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Who are the mysterious sisters who have come to Sunnydale, and what are those nasty beasts that they have brought with them? It's Buffy's job as the slayer to find out, and do it but good! Of course, things can't help but be complicated—one of the sister's has her sights on Angel!
With the approach of Halloween, Sunnydale experiences an increase in vampire-related murders. The search for the perpetrators is called to a halt on All Hallow's Eve and Buffy looks forward to an uneventful night of trick or treating with her friends . . . but how uneventful will it stay? The killers are still on the loose and there was that one house that refused to answer the door . . .
It isn't supposed to be like this. There's a dance at Sunnydale High tonight. Any other girl would be there laughing, gossiping, dancing. But much as she'd like to be...much as it pains her...Buffy Summers isn't like other girls. She's the Chosen One. She's the Vampire Slayer.
The day before begins as hectic as any past Thanksgiving, save for one exception: some strange goings-on around the house have set Buffy's mind a flutter. What happened to the vampire that survived the fateful Halloween massacre? Who's been digging through her family's trash at night? And why do so many people wait until the last minute to go grocery shopping?!
A puzzling heat wave is the least of Buffy's concerns when she realizes she does not possess the monetary means to afford the holiday season (or a new dress for the Winter Dance!). To add insult to injury, she is forced to get a job in the mall to pay for her expenditures. All would be well, though, if she didn't have to wear a paper hat and if her employer wasn't quite so "cold" toward her . . .
This New Year's Eve is going to be one to remember for the town of Sunnydale. When a cursed Puritan rolls into town, looking to break a hex placed on him centuries before, trouble follows: in the form of a giant Hellhound! Mania and mayhem ensue!
Buffy Summers learned how to fight vampires. The evil vampire, Lothos gathered a large group of undeadAmericans hoping to spread evil across the Los Angeles. The rebel, Oliver Pike, became entangled in Buffy's destiny.
With spring in the air and a day off from school, the gang decides to have a get together. Harboring thoughts of an all-night, all-girl slumber party, Willow's new gal-pal, Cynthia, volunteers to coordinate it. The only problem is whom to invite. Buffy's in. Cordelia, too. What about Xander? Eight ladies, all in their pajamas. One way or another, Xander's going to make it!
Having suffered the tragic loss of her Watcher, Merrick, Buffy must now face the terror of Lothos the vampire on her own . . . well, not quite alone. She's got Pike around to help her. Of course, it all goes down on the same night as the dance, and nothing's going to keep her away from that. Not after she bought that perfect dress . . . she's gonna knock' em dead!
Recipe for action: take one Buffy Summers, add three quarts of evil, a pinch of high-school high jinks, and blend well, for the high-octane monthly adventures of everyone's favorite Chosen One! The gang's well-intentioned slumber party has gone awry, and the trouble grows as the night deepens. Things are not always what they seem, and in this case, the new girl might not be telling the whole story ... and it could cost Buffy more than a game of Truth or Dare.
Spike was irritated by Drusilla's passion for Angelus. Their relationship came to a heated end and Spike went to Turkey for a break. Dru hunted him down with someone new, a necromancer. She wanted to even the score but ended up causing trouble for everyone.
Sunnydale High is abuzz with anticipation about a movie being filmed in town! The whole gang wants to get involved, with the bright lights of Hollywood blinding the more sinister aspects of the filmmaker himself. Is he just an eccentric genius or an ominous, shadowy character?
Angelus, the hunky, wildly popular vampire squeeze of Buffy Summers is now sporting his own three-issue series! Follow Angel as he trails an ancient horror, straight from his own adventures in Europe to present-day Sunnydale. Will he be strong enough to overcome the monster's unique powers?
Following an encounter with a figure from his past, Angel must now face a horror that he had thought long destroyed. The monster, however, could hold the key to Angel's salvation ... or his destruction!
Buffy the next runway supermodel? Believe it! Buffy pursues a potential modeling career only to learn that beauty isn't only skin deep. Meanwhile, with Selke regaining her strength, she decides to pay a visit to the local vampire coven ... with mixed results.
It all comes down to this, sports fans! In the ring to my left: the Hollower—vampire's only natural predator other than the Slayer! And in the ring to my right: Angel—champion of the undead, ex-boyfriend of the Slayer, and one all-around bad mother! Place your bets now, 'cause this one's gonna get nasty!
Xander steps into the spotlight! After getting pushed around at Sunnydale High School, Xander has to stand up to the bully and fight a demon to boot! Well, he does get a helping hand from everyone's favorite Slayer ...
Summer sizzles as Buffy and her pals continue their quest to stem the tide of evil that is rampant on Earth! In this action-packed issue, Selke and the Doctor continue their scheming and hit upon the solution to Selke's "cosmetic" complaints. Meanwhile, a jilted student at Sunnydale High learns a valuable lesson in gender relations.
The new girl in Sunnydale, by all appearances, is your typical sweet, intelligent high-school senior, except for one thing—the crowd she runs with! She hangs out with more punks and delinquents than in juvenile hall, yet Buffy still finds something . . . different about her.
It's that time of the month for Oz, but the wolf escapes from the library. Buffy eventually tracks down werewolf-Oz, then uses him to track Willow. Willow has been kidnapped by Alan Duffy, a normal kid with a desperate taste for the supernatural.
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!
On their way to Sunnydale, the demonic duo stop off in sultry St. Louis, to try their hands at some riverboat gambling. They soon learn, however, that their rest and relaxation isn't quite as peaceful as they'd hoped!
As Sunnydale becomes an increasingly hazardous place to kill vampires, Buffy begins to suspect there might be something amiss . . . as do Spike and Dru, newly returned to town and none too happy to find that Selke has set up shop in their old haunt. Meanwhile, Buffy begins to question her relationship with Angel. And just what do Selke and the Doctor have in store for the ancient Slayer relic they hold in their possession?
Having fled Sunnydale, and all the difficult emotional circumstances that go along with it, Angel has set up shop as a paranormal investigator in Los Angeles. With the help of Sunnydale's favorite prom queen, Cordelia Chase, and demon-spawn wiseacre Doyle, Angel has his work cut out for him!
She alone will stand against the vampires . . . the demons . . . and the forces of Darkness . . . wait, she can't even drive yet! Learning how to operate an automobile is a rite of passage that all teenagers face, the Chosen One being no different. And while Buffy faces the horrors of Drivers' Ed., Selke and the Doctor are busy breeding disaster for Sunnydale. Does their evil alchemy spell disaster for Buffy and the gang? Have we seen the last of the super-vampires that have plagued Sunnydale lately? Will Buffy get her driving permit?! There's only one way to find out!
All Buffy Summers wants is to hang out with her friends and relax. Is that too much to ask? It is when you're the Slayer and there's a demonic force ripping through town leaving a pile of bodies behind it. And even if she doesn't particularly like the guys getting offed, Buffy's gotta put a stop to it!
Angel is in deep trouble as he tries to solve a case involving a demonic fertility clinic. Just why are mothers being murdered and husbands turned into zombie-like guards? Before he can find out, Angel will have to find a way out of the hole he's in. And the only way out is into the harsh light of the sun. Cordy and Doyle had better hurry or this could be Angel's last case.
Angel is in deep trouble as he tries to solve a case involving a demonic fertility clinic. Just why are mothers being murdered and husbands turned into zombiefied guards? With the help of his sidekicks, Cordelia and Doyle, Angel is hot on the trail of the woman who may be responsible for the homicidal mayhem. But Angel is about to find out that catching up with her is the last thing he wants to do!
The gang from Sunnydale have faced some unspeakable horrors: ice demons, werewolves, and kung-fu vampires among them. But can the group face the terror of Buffy and Xander making out? What is going on here, and how is it tied to the super vampires, Selke, and the mysterious figures in Sunnydale's sewers? If the group is going to survive, they'll have to brave the chaos of Mardi Gras to find the answers.
In Los Angeles, things aren't always what they seem. Angel tries to help a woman caught in an abusive marriage, never suspecting where the real danger lies. They say no good deed goes unpunished, and Angel is about to learn that firsthand.
Mardi Gras is nearly upon the Sunnydale gang and, in addition to finishing their float, they have to figure out what's going on with Buffy. Since when has she been so into her looks, and what's up with the . . . tattoos and piercings? Meanwhile, Angel is getting closer and closer to discovering the source of the super-vamps . . . and it may just cost him his life!
Finding the vilest lawyer in LA sounds like a pretty tough job, but Angel has done it. In this three-issue arc, Angel, Doyle, and Cordelia face off with a new gang of demons, and some allies that prove even less trustworthy.
A string of demonic possessions among the LA rich and famous leads Angel to team up with an exorcist. With his sidekick dead, Angel needs the help. Even a crime-fighting vampire has a tough time learning that the lines between good and evil are never so blurry as in Los Angeles.
Cordelia lands the starring role in a Blair Witch rip-off about three filmmakers searching for the legendary "Helm of Harxis." But what she and Angel don't know is that the film is a sham and the Helm is the real thing! Doc Thunder: Doc and his plucky female sidekick Tighra race commie villains to the moon to save the world from The Crimson Cranium! The Mask! Where did it come from? Where has it been? Discover the answers ... if you dare! Now in flip-book format!.
At the end of season three, Angel left Sunnydale without looking back, and without saying good-bye to Buffy. This story takes up directly from the season finale, following Angel as he heads to L.A., and Buffy prepares for her life without him in Sunnydale. They earned a lot of enemies together, and now that they're apart, those forces are closing in. But the connection Buffy and Angel had was closer than anyone knew, and those who thought to take advantage of their separation are in for a surprise.
Who is the mysterious Father Gaetano, and just where does he stand in the war between good and evil? Angel needs to find out before it's too late! Brought to you by the writer of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watcher's Guide and the artist of Buffy and Rising Stars!
Corpses are cropping up in all sorts of places, and Angel and detective Kate Lockley both have different ideas about who's behind it. Unfortunately for them, they may both be wrong. And in Angel's Los Angeles, being wrong can lead to being dead.
The demons are gathering. Once more, Sunnydale is playing host to a congregation of the undead, and it's up to Buffy and her gang to find out why and put a stop to it. This issue continues the Blood of Carthage story line, and brings Buffy one step closer to discovering the secrets of Vraka, Xerxes the Blind, and the rest of the demon hordes. If she's lucky, she'll also get her term paper done!
Beneath the City of Angels, a killer is stalking the sewers. Angel is hunting a monster, though he's not certain if it's the right monster. And Detective Kate Lockley and her men are also in the sewers, looking for the one she thinks is responsible: a certain vampire named Angel. They are moving closer and closer to a final, climactic battle with the real killer. Be there for all the mayhem!
Who are the Blood of Carthage, and what is their relationship to the demon Vraka? Buffy will find out as she confronts them for the first time. We also discover how Spike is connected to this shadowy group. And Buffy may decide to leave college forever! Buffy fans cannot miss this issue!
How can anyone be lonely in a city as big as Los Angeles? In part 1 of "Love for Sale," a California congressman is murdered and robbed by a lady of the evening, which is front-page sleaze and scandal just the way the media like it, but with one frightening twist: Cordelia has a vision about the congressman just before he dies—and the prostitute who killed him wasn't human! Now it's time to track down the inhuman assassin and take care of business—Angel style!
In this penultimate issue of "The Blood of Carthage," the unthinkable occurs. With the rise of the demon Ky-Laag imminent, Buffy and the Scooby Gang must form an unholy alliance with the Blood of Carthage—a mysterious cult of demons—to prevent Ky-Laag from devastating Sunnydale and perhaps the world!And why would the Blood of Carthage want to stop a demon from rising? And for that matter, why would vampire creep Spike want to play peacemaker between Buffy and the demon Vraka?
In the aftermath of Jenny Calendar's death at the hands ofAngelus, Giles' grief is mixed with fury. Buffy feels uneasy with her mentor's inability to cope with the death of Jenny. Meanwhile, the armor of a samurai demon is taken from a cargo ship. The demon had been named Kelgor, who in the year 1500 raised an army of the dead and caused havoc and death in Japan. Angelus, Spike, and Drusillahope to utilize the armor for power of epic proportions. A new confrontation is developing over who can be the master the Ring of Fire, and with Giles barely functioning sanely, Buffy, Willow, Xander, and Kendra must try to avert a disaster.
The investigation into the mysterious death of Congressman Charles deepens as Detective Kate Lockley is brought onto the case, and Angel and Wesley continue their search for the undead prostitute known on the streets as Candy O. Their search leads to a vampire bordello run by an ancient and seductive vamp who most definitely has her eye on our heroes. Angel must not only face an array of vampires, but finds himself doing battle with a force that has brought much stronger men to their knees—lust!
The conclusion to "Blood of Carthage" is so big, we had to add four extra pages to tell it all! The questions that have been building since issue #21 will finally be answered. Learn the secret history between the demons Vraka and Ky-Laag, and what it means to the Scooby Gang. And Buffy must deal with the aftermath of allying herself with Vraka, leading to an explosive fight in the heart of downtown Sunnydale.
Giles had been Buffy's Watcher for four years when Watcher Michaela Tomasi notified him of the death of his former mentor, Archibald Lassiter. This drew him back to England. He found out that the Watchers Council was guarding a dark secret, which may cause the resurrection of the Old Ones. Though the Council did not want his help, Giles might be the one person who can prevent disaster.
What could be a less likely spot for evil than an amusement park? When Cordelia has a vision of a kidnapped little girl, Angel finds out that even this seemingly innocent spot can hide a lurking terror. "Vermin" Part 1 is the first of a two-part story that kicks off the Autumnal tales in the pages of Angel and Buffy, six stories intended to scare the pants off you. Brought to you by Christopher Golden (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watcher's Guide), Tom Sniegoski (Realworlds: Batman), and Christian Zanier (Rising Stars).
Just in time for Halloween, this dark and creepy issue finds its way to the comics store shelf! In part one of the two-part "The Heart of the Slayer," Buffy is being stalked by a creature intent on killing her so that it can bring about the end of the world. So what else is new? The only person who can save her is a Slayer who should have died a long time ago. Confused? Well, so are Buffy and the gang.
Angel finds and rescues a little girl from a vicious gang of kidnappers—but he, the girl, and the thugs will have to fight their way past an army of demonic rats! And we discover that this isn't the first time Angel has had to deal with furry, biting vermin! Written by Christopher Golden (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watcher's Guide) and Tom Sniegoski (Bone: Stupid, Stupid Rat-tails), and illustrated by Christian Zanier (Rising Stars).
In "The Heart of the Slayer," Buffy discovers why she is being stalked by a nightmare creature from fourteenth-century France and why that era's Slayer is determined to stop it. Unfortunately for the two Slayers, stopping the monster may mean the ultimate sacrifice for one of them!
What do a rash of deaths by spontaneous combustion, a teenage girl on the lam, and a demon spell caster all have in common? If Angel wants to prevent any more deaths by fire, he'd better figure it out. And as Angel and crew investigate, he discovers that even he may have a connection to this case.
Russian vampire mobsters are threatening Sunnydale, and there's only one person who can stop them legend-in-his-own-mind Jonathan! But this time Jonathan will need a little help from a certain Slayer and her pals. Sure, they're amateurs, but every little bit helps.
A huntress is stalking demons in LA. Normally this would be a good thing, except she's leaving survivors and telling them Angel sent her. Now, Angel has an army of demons on his tail, hell bent on revenge. What's a vampire to do? And how long can his human companions, Cordelia and Wesley, remain safe?
Cordelia and Wesley are both in the hospital and Angel is on the run. And the mysterious demon hunter continues her vendetta against him. Meanwhile, monsters are fleeing the carnage in L.A. and seeking refuge in Sunnydale, where they're being dealt with by the Slayer. Buffy, Giles, and the gang learn about the havoc, and Buffy determines that she must go to Angel's side to lend a hand; a decision that does not sit at all well with Buffy's vampire-hunting boyfriend, Riley.
Angel confronts the woman who's out to destroy him, and barely escapes alive. Meanwhile, Buffy and Giles begin to uncover who and what is behind the vendetta against Angel. As the players gather in LA (including some well-known faces from Sunnydale), the stage is set for a final confrontation.
Angel and Giles reveal their past involvement with the woman who is out to destroy Angel, and it's up to Buffy and her friends to stop her. But it won't be easy. The only plan they have could get them all killed. When the dust settles, the lives of Buffy and Angel will never be the same.
An alleyway in Sunnydale, previously inactive ghost-wise, becomes the focus of some pretty scary happenings. Who's behind it? Why is it happening now? It's up to Buffy and the Scooby gang to find out. And, in other news, Giles has a new girlfriend, but the kids think there's more to her than meets the eye. Isn't there always?
Now that the office of Angel Investigations has been totaled, and every demon, ghoul, and freak in the greater LA area knows where Angel and Wesley live, our trio of supernatural crime fighters have no place to stow their demonic loot—except in Cordelia's haunted apartment!
A hobo ghost in an alleyway and an infestation of really aggressive insects has the Scooby Gang looking for a culprit, but the hand behind the recent occult happenings in Sunnydale remains hidden. The only one happy in the midst of this terror is Giles, with his new out-of-town girlfriend, which has a lot of the kids wondering.
Giles' new girlfriend is still missing and possibly in the clutches of the bugmen. Willow and Tara come across a possible solution to Sunnydale's insect problem in a dusty volume called Demonic Entomology. Giles, worried that he's about to lose another lover to Sunnydale's prolific obituary page, isn't able to conjure up the requisite magical pesticide, leaving Buffy to face the hive on her own!
She's Melaka Fray, a beautiful, young girl that's about to meet her destiny, whether she wants to or not. In the future, the world is a manmade, hopeless hell. Add to that vampires, demons and other grim, supernatural threats that cower in shadows and skulk late-night streets. When the forces of darkness come calling, Fray will be transformed from street urchin of a disposable society to its only savior. And, heaven help her if she fails.
The gang finally discovers the secret of the Sunnydale infestation, and the bug hunt comes to a stunning conclusion as Buffy faces off against a mad scientist, a gazillion nasty creepy-crawlies, and their Queen! All this and more girl trouble for Giles!
Fray's world has been turned upside down. After finishing a routine breaking and entering job, she's returned to her apartment to find an eight-foot-tall demon. Now she's got another job proposal put in front of her, and her life will never be the same.
His name is Daniel Osbourne, but we know him as Oz, friend to the slayer, Buffy Summers, and victim of a terrible curse. Every time the moon is full, Oz transforms into a bloodthirsty werewolf. On a quest to conquer the beast within, Oz journeys to Tibet in search of a monk called Shantou, who could possibly teach him to control his darker half. With the aid of a beautiful Chinese demon-girl, Oz manages to find Shantou—who he must now save from a force of unspeakable evil.
Remember that time when Buffy's little sister Dawn first found out that Buffy is the Slayer? And then when Angel almost killed Dawn, because no one had told her that he'd turned evil again? And who could forget the time Dawn loaded up on band candy? Buffy and the Scooby Gang all have memories connected to Dawn, and only Buffy and Giles know they're not real. But Dawn is turning up other little secrets from the past, including a previous vampire slayer who met the worst fate imaginable—and still suffers under the curse.
As a professional thief, Melaka Fray has seen her share of danger and excitement. But is she ready for the challenges facing a Slayer? This issue, Melaka learns some of the history of the Slayers and comes to understand a little about what it means to her.
With the help of a wizened Tibetan Monk and the beautiful, young demon-girl, Oz hopes to gain control over the wolf half of his nature. As the weeks draw closer to the next full moon, Oz prepares to meet his worst enemy: himself. Dark forces are on the move. Will Oz defeat the twisted minions or will he become the latest addition to the demons' nightmare menagerie?
Dawn has vanished without a trace and the Scooby gang has no clue where to find her. As they try to deduce her whereabouts, Buffy turns Sunnydale (and a whole lot of vampires) upside-down in her search. Spike suspects that Dawn's disappearance has something to do with a former Slayer turned vampire, the deadly Yuki Makumura. It looks like this Vampire Slayer must go up against a Slayer Vampire. Could things get any worse? Don't ask!
Oz and his new friends face off against a maniacal demon overlord and a horde of horrible hellhounds, hobgoblins, sorcerers, trolls, and a bunch of other things so gross they don't even have names for 'em. Even the Slayer, on her worst day, hasn't faced a force so frightful. This showdown could change Oz's life forever.
While Buffy looks for clues to find her sister, Harmony hatches another lame plan to cause trouble and ends up distracting everyone from the search. Meanwhile, insane vampire monks, who all know the terrible truth concerning Dawn's past, hold her captive. If that isn't enough, there's a former Slayer turned vampire in town, and Buffy's at the top of her hit-list.
Fray fends off an attack from the creep that killed her brother. Barely escaping with her life, she becomes determined to find the monster and stop him... forever! But she's being hunted as well...by a pack of blood-crazed vampires, and by the police led by her own sister. Fray discovers exactly what kind of creature is after her and it's not pretty!
Buffy and the Scooby gang face off against the cadre of crazed, bloodsucking Buddhist monks who hold Dawn captive. The monks know the truth about Buffy's "little sister." When the truth is revealed, can Buffy handle it?
The search for Angel continues as L.A.'s resident vampire with a soul throws down with a walking volcano. Can Angel survive the molten menace long enough to unravel who's behind the bizarre series of attacks? Will Wesley, Cordelia, and Gunn arrive to find Angel, or his ashes? All this plus a fistful of clues, an armor-clad assailant, and a mysterious evil mastermind.
Don't you hate it when you go to a funeral and unwittingly open an ancient portal to a prison dimension and summon forth a rampaging horde of blood-starved vampires? In this issue, that's exactly what happens to Buffy! These extra dimensional nasties have got only one thing in mind—dinner. And Sunnydale is on the menu—literally.
Melaka's been keeping up the good fight. But, now that she knows the horrible truth about the vampire that's been stalking her, can she keep it up? No matter what she does, Melaka is not going to like it. Meanwhile, she's on the run from the thugs and the police. This calls for a very special blend of psychology and extreme violence.
It's only been a couple days since graduation, Buffy's lost Angel, and now she's losing two of her best friends. Cordelia is moving to L.A. to become an actress and Xander's getting ready to depart for parts unknown. The whole Scooby gang has to deal with all this emotional junk. Meanwhile, signs of Faith stir among the charred rubble of what used to be Sunnydale High. It seems that the ghost of one of Buffy's recently deceased enemies has a bone to pick with her. How can Buffy kill something that's already dead?
Buffy's mom is dead. Emotions in the Scooby gang are running high, and lots of little things are causing lots of little problems. Somehow, the fight against the forces of darkness doesn't seem so crucial, anymore. Somebody should have told that to the three deformed, green demon-children that decide to drop by Buffy's house unannounced.
It's the summer after high school graduation, and somehow Faith's back in Buffy's life. That's not all that's going wrong, though. Vamps are taking Buffy by surprise and it's nearly cost Giles his life. With her Watcher out of the action, her reflexes out of whack, and a ghost terrorizing Sunnydale, Buffy is in for a hell of a summer vacation.
After more than a year, Tara STILL doesn't feel like she's fitting into the Scooby Gang. The closer she gets to Willow, the more envious she is of the friendship between Will and Buffy and Xander. With all this jealousy in the air, is it any wonder there are little green monsters popping up all around?
The onslaught continued as an unknown evil that was menacing Angel and his friends finally revealed itself.Angel, Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, Cordelia Chase, andCharles Gunn tried put the pieces together in time.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the latest in a long tradition of young women who've been trained to give their lives in the war against vampires. We've gotten glimpses of these other women over the years on T.V., in comics, and in books. Now for the first time, the writers from the television series, including the show's creator, Joss Whedon, and one of its stars, Amber "Tara" Benson, present the tales of these girls, with the help of comics' greatest artists.
The recently deceased former Mayor of Sunnydale has got more than a few bones to pick with Buffy Summers. And it looks as if he'll have to go through several skeletons (as well as a few corpses in various states of decay) before he's satisfied. Now, on top of dealing with her nightmares about a certain raven-haired, trash-talking former Slayer, she's got a body-snatching, blood-sucking poltergeist stalking her every moment she's awake. But there's something strange going on beneath the University campus in Sunnydale, and the maleficent mayor is not going to like what he finds.
The Scoobies get attacked by more ugly, foul-smelling, creepy, little, green monsters. They seem to really hate Buffy, and the little buggers are becoming a bigger problem than anyone expected. It looks like one of Buffy's friends might be related to the menace, but how? And why?
Buffy's dead. Her friends are trying to get on with their lives. Between them, there is enough anger, frustration, loss, guilt and tragedy to drown an ocean ... or resurrect an ancient demon. Sunnydale being what it is means things aren't looking too good for the Scoobies. A lovelorn demon has been set free into our dimension, and its food is the grief of Buffy's nearest and dearest.
The Mayor's ghost finally takes possession of a body powerful enough to destroy Buffy—one he found in the basement of the Initiative headquarters. As Xander heads out of town and Willow fantasizes about college life, Buffy's left to face the thing without knowing whose hand guides it, armed only with an enigmatic message from Faith: "You're already dead".
After a crushing turn of events, Melaka's back on her feet, taking the fight into the pits of the city, the rat-infested warren she calls home. But are these street-urchin vamps behind the recent murder that set Fray over the edge?
Buffy is dead. There's lots of emotions and tensions. The Scoobies begin to pick up the pieces, and they soon realize that Sunnydale is losing control of its population of nasties. Willow takes action, and it looks like the gang has a new leader. But how long can the group hold out after a pack of disgruntled lizard-demons arrives in Sunnydale gunning for the Slayer?
The Death of Buffy story continues as Willow, Xander, and the gang attempt to fend off an encroaching invasion of black magic lizard wizards. They've come to Sunnydale to resurrect an old friend and to tear the Slayer's pretty little guts out. Unfortunately for them, Buffy and her guts are six feet under. Unfortunately for Buffy's pals, these reptiles are willing to settle for the guts of the Slayer's friends and family.
You're invited to the sickest party in Sunnydale. DJs will be mixing up some body-moving grooves, smart drinks will be available at the bar, and we'll be giving up a virgin sacrifice for the blood goddess. An old friend of Spike is in town, and he's getting every teenager in Sunnydale to trip the light fantastic at some very special, underground raves. He has a plan that could mean big things for vampires everywhere, and Spike agrees to help him out. Everyone who is anyone is rolling at these after-hour parties, including a whole posse of vampires. Buffy and the Scooby gang are going out and getting down to put an end to what's become a euphoric feeding frenzy for some of the baddest baddies in town.
Buffy is dead. A horde of lizard-demons plan to resurrect their fallen leader and paint the town blood red. Can Buffy's friends face the threat without a Slayer to defend them? Willow finds that she can learn a great deal from these reptilian mystics. And if there's going to be one resurrection, why can't there be two? This is the slam-bang, "dang, I banged my fang!" conclusion to the Death of Buffy storyline.
When Buffy came back from the dead earlier this season, she received a call from Angel, asking for a secret rendezvous. When she came back to Sunnydale the next episode, she didn't tell anyone what happened while she was away.
Buffy's finally back in the game, fully recovered from her recent trip to heaven. But someone else is back, too—the sexy vamp D.J., Velatti (from the recent hit novel Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Creatures of Habit). She's out for revenge, and she's noticed that Willow's powerful addiction to magic is growing out of control.
Willow, Tara, and Buffy's little sister Dawn are drawn into a web of magical intrigue and horror after stumbling upon a stretch of cursed earth just off the Pacific Coast Highway. Something controls the forest animals, causing them to attack and kill any human who wanders too far into the woods. Can the girls put an end to the mysterious force that's corrupting the natural order and make it back to civilization alive? Or will the woods claims three more victims?
Angel, Faith, Giles, and Oz continue their search for Buffy and the lost city of Sunnydale, while the Slayer learns that while killing vampires in Sunnydale made for a rough adolescence, trying to kill them in Hell is gonna be the death of her. Willow, still reeling from her recent relapse with black magic, finds herself more tempted than ever. Six long years of hell on earth wasn't enough to prepare the gang for this—life in hell!
Continuing her journey through Hell, Buffy finally runs into the cavalry—in the form of Angel, Faith, and Oz. Now it's up to this tensely reunited team to save the hordes of Hell, and return Sunnydale to the real world.
"Hellmouth to Mouth" concludes as Buffy finally rescues Xander and Dawn from the crew that's nearly destroyed Sunnydale—The Scourge! They soon find that the only thing worse than the Scourge is their secret leader, revealed this issue! Buffy's not just fighting for her friends' and family's lives, she's fighting for a chance to live her own life, to be more than a fearless vampire hunter. Who better to have backing her up than former sadistic Slayer Faith and the vampire hunting vampire himself, Angel?!
Responsibility sucks. And sometimes, there's no avoiding it. You are what you are. You do what you do. For newly minted fifteen-year-old Buffy Summers, that means being the Slayer—a protector against the demons that shadow mankind. Or on this night, a fate worse than that…a Friday night stuck dragging her little sister around the Santa Monica pier!
It's 1996, and Buffy Summers has just accepted her role as the Vampire Slayer. After the destruction of her high school, she flees to Las Vegas to sort out her life. Meanwhile, Watcher Rupert Giles wonders why on Earth his Slayer hasn't arrived in Sunnydale. The comic takes you where the TV show never did, back to the roots of everything, in the summer before Buffy arrived in Sunnydale. And there's a tall, dark, and handsome stranger keeping an eye on her during those dangerous nights in Vegas.
"Viva Las Buffy"! Before Buffy ever arrived in Sunnydale, she did a little stint in Vegas. Not exactly doing what we have her pictured here, but we couldn't resist... Frightened and confused by her new-found powers as the Slayer, Buffy has picked up and left her mom and little sister behind. Hiding out in Sin City is no way to avoid trouble, though, especially when the city's gentle citizens are being terrorized by just a few of the many bodies buried without headstones in Vegas's seedier strips. Perfect for Christmas!
Find out why Buffy and Pike split-up before Buffy moved to the Hellmouth. See just what happened to Giles in those fateful days before he was Buffy's Watcher. Be the first one on your block to know when and where this whole Buffy/Angel thing started.
Scott Lobdell and Fabian Nicieza wrap up Buffy's trip to the city of sin with part four of "Viva Las Buffy!": the first in a series of stories depicting events that occurred before everyone's favorite Slayer made her way to the happy little Hellmouth of Sunnydale. Meanwhile, in England, Rupert Giles finally uncovers the treachery surrounding his quest to become the newest Watcher.
Continuing the look into Buffy's life before Sunnydale, we take a detour with Dawn—a mysterious package is accidently delivered to the younger Summers sister, and the enchanted teddy bear Hoopy wreaks havoc upon the life of the little ten year old. Intended to destroy the Slayer, the gift leads Dawn unwittingly into her first adventure, years before she'd ever be accepted into the Scooby Gang.
The wait is over! Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, completes his vision of the future, the story of the future slayer. One of the fiercest battles in the history of comics, drawn in grand style by Karl Moline and Andy Owens, begins the climax to Dark Horse's runaway hit. So what do we have left for next issue? It just gets worse for this poor, young Slayer.
Buffy returned from her runaway road-trip with Pike...only to discover that Dawn has read her diary, and shared what she found with their parents, who see no other choice: after she's burned down the school gym, run off to Vegas, and apparently lost her mind . . . they have her committed.
Considering that she burned down the school gym and ran off to Vegas, and the strange entries in her diary, Buffy Summers's parents see no other choice than to have her committed. At the mental institution, Buffy sort of likes not having to slay vampires and demons night after night. But there's something sinister going on here, and the doctors may not be what they appear to be. And while Giles' black magic stopped a corrupt Watcher from destroying the Council, now he has to face the consequences of dabbling in the forbidden arts.
The barriers between alternate realities have begun to erode around Sunnydale, and Buffy and the gang face nightmare versions of friends and allies, as well as enemies thought long dead. Featuring the return of the vampiric Gorch clan, Sid the Dummy, Faith and more!
Most people would find life in a mental institution unsettling enough, but for the Slayer things are even worse. She assumed the girls who said they were brides to the demon Rakagore were just crazy—but when Rakagore actually shows up, the only thing more bizarre than his appearance is who he was hiding behind. Can a medicated Buffy deal with a demon with a taste for hospitalized young women, or will she have to call on help from outside?
Don't miss the final chapter of the four-issue story arc, "Slayer Interrupted" as Buffy discovers the horrible secret being kept deep in the bowels of one of Los Angeles's premier mental institutions. Committed by her parents, Buffy finds herself not knowing whom to trust. Now it's up to her to save a group of young girls from the demon that feeds off the sick teenagers hospitalized within.
Buffy Summers has faced vampires, demons and monsters but now she must face the scariest thing of all: the divorce of her parents! But with divorce comes all the bad feelings attached to it, for all the members of the family, and those bad feelings take on physical shapes. No vampire is safe as the tortured young Slayer takes her anger and frustrations to the streets of L.A. All the while she is being closely watched by the mysterious vampire with a soul, Angel.
A vampire was walking down a road at night, thinking of how he had gotten into that situation. He had been a grifter playing cards at a Las Vegas casino. He got into the job not for the money, but the excitement. He saw a beautiful woman getting dragged out of the casino by security guards and followed them.
Buffy Summers's life is in shambles. She's been kicked out of school, recently released from a mental institution, and, to top it all off her parents' crumbling marriage is finally over. Now her would-be protector, the vampire Angel, has unwittingly unleashed a string of demons upon her, in an incredibly misguided attempt to alleviate her grief. Don't miss one of the hottest teams in comics telling the story of one of the darkest chapters in Buffy Summers' life, set before the premiere of the cult favorite television show!
Buffy Summers, the Chosen One, the Slayer, is dealing with a horror she is powerless to stop—the divorce of her parents. Adolescence is tough enough without the added distress of parental separation, not to mention the responsibilities of the one who stands alone against the powers of darkness. Now, in a failed attempt to alleviate Buffy's anxiety, the vampire with a soul, known as Angel, has unwittingly unleashed the Malignancy Demons upon her and her family. They feed on the pain of the Summers' family and bring to life the negative emotions which grip them. Buffy has faced Deceit and Guilt she must now face Abandonment.
After her parents' divorce, Buffy's arrival in Sunnydale is made even more painful by the return of the Malignancy Demons that were accidentally set upon her by Angel. Her first steps into her new life at the Hellmouth are halted by terror, and the last Malignancy Demon might be the one to finally get Buffy—and the whole town! -- to give up on life. Meanwhile, Willow, Xander, Giles, Dawn, and Joyce all fall under the spell of Trepidation, leaving Buffy with little help from the Scoobies.
A Watcher named Dunworthy has taken four young Watchers-in-training down into the basement of the Watchers Academy building. He brought them to a tomb and had them armed; Sophie chose a stake, as did Edna. They were led into a room where a vampire was kept in chains. Sophie recognized him as Roche. Dunworthy praised her, but admitted he had forgotten her name. Roche explained to the young Watchers that vampires were no animals, but complex beings and he began telling them stories of vampires past, present, and future. Includes "The Problem with Vampires" and "Stacy" stories.
The children, as well as Roche, break from the storytelling for lunch. Edna ponders why a vampire as powerful as Roche claims to be would allow himself to be used in this way. Includes "Spot the Vampire" and "Jack" stories.
Edna writes in her diary, recounting the events of the past day. She notes that she's beginning to find Roche as inviting as he is unsettling. The next day, the Watchers-in-training are assembled around him once again. Roche begins to talk of how he longs to savage them all, only to be chided by Dunworthy. Edna interrupts Dunworthy, goading Roche into continuing against Sophie's pleading and bribing to stop. Edna eventually relents, noting that she can anger Roche, whose bonds, unbeknownst to those assembled before him, are weakening. Includes "Father" and "Antique" stories.
A Watcher named Dunworthy has taken four young Watchers-in-training down into the basement of the Watchers Academy building. He brought them to a tomb and had them armed; Sophie chose a stake, as did Edna. They were led into a room where a vampire was kept in chains. Sophie recognized him as Roche. Dunworthy praised her, but admitted he had forgotten her name. Roche explained to the young Watchers that vampires were no animals, but complex beings and he began telling them stories of vampires past, present, and future. Includes "Dust Bowl" and "Taking Care of Business" stories.
A Watcher named Dunworthy has taken four young Watchers-in-training down into the basement of the Watchers Academy building. He brought them to a tomb and had them armed; Sophie chose a stake, as did Edna. They were led into a room where a vampire was kept in chains. Sophie recognized him as Roche. Dunworthy praised her, but admitted he had forgotten her name. Roche explained to the young Watchers that vampires were no animals, but complex beings and he began telling them stories of vampires past, present, and future. Includes "Some Like It Hot" and "Numb"
In Romania, Angel made contact with the Gypsy underground fighting against the oppressive regime of Corneliu Brasov. However, they did not know who Angel was. Given their past history with the evil Angelus, if they knew, they would not have welcomed his help. Brasov commanded his vampire army to eliminate Angel once and for all.
In a dark night in 1880's London, a young poet named William was humiliated by an elegant woman named Cecily and fled into the night ... not realizing it would be the first night of the rest of her life. But Cecily had a few secrets of her own. Now it's over a century later, elegant Cecily is a vengeance demon named Halfrek endeavoring to destroy another young poet, and William the Bloody—the renowned Spike - squaring off against her to try and even the scales.
While the battle against Corneliu Brasov was under way, Angel was faced with a hopeless choice: do an unthinkable favor for the Gypsies in exchange for the one he wants to ask or let his only chance of ending his curse's most horrible aspect go forever. Brasov's army of the undead did not give him much time for deliberating.
When a strangely familiar, seemingly vampiric figure was spotted killing victims in Los Angeles, Angel, alone in a semi-retired retreat while he figured out what was next for him, was lured back to the city to put a stop to the string of slayings. The case reunited the vampire with a soul with old friends and old enemies.
Upon learning that nothing was what he thought it was,Angel found his reunion with friends and allies was no cheerful affair. A rash of vampiric murders continued to rock Los Angeles and Angel felt drawn back into the city in spite of himself.
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce and Illyria reunited, but nothing was as it seemed. Angel learned that he could not even trust his own eyes and the situation in Los Angeles, grim to begin with, took on a new and desperate hopelessness.
A retired Los Angeles detective arrived at Wolfram & Hartand said that Spike was responsible for a murder that took place decades previously. Spike attempted to solve one of the most infamous unsolved crimes that has taken place in Los Angeles history. Meanwhile, there were various monster-slayings for the gang to solve.
A hundred and twenty years ago, a tribe of gypsies inflicted a terrible curse upon the vampire known as Angelus... a curse that brought a terrible vengeance upon the tribe in the form of Angelus's family: Darla, Drusilla, and most notably, William the Bloody, a.k.a. "Spike." But the gypsy clan has a dark and powerful supporter: Count Dracula. Outraged over the slaughter of the gypsies, Dracula seeks revenge upon the three vampires... and thus begins a rivalry between Spike and Dracula that will cover decades. A rivalry steeped in blood... honor... and eleven quid.
In the heat of 1930s Hollywood, Bela Lugosi is giving a live, on-stage performance of his immortal "Dracula." Little does he suspect that the real immortal Dracula wants his performance to be much less than live... and only Spike and a young Ed Wood can stop him!
Angel tried to figure out who was behind the rash of appearances of those he once knew. The vampire with asoul needed to wrap up his twistiest case yet, before he was left completely on his own or worse.
A vampire was preying on citizens of Los Angeles in broad daylight, making it particularly difficult for Angel and Spike to deal with. Meanwhile, Spike found himself thinking about some of his evil actions in some new found guilt.
Illyria-a goddess without worshippers, existing in a world not her own, surrounded by humans whose emotions she is trying to comprehend. And her greatest sin was the means by which she arrived here in the first place: she destroyed Winnifred Burkle's body and soul in order to use it as her own vessel to exist. Now witness Illyria as she tries to find a personal touchstone by which she can at least understand the human-she returns to the remnants of Fred's old life to try and make herself feel guilty over having destroyed Fred's very existence.
With Darla a prisoner of the Third Reich, Spike must become an agent of Hitler and help deliver gypsy tribes into the hands of the Nazis-forcing our vampire hero into an unlikely and uneasy alliance with his foremost rival, Dracula.
The City of Angels can be a gateway to dreams... or the entrance to Hell itself. When Gunn's starry-eyed cousin from Ohio runs away from home and winds up in L.A., it's up to Gunn to find him and get him to safety before the city literally chews him up and spits him out.
It's just another day at the office at Wolfram & Hart, which usually means only one thing: every man for himself! When a most lethal legal maneuver strikes down one of the associates, Wesley realizes that the path to Fred's affections might once more be clear - but can he live with the ramifications? And advice from Spike, of all people, probably isn't helping matters...
In the midst of the jazz scene in 1950s Italy, Spike finds Drusilla being romanced away from him courtesy of a dark and mysterious stranger. Is it Dracula? His old enemy, the Immortal? Or is there a new player in town who spells danger for all concerned?
When Dracula goes to Los Angeles to meet with his law firm—Wolfram & Hart—he is astounded to find himself face to face with a non-corporeal Spike, who suddenly finds himself pleased about his ghostly state if it means he can spend his time following Dracula around and tormenting him endlessly.
While working on a genealogy project for one of his college classes, Connor - the son of Angel - becomes increasingly torn between his conflicting sets of memories. What is his true nature? Is he the average son of a normal couple? Or is he the super-powered offspring of a pair of vampires? And what does this have to do with vigilante that's killing suspected criminals all over town?
When the Monahan Family asks Spike to find their daughter Ruby, he accepts. After all, it's a chance to be a hero and more importantly, earn a hefty fee. The problem? Ruby's a half-demon and has been checked into the Mosaic Wellness Center, a rehab facility for vampires, demons, and other creatures of the night. The solution? Spike checks himself in as a patient. But there's another, slightly bigger problem—the hundreds of super-powered, supernatural patients at Mosaic know Spike, and want him dead. If therapy doesn't kill him, the other patients will...
An innocent girl is trapped in a high-security prison for the supernatural. Spike has checked himself in to get her back. But before Spike can even find her, he has to survive his first day. Vampires, werewolf gangs, vengeance demons, invisible men, giant eight-foot slugs... every prisoner wants to be the one who does him in.
The one friend Spike had made at the Mosaic Wellness Center had been staked. Bad for her, but even worse for the guy who staked her. It was an all-out prison-style battle royale as Spike got revenge the only way he knew how - with insults, fists and sharp objects. But when Mosaic's dirty little secret came to light, it looked like Spike was going to have to call in some outside help to save the day.
Angel's back on the job in Los Angeles, tracking a mysterious cult and working to solve a kidnapping. The only trouble is, a few old familiar faces keep showing up-faces he shouldn't really be seeing! And what does Spike have to do with it?
A quiet night out for Spike turns into a nightmarish trip through his past, as he's repeatedly confronted by familiar, long-departed faces. How will Spike react to meeting the sins of his past up close and personal? And where's Angel in all of this?
Angel and Spike put their heads together to discover who's been manipulating them from afar! And what better way to get to the bottom of things than some good old-fashioned breaking and entering! It's an all-vampire museum heist!
Angel and Spike have tracked down the culprit who's been tampering with their minds! Will they be able to free themselves from her influence? Or will Spike be too busy putting the moves on her? It all ends here!
Since the destruction of the Hellmouth, the Slayers-newly legion-have gotten organized and are kicking some serious undead butt. But not everything's fun and firearms, as an old enemy reappears and Dawn experiences some serious growing pains . . .
The government recruits Amy Madison as their operative to dispatch Buffy. She travels to Scotland, unleashes an army of zombies on the castle, and binds Buffy in a sleep that can only be broken by a true love's kiss.
Amy kidnaps Willow and presents her to a skinless Warren Mears. Xander and some practicing witches attempt to create a portal to send Buffy and Satsu to Willow's rescue. A U.S. government general warns Buffy of "Twilight": the end of magic.
Angel once put a stop to an evil children's show, but not before being turned into a puppet during his fight. Now, fresh out of the Asylum, it's Spike's turn! Spike and Lorne are heading off to Japan to stop the latest Japanese kids' show... Smile Time! Will they become "puppetized" themselves? And along the way, find themselves in a fight with hundreds of ninja-puppets, reuniting with fellow Asylum inmates, and be at extreme odds with one other? We're not telling (but, um, yes)!
The evil puppets of Smile Time are back and taking over Japan and Spike is going to bring them down. All that stands in his way are thousands of puppet ninjas. Fists will fly, cotton will spill. But Smile Time isn't going down that easy… and by the end of the issue, Spike's going to have more in common with the evil puppets than he thought possible.
In Cleveland, Rupert Giles recruits Faith to assassinate Lady Genevieve Savidge: a rogue Slayer who threatens to destroy the world. Meanwhile in Scotland, Buffy admits to Xander her worry of "Twilight".
He's been kicked, beaten, stabbed, blown up, and worst of all, turned into a puppet. Now Spike has to battle Smile Time for the fate of every child in Japan! But Smile Time has one more trick up their adorable, murderous felt-covered sleeves– puppet versions of ALL of Spike's friends and foes!
THIS IS IT! The official continuation of the ANGEL series! When last we saw Angel and company, they were charging into battle against Wolfram & Hart's Senior Partners and facing down endless demons in a dark and rainy alleyway. Picking up where Season Five of the fan-favorite TV show ended, the first issue in this maxi-series looks at who lived after that climactic battle, who died, and what happened to all of Los Angeles in its wake.
Faith and Lady Genevieve engage in battle to the death. Buffy and Giles' relationship is further strained when she questions him about Faith's mission. Meanwhile, a mysterious character named Twilight meets with a U.S. government agent to discuss the events with Faith and Genevieve.
Between the array of new enemies and fallen former friends—not to mention the state of Los Angeles itself—can Angel possibly find a reason to go on? And can some familiar faces help provide that reason?
A Minder named Robin welcomes Buffy and Willow to Tichajt who presents to them the past, present and future, revealing kept secrets between the best friends. Dawn embarrassingly reveals to Xander that she did not sleep with her boyfriend like most suspect: she slept with his college roommate.
Angel is attacked by Illyria, and gravely wounded. The Hell dimension is playing havoc with Illyria's powers, and she is time-skipping as she did in "Time Bomb". Connor arrives revealing that he and Spike have been working as partners; Spike's "Hugh Hefner" lifestyle is part of his act. Angel confronts the Lords of Los Angeles, and challenges them to a battle for all of Los Angeles in two days. On the final page, Angel's inner monologue reveals his wounds are mortal, and he is no longer a vampire.
Buffy invites Satsu to dust a group of vampires at a graveyard. There, Buffy declares to her that she knows Satsu planted the true love's kiss on her when she was bound in sleep. Suddenly, Twilight attacks both of the girls and introduces to Buffy his malicious plan to destroy all of the Slayers.
At Wolfram & Hart, Angel is healed through mystic chants that fix his mortal wounds. Angel and Wes are taken to the town of Silver Lake, which is ruled by their old ally Lorne, who notifies them of his neutral stance concerning the upcoming battle. After Angel has a reunion with Groosalugg, Gunn and his vampire minions plant a bomb in the empty Wolfram & Hart building, completely destroying it. Wesley's ghost fades away as Angel prepares for the battle ahead.
Just when Xander, Renee, Andrew, Willow and Dawn all walk in on Buffy and Satsu naked in bed, a group of Japanese vampires breach the castle walls and successfully steal the Scythe. In need for assistance to defeat the vampires, Xander seeks an old friend: Dracula.
Wesley has been transported to a void, where he has an argument with a disembodied voice over his role of being the last representative of Wolfram & Hart. Angel's allies consider their options with Spike being the most vocal about his desire to depart. The battle begins with Angel and all his friends at his side, thanks to Lorne's last minute rousing. Spike asks Angel for help concerning Illyria, as Wesley is returned from Hell and joins his companions. Spike reveals he never would have come to aid Angel had he known Wesley would be there. Illyria turns her attention to the scene, notices Wesley's arrival, and reverts back to Fred.