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While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse.
Comic Story
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Publication date August 26, 1998
Pages 10
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) J.L. Van Meter
Penciller(s) Luke Ross
Editor(s) Scott Allie
Inker(s) Rick Ketchan
Colorist(s) Guy Major
Letterer(s) Pat Brosseau

MacGuffins is a short story of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series, and the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics debut. It was written by J.L. Van Meter and illustrated by Luke Ross.


Can Buffy pass the test of the MacGuffins?


While Buffy Summers was on summer vacation at her father's house in Los Angeles, two MacGuffins made a bet with Rupert Giles that she could beat the 561 A.D. record of the Slayer, Garnhuld, by two days. She beat the record, but fell two hours short of winning the bet for Giles. After solving the puzzle, Buffy sent the MacGuffins back to Giles to get even.


  • Buffy is on her summer vacation at her father's, an event taking place between the first and second seasons of the television show.



Organizations and Titles


Behind the Scenes


  • MacGuffins was the first Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic story to be published.
  • This story was originally published for the Dark Horse Presents: Annual 1998 anthology.
  • The art was originally in black and white; it was first published with colors in "The Remaining Sunlight" trade paperback.
  • According to Scott Allie, this story was supposed to be drawn by Randy Green, but the illustrator took another assignment at the last minute.[1]
  • Dark Horse made a four part animation of this comic on their website.


Pop Culture References


Full Comic

  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Panel to Panel"