| The subject of this article is non-canonical.|
While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse.
|"Slayer, Interrupted, Part Four"|
|Publication date||July 23, 2003|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic #59|
"Slayer, Interrupted, Part Three"
"A Stake to the Heart, Part One"
|Published by||Dark Horse Comics|
|Writer(s)|| Scott Lobdell &|
|Cover artist(s)|| Brian Horton &|
|Colorist(s)|| Dave McCaig &|
Slayer, Interrupted, Part Four is the fifty-ninth issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series.
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.
- This story includes the memories around Dawn Summers, only to be created in "Buffy vs. Dracula."
- Buffy, Dawn, and Joyce Summers are yet to move to Sunnydale, making this story previous to the series' debut episode "Welcome to the Hellmouth."
- Buffy is in an asylum due to her parents not believing she's the Slayer, as she would eventually mention in "Normal Again."
- Dr. Primrose recalls Buffy slaying Lothos at Hemery High School ("The Origin"), as well as Marcus and Mary Lou Sidle in Las Vegas ("Viva Las Buffy!").
- Giles's father and grandmother are mentioned as watchers ("Never Kill a Boy on the First Date").
- Giles jokes about Wesley taking hos job, as he would eventually do in "Bad Girls."
- April Levine
- Buffy Summers
- Dawn Summers
- Edna Giles (Only mentioned)
- Mr. Giles
- Joyce Summers
- Lothos (Only in flashbacks)
- Pike (Only in flashbacks)
- Quentin Travers
- Rupert Giles
- Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
Organizations and Titles
- Las Vegas, USA (Only in flashbacks)
- Los Angeles, USA
- Hemery High School (Only in flashbacks)
- Galway, Ireland
- Blackshed (Only mentioned)
Weapons and Objects
- Rakagore, axed by Buffy.
Behind the Scenes
- The title is a reference to the novel Girl, Interrupted (1993), about a young woman's experiences in a psychiatric hospital.
- Brian Horton's cover homages "Alice's Adventure in Wonderland" (1865).
- The photo cover has a promotional photo for Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 1.
- This story is part of the second book of the Buffy: Year One trilogy, the last stories of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic, about Buffy Summers as a Slayer before her arrival in Sunnydale.