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Comic Story
Hello Moon
Hello moon
Publication date March 17, 1999
Published in Dark Horse Presents #141
Pages 8
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Dan Brereton &
Christopher Golden
Penciller(s) Joe Bennett
Editor(s) Scott Allie
Inker(s) Jim Amash
Colorist(s) Guy Major
Letterer(s) Clem Robins

Hello Moon is a short story of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series. It was written by Daniel Brereton and Christopher Golden, and illustrated by Joe Bennett.

Synopsis

Buffy goes for a moonlit walk on the beach, and encounters a hideous fish monster thing. But green and slimy is not the Chosen One’s only trouble this night!

Summary

After cutting short a patrol one night, Buffy attacks a fish monster who she immediately attacks. He argues his treatment as Buffy attacked him first. She acknowledges her mistake and, though the monster wants to be alone, he shares his tale with her. He was specifically selected to find a new home for his people; unsuccessful, he had become depressed and was waiting for the sun to kill him. At his request, Buffy leaves.

Four vampires come along the beach ready to attack Buffy. She introduces herself and, although they become fearful, they still get the upper hand against her. The fish monster intervenes, helps the fight, and the two remaining vamps flee. The monster expresses his admiration for the human Chosen One that he thought was a myth. Inspired, the monster leaves Buffy to continue his quest.

Continuity

Appearances

Individuals

  • Buffy Summers
  • Rupert Giles (Only mentioned)
  • Unidentified fish monster
  • Unidentified punk vampire
  • Unidentified disco vampire
  • Unidentified greaser vampire
  • Unidentified gothic vampire

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Locations

Weapons and Objects

Death Count

  • The unidentified punk and greaser vampires, staked by Buffy Summers.

Behind the Scenes

Production

  • Hello Moon was originally published in comic anthology Dark Horse Presents #141.
  • Published in black and white, the story was colored by Guy Major when it was first collected.
  • Differently from other representations, at this point the comic issues had vampires also able to transform into bat-like creatures with red eyes, pointy ears, a wide mouth, and long teeth. Although, this seems more like an artistic choice, not having direct consequence to the stories.

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Other

Quotes

Buffy - “Hello moon. It’s me, Buffy. It’s nice to just… see you.”
Sea monster - “You shame me, Slayer. But I do not understand. Why do you do it? Why do you keep fighting against the darkness when you know it is an endless struggle? Simply because you were chosen?”
Buffy - “I do it because I can. Because there are people counting on me, every single day. People I love.”