's Guide to Alchemy (book)
Rituals and Spells
- Black-dog curse (Only mentioned)
- Hellhound curse (Only in flashbacks)
- Mariana and Ben Johnson, burnt at the stake for witchcraft (in flashback).
- Nathaniel Filmer and Mangus, fell from a church tower.
Behind the Scenes
- The photo cover features a promotional still taken from episode "Welcome to the Hellmouth".
- Differently from other representations, at this point the comic issues had vampires also able to transform into green creatures with red eyes, pointy ears, a wide mouth, and long teeth.
Goofs, Bloopers & Continuity Errors
- Sunnydale is mistakenly written as "Sunnyvale" in some dialogues.
- The Bronze, differently from the TV show, appears as a large building in city centre, and has a sign identifying it as "Bronze Club".
Pop Culture References
- Buffy says "American werewolf in Sunnydale" in a reference to the movie An American Werewolf in London (1981).
- Xander mentions the romance writer Jackie Collins.
- Giles owns a copy of the book Malleus Maleficarum (1486).
- Xander mentions the reality television series When Animals Attack!.