Comic Story
"No Need to Fear, the Slayer's Here"
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Publication date May 06, 2017
Published in Free Comic Book Day 2017: All Ages
Pages 12
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Kel McDonald
Penciller(s) Yishan Li
Editor(s) Freddye Miller
Philip Simon
Cover artist(s) Yishan Li
Inker(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 Buffy: The High School Years comic story published for the Free Comic Book Day 2017: All Ages.


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.


The events take place during Season 1 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.





  • Sunnydale
    • Capes R Us comic book store
    • Sunnydale Cemetery

Death Count

  • Two vampires, killed by Buffy.

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.
  • The little girl likes 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.


  • Xander hands a X-Men comic to Buffy, but the cover illustration is from Buffy Season 10 trade paperback "Own It". Buffy Season 11 first issue can be also seen in the comic store.
  • Xander guess that Buffy would like Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde alias) is a reference to the known fact that Joss Whedon was inspired by her when creating Buffy herself[1].


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