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Buffy Comic Books
Slayer, Interrupted (2003)
Slayer, Interrupted
Publication date 24 December 2003
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Includes Original Comics BtVS #55-59
Creative Team
Written by Scott Lobdell
Fabian Nicieza
Paul Lee
Penciller(s) Cliff Richards
Paul Lee
Inker(s) Paul Lee
Colorist(s) Paul Lee
Comic Book Collections
publication order
Viva Las Buffy!
A Stake to the Heart

Slayer, Interrupted is a trade paperback collecting comic stories based on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series.

Story description

General synopsis

After running off to Vegas, Buffy has written in her diary tales of vampires and demons. Her parents have her put into a mental institution. Whilst there Buffy realizes she enjoys the freedom, and the loss of her role as Slayer. However certain doctors are not what they appear. In England, Rupert Giles's use of magic has prevented a Watcher from causing destruction to the Council.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #55

55-Dawn and Hoopy the Bear
Comic title: "Dawn and Hoopy the Bear"
Dawn is gradually led on an adventure that predates the Scooby Gang's very creation. Dawn receives a package that was intended for her sister, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy has at this time run off to Las Vegas with her friend Pike. The package contains a demonic teddy named Hoopy the Bear. It soon starts wreaking havoc upon the life of the ten year old and all of those around her, yet no one seems to be able to believe that Hoopy might be responsible.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #56

56-Slayer, Interrupted 1
Comic title: "Slayer, Interrupted, Part One"
Buffy returns from Las Vegas where she had been on a trip with Pike. Dawn has been reading her diary, and tells their parents. Since Buffy had also recently burned down her school gym and run off to Las Vegas, they fear that she has lost her mind. Feeling like they have little choice, Buffy's parents have her committed.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #57

57-Slayer, Interrupted 2
Comic title: "Slayer, Interrupted, Part Two"
Buffy is staying at an institution and sort of likes not having to slay vampires and other forces of evil night after night. However, something sinister is going on as the doctors may not have just the patients' interests at heart. Meanwhile Giles has to face consequences for using black magic even if it was done to protect the Watchers Council.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #58

58-Slayer, Interrupted 3
Comic title: "Slayer, Interrupted, Part Three"
Buffy had assumed the girls who claimed they were brides to the demon Rakagore were crazy, but when Rakagore shows up, Buffy is forced to reconsider. A medicated Buffy does her best to deal with the demon who had preyed upon young hospitalized women but may need help.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #59

59-Slayer, Interrupted 4
Comic title: "Slayer, Interrupted, Part Four"
Buffy does not know whom she can trust but she tries to save the group of young girls from the demon that feeds off them. Eventually she leaves the hospital, and her parents prepare for some big life changes.



 Behind the Scenes


  • Characters include: Buffy, Giles, Joyce, Dawn, Hank Summers, and Hoopy the bear.
  • This comic is strongly influenced by events revealed in "Normal Again".
  • Buffy #55, "Hoopy the Bear and Dawn" is an all Paul Lee issue. He wrote, drew, colored, lettered, and provided both photo and art covers. 

Goofs, Bloopers & Continuity Errors

  • Buffy Summers' eye color were drawn blue instead of the correctly green color.
  • Joyce Summers' eye color were drawn blue instead of the correctly brown color.



  • Los Angeles, California
  • Ireland, North Atlantic Coast
  • London, UK

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