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This article is about the 2002 comic book mini-series starring the Scooby Gang. For other uses, see Haunted.
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Haunted (Buffy comic)
Haunted
Publication date 11 September 2002
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Includes Original Comics BtVS Haunted: #1-4
Creative Team
Written by Jane Espenson
Penciller(s) Cliff Richards
Inker(s) Julio Ferreira
Colorist(s) Jeromy Cox
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Haunted is a trade paperback collecting the comic mini-series based on the Buffy television series.

Synopsys

A sinister presence stirs among the charred rubble of what used to be Sunnydale High. It seems that the ghost of Sunnydale's former Mayor has a bone to pick with Buffy. Now, on top of dealing with her nightmares about a certain raven-haired, trash-talking former Slayer, she's got a body-snatching, blood-sucking, poltergeist stalking her every moment she's awake. Buffy's left to face the thing without knowing whose hand guides it, armed only with an enigmatic message from Faith: "You're already dead."

Issues

Cover Title Issues Release Date
Haunted-prologuwe Haunted: Prologue - September 05, 2001
While in jail, Faith is visited by Angel. She begins to remember what happened during her coma, and tells everything to him.
Haunted1-cover Haunted, Part One 1 December 19, 2001
Takes place a few days after Graduation Day, Part Two and Double Cross.

It's only been a couple days since graduation, Buffy's lost Angel, and now she's losing two of her best friends. Cordelia is moving to L.A. to become an actress and Xander's getting ready to depart for parts unknown. The whole Scooby gang has to deal with all this emotional junk. Meanwhile, signs of Faith stir among the charred rubble of what used to be Sunnydale High. It seems that the ghost of one of Buffy's recently deceased enemies has a bone to pick with her. How can Buffy kill something that's already dead?

Haunted2-cover Haunted, Part Two 2 January 16, 2002
It's the summer after high school graduation, and somehow Faith's back in Buffy's life. That's not all that's going wrong, though. Vamps are taking Buffy by surprise and it's nearly cost Giles his life. With her Watcher out of the action, her reflexes out of whack, and a ghost terrorizing Sunnydale, Buffy is in for a hell of a summer vacation.
Haunted3-cover Haunted, Part Three 3 February 20, 2002
The recently deceased former Mayor of Sunnydale has got more than a few bones to pick with Buffy Summers. And it looks as if he'll have to go through several skeletons (as well as a few corpses in various states of decay) before he's satisfied. Now, on top of dealing with her nightmares about a certain raven-haired, trash-talking former Slayer, she's got a body-snatching, blood-sucking poltergeist stalking her every moment she's awake. But there's something strange going on beneath the University campus in Sunnydale, and the maleficent mayor is not going to like what he finds."
Haunted4-cover Haunted, Part Four 4 March 20, 2002
The Mayor's ghost finally takes possession of a body powerful enough to destroy Buffy -- one he found in the basement of the Initiative headquarters. As Xander heads out of town and Willow fantasizes about college life, Buffy's left to face the thing without knowing whose hand guides it, armed only with an enigmatic message from Faith: "You're already dead."

Trivia

  • Haunted was written by Jane Espenson, though its canonicity hasn't been confirmed it fits established continuity and serves as a bridge between Seasons 3 and 4 as well as an origin story for Adam.

Behind the scenes

Characters include Buffy, Faith, Xander, Oz, Willow, Giles, Angel, Cordelia, Maggie Walsh and Adam.

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