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Comic Issue
Happy New Year
5-Happy New Year
Publication date January 27, 1999
Pages 22
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic #5
White Christmas
New Kid on the Block, Part One
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Andi Watson
Penciller(s) Hector Gomez
Editor(s) Scott Allie
Cover artist(s) Randy Green,
Rick Ketcham &
Guy Major
Inker(s) Sandu Florea
Colorist(s) Guy Major
Letterer(s) Janice Chiang
5-Happy New Year photo cover

Happy New Year is the fifth issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic series. It was written by Andi Watson and illustrated by Hector Gomez.


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.[1]



  • 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".



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)
  • Crossbow

Rituals and Spells

  • Black-dog curse (Only mentioned)
  • Hellhound curse (Only in flashbacks)

Death Count

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


Cover Artwork


  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved January 08, 2018.