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Comic Story
No Need to Fear, the Slayer's Here
No Need to Fear cover
Publication date May 06, 2017
Pages 12
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Kel McDonald
Penciller(s) Yishan Li
Editor(s) Freddye Miller
Cover artist(s) Yishan Li
Colorist(s) Rod Espinosa &
Tony Galvan
Letterer(s) Richard Starkings &
Jimmy Betancourt

No Need to Fear, the Slayer's Here is a short story from Buffy: The High School Years comic book series. It was written by Kel McDonald and illustrated by Yishan Li. Joss Whedon is the executive producer.


Sixteen-year-old Buffy is still learning her trade, and sometimes battles with demons and bad luck can erode a girls confidence — and her ability to have high-school fun… #SlayerStruggleIsReal.[1]


The events of this series are established as taking place during season 1 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.



Titles and Organizations



Weapons and Objects

Death Count

Behind the Scenes


Pop Culture References

  • There are various comic covers, posters, and shirts from Dark Horse Comics titles, such as Hellboy, Predator, Aliens, Serenity, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Legend of Zelda, Crime Does Not Pay, Bounty, Astrid, Ghost, Fight Club 2, The Rook, etc.
  • Rini likes the manga Sailor Moon.
  • The gaming room’s poster announces Magic: The Gathering and Pokémon, with discarded cards from the first.
  • Xander says that Buffy would like the character Shadowcat from X-Men.




  1. 1.0 1.1 "Free Comic Book Day 2017: All Ages". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved November 01, 2017‎.
  2. Gavin Edwards, "Joss Whedon's next project: Astonishing X-Men Comic Books". New York Magazine, June 07, 2004. Retrieved May 11, 2017.