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Comic Issue
Relationship Status: Complicated, Part One
Season10-Issue14.cover
Publication date April 22, 2015
Pages 22
Series
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #14
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Relationship Status: Complicated, Part Two
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Christos Gage
Penciller(s) Rebekah Isaacs
Editor(s) Sierra Hahn
Cover artist(s) Steve Morris
Variant cover:
Rebekah Isaacs &
Dan Jackson
Inker(s) Rebekah Isaacs
Colorist(s) Dan Jackson
Letterer(s) Richard Starkings &
Jimmy Betancourt
Season10-Issue14-variant-cover

Relationship Status: Complicated, Part One is the fourteenth issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten comic book series. It was written by Christos Gage and illustrated by Rebekah Isaacs. Joss Whedon is the executive producer.

SynopsisEdit

While traveling into Spike’s mind and seeing his past and present, Buffy looks for clues about the newest threat in San Francisco: someone or something with a deep connection to Spike![1]

ContinuityEdit

While traveling into Spike's mind, Buffy visits recognizable moments of his and The Whirlwind’s past:

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Death CountEdit

  • Unknown woman, drained by Archaeus (in visions).
  • Nikki Wood, neck snapped by Spike (in visions).

Behind the ScenesEdit

ProductionEdit

  • The title is a reference to relationship status option “it’s complicated” on social media.
  • Christos Gage has clarified to fans the exposition on Archaeus: “When Giles said Archaeus ‘sired’ the Master, it didn’t mean like a vampire sires. It means Archaeus’ essence entered the Master.[2] Also I meant to say that when certain powerful demons intentionally enter a newly created vampire their ‘bloodline’ continues.[3] A demon might do this to create an army of loyal servants or whatever. This is the exception, not the rule, in vampire creation.”[4]
  • The confusion was rectified in the publishing of the trade paperback "Love Dares You", in which the original quote “Archaeus sired him, directly.” was replaced by “He’d determined it was Archaeus’ essence that animated him.”

DistributionEdit

  • Relationship Status: Complicated, Part One was the 187º best selling graphic novel in its publishing month, with 15,286 sales in April 2015 at comic specialty stores.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #14". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved September 14, 2017‎.
  2. Christos Gage on Twitter. May 01, 2015.
  3. Christos Gage on Twitter. May 01, 2015.
  4. Christos Gage on Twitter. May 01, 2015.
  5. "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--April 2015". ICv2. May 18, 2015