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The Origin, Part One
The Origin 01
Publication date January 13, 1999
Published by Dark Horse
Issue # 1
Pages 22
Creative Team
Written by Dan Brereton
Christopher Golden
Penciller(s) Joe Bennett
Inker(s) Rick Ketcham
Colorist(s) Jeromy Cox
Guy Major
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"The Origin, Part One" is the first issue of The Origin comic book mini-series, based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) screenplay by Joss Whedon.

Synopsis

A popular high school student, Buffy Summers, was planning her next big school dance when she became the Slayer. Merrick, her Watcher, sought her out and informed her of her destiny.[1]

Continuity

  • The events take place before Buffy went to Sunnydale (Before Season 1 of the TV Show).
  • There's a scene in this issue that resembles the scene from Buffy's time at Hemery High in Becoming, Part One, when Buffy meets Merrick for the first time.[2]

Appearances

Individuals

Species

Events

  • Hemery High School Dance

Locations

Weapons and Objects

Death Count

Behind the Scenes

Trivia

  • This comic book is considered canon because it is a faithful adaptation from Joss Whedon's original screenplay from the feature film, updating the material to match the tone and characters of the television series.

Collections

Pop Culture References

  • When speaking to Merrick for the first time, Buffy asks "Does Elvis talk to you?" referring to Elvis Presley (1935-1977).

References

  1. http://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/98-308/Buffy-the-Vampire-Slayer-The-Origin-1
  2. http://buffycomics.hellmouthcentral.com/html/trivia/trivia_flashbacks.htm

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