Comic Collection
Publication date March 3, 2010
Pages 168
Format Paperback
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight Vol.6
"Predators and Prey"
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Jane Espenson
Joss Whedon
Penciller(s) Georges Jeanty
Editor(s) Scott Allie
Cover artist(s) Jo Chen

"Retreat" is the sixth volume of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight trade paperbacks, collecting issues twenty-six to the thirteen of the comic book series.


Buffy Season Eight Volume 6 showcases the first retreat of the Slayer legion. Vampires have solid footing at the top of the totem and Slayers have been crushed to the bottom — in short, no one likes Buffy anymore… least of all this season's mysterious Big Bad, Twilight, who is hot on her magical trail!

Now that it's the world against Slayers, Buffy must find a way to return the status quo to… status quo — and keep her girls alive long enough to do it! Enter Oz, the only person/werewolf Buffy knows who is down with the suppression of magic, and can take the Slayer army off of Twilight's magic-specific radar.

With Oz's assistance, the Slayers and Wiccans try to become "normal" through meditation and hard labor — although, not everyone sees the advantage of being magicless, namely, Willow, Giles, and Andrew. And they could be right. After all, is a peaceful life for a Slayer even possible?[1]


Behind the Scenes


  • Cover gallery.

International Titles

  • French: Retraite (Retreat)
  • German: Rückzug (Retreat)
  • Italian: Ritirata (Retreat)
  • Spanish: Retirada (Retreat)
  • Turkish: Geri Çekilme (Retreat)


  • "Retreat" was the second best selling graphic novel of its publishing month, with 7,029 sales in March 2010 at comic specialty stores.[2]

  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 6: Retreat TPB"Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  2. "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--March 2010". ICv2, April 12, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2017.