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Comic Issue
"New Rules, Part One"
BuffyS10 1 A
Publication date March 19, 2014
Pages 22
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #1
first issue in series
"New Rules, Part Two"
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Christos Gage
Penciller(s) Rebekah Isaacs
Editor(s) Scott Allie
Cover artist(s) Steve Morris
Rebekah Isaacs
Inker(s) Rebekah Isaacs
Colorist(s) Dan Jackson
Letterer(s) Richard Starkings
Jimmy Betancourt
BuffyS10 1 B
BuffyS10 1 C

"New Rules, Part One" is the first issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten comic book series. Joss Whedon is the Executive Producer.


The immediate aftermath of accelerating the maturation of the new Seed of Wonder and restoring magick back to the world finds Buffy and the Scoobies in Santa Rosita, California slaying zompires. An evolved vampire named Vicki shows up to help Buffy with the zompire problem and once all zompires are slain Vicki and her crew of new vampires plan to turn on Buffy. In the midst of a heated battle Spike shows up to assist while Willow magically teleports two civilians named Abby and Zoey Miller to Dawn and Andrew who annoys Dawn with the phase "Come with me if you want to live" every time they rescue people. Willow states that the new magic is different and she can't not perform another while casting a force field around Santa Rosita to keep the remaining zompires in and Buffy leads the others to Xanders trap consisting of tanning beds. While Xander puts the finishing touches on his trap he mentions how strained his relationship with Dawn is to Anya, who is haunting him as a ghost. Buffy and others arrive and Xander's trap is a success while Anaheed congraduates the Scoobies. The big battle between Buffy, Vicki and the remaining zompires goes on well into sunrise when Vicki and her crew reveal that not only are they inmune to sunlight but also tougher to stake. Buffy and crew are overwhelmed by Vicki's forces until the timely arrival of Faith,Giles, Kennedy, Holly and Leah. Together they manage to beat down Vicki's crew until Vicki calls a retreat.


  • Anya manifests for the very first time after her death in "Chosen".
  • Anya recalls her disastrous wedding ceremony in which Xander left her in the altar, from "Hell's Bells", and her demise in "Chosen".



Organization and Titles




Weapons and Objects

Death Count

  • various vampires, killed by the Scoobie Gang.

Behind the Scenes


  • This issue marks the very first appearance of Anya in the comic book continuity.


Pop Culture References


Buffy - "This is an 'Enemy of my Enemy' kinda deal. You and your pointy-toothed posse came to me.
Vicki - "Our town's infested with these mindless animals 'cause you wrecked magic. Your mess - your cleanup."
Buffy - "I kinda hoped bringing magic back would get people to stop with the shaming."
Buffy - "Seriously? 'Vicki the Vampire'?"
Vicki - "Right. Because 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' is downright Shakespearean.
Buffy - "Thanks, Spike. Sorry I'm being all mean girl. I just know I'm gonna have to stake her when this is over and I don't wanna feel like a backstabber. Front-stabber. Is that horrible?"
Spike - "More like common sense."
Xander - "So I'm not making this up, right? I'm not just being crazy?"
Anya - "Well, you're talking to the ghost of your ex-fiancé. So that's kind of a loaded question."
Xander - "Here they come. Anya, I'm not trying to be a jerk, but can you go back to your magic lamp or…"
Anya - "They can't see me. I'm like Pete's Dragon."
Xander - "Some people could see Pete's Dragon. There was that drunk lighthouse keeper."
Anya - "You realize I'm probably a sign of a brain tumor or encroaching mental illness. People seeing me is the last of your worries."
Xander - "Fine, but my relationship is hanging by a thread here, so…"
Anya - "Oh, sure. God forbid the woman who gave up her vengeance-demon powers for you only to be left at the altar and eventually killed inconvenience you romantically."
Andrew - "If I were any greener with envy, I'd be gamma irradiated. Billy just decided to live the life he wanted, to hell with convention or rules. And he was accepted."
Dawn - "Oh my God, Andrew, you could totally do the same thing. Why would you think for a second you wouldn't be accepted?"
Andrew - "You really think I could be a Slayer?"
Dawn - "A…Slayer. Of course I do. Because that's what you meant. And me too!"
Faith - "Ain't that just typical. If it's not in the states, it doesn't exist to you people. Broaden your horizons a little."
Buffy - "Faith? How'd you – you're in London!"
Faith - "'Bout a hundred years ago, a couple dudes invented a machine that flies. Kennedy's got one that goes wicked fast."
Buffy - "What the what? Faith – I don't care if he knows magic, you can't bring a kid here."
Willow - "And tell him you don't need to cast spells in languages anymore."
Giles - "I'm sure that's lovely for those of you who never bothered to master the correct pronunciation…despite my best efforts. But as long as I know Latin, I'll use it, thank you very much."
Willow - "Oh my God. Giles?"
Buffy - "Giles?"
Giles - "Hello."




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