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Comic Issue
Love Sick Blues, Part One
13-Love Sick Blues 1
Publication date September 29, 1999
Pages 22
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic #13
A Nice Girl Like You
Love Sick Blues, Part Two
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Andi Watson
Penciller(s) Cliff Richards
Editor(s) Scott Allie
Cover artist(s) Jeff Matsuda,
Jon Sibal &
Inker(s) Joe Pimentel
Colorist(s) Guy Major
Letterer(s) Amador Cisneros
Buffy Classic n13 variant

Love Sick Blues, Part One (also known as Bad Blood, Part Four) is the thirteenth issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic series. It was written by Andi Watson and illustrated by Cliff Richards.


Beauty, popularity, and impeccable fashion sense are just a few of the qualities that help define the character of Cordelia Chase. When a gorgeous, mysterious beauty begins to invade Cordelia’s spotlight with the men of the Bronze, though, she undergoes a shift in priorities. With an upcoming school quiz-show contest looming, Cordelia decides it’s time to flaunt her intelligence… by any means necessary![1]


  • Buffy is sure she’s seen Selke before, but fails to remember the two had confronted in Halloween.
  • Selke avoid killing Buffy with the certain that her death would cause a potential to become the new Slayer, which already happened due to her first death ("What's My Line, Part Two").
  • Surprising the Scooby Gang with her intelectual abilities, Cordelia would be accepted in prestigious colleges ("Choices") and revealed as top ten percent of her class ("Untouched"). Upon her impressive SAT score, she would declare she has “some experience in covering these things up” to preserve her popular image ("Lovers Walk").




Weapons and Objects

Death Count

  • An unidentified vampire, staked by Buffy Summers.
  • Lyle, sired by Selke.

Behind the Scenes


  • The photo cover features a promotional picture taken for Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 2.
  • 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. Although, this seems more like an artistic choice, not having direct consequence to the stories.
  • The Bronze differs in his appearance as well in the comics at this point; as the “Bronze Club”, it has a consistent facade of two large statues, since its first comic appearance in Wu-Tang Fang.


Pop Culture References

Goofs, Bloopers & Continuity Errors

  • J. Michael Straczynski is refereed as "Strcynski".

International Titles

  • Russian: Печальная мелодия любви (The Sad Melody of Love)


Cover Artwork

International Covers

  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer #13". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved April 16, 2018.