Buffy Comic Books
The Blood of Carthage
The Blood of Carthage
Publication date 4 April 2001
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Includes Original Comics BtVS #21-25
Creative Team
Written by Christopher Golden
Penciller(s) Cliff Richards
Chynna Clugston-Major
Paul Lee
Brian Horton
Inker(s) Joe Pimentel
Colorist(s) Guy Major
Comic Book Collections
publication order
Pale Reflections
Spike & Dru
Earthly Possessions

The Blood of Carthage is a trade paperback collecting issues 21-25 based on the Buffy television series.

Story description

Buffy's joining college but wonders whether education is necessary for a Slayer. Trying to deal with such issues, she overly involves herself with slaying with catastrophic results. When Sunnydale's version of Bigfoot is slain, it may call the rising of a demon named Ky-Laag, and potentially the end of the world. A mysterious group, the Blood of Carthage, hope to stop it, yet also try to kill Buffy for starting it all. What's a gal to do?



  • Supposed to be set early Buffy Season 4, whilst Buffy is still relatively new to College.
  • Also features flashbacks to the past friendship of Willow and Xander in 1987, 1989, and 1991.

Behind the Scenes

  • The Blood of Carthage, part 5 was originally published with extra pages than the usual 32 pages, and also features a wrap around cover by Jeff Matsuda.
  • The mini-flashbacks to Willow and Xander's childhood friendship are drawn by Chynna Clugston-Major.