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Comic Issue
The Reckoning, Part One
B12-01-00a The Reckoning
Publication date June 20, 2018
Pages 22
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Twelve #1
Buffy Season 11One Girl in All the World
The Reckoning, Part Two
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Christos Gage &
Joss Whedon
Penciller(s) Georges Jeanty
Cover artist(s) Stephanie Hans
Variant cover:
Georges Jeanty,
Karl Story &
Dan Jackson
Ultra variant:
Karl Moline
Inker(s) Karl Story
Colorist(s) Dan Jackson
B12-01-01a The Reckoning
B12-01-02a The Reckoning

The Reckoning, Part One is the first issue of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Twelve" comic book miniseries. It was written by Christos Gage and Joss Whedon, and illustrated by Georges Jeanty.


It’s one year later, and the lives of Buffy and the Scoobies haven’t been too eventful for a while — at least as far as fighting demons and the forces of darkness are concerned. But that’s all about to change when Dawn and Xander’s housewarming party is interrupted by some familiar faces bringing news of familiar foes from the future. Can you say Harth… and Fray?

  • The return of Fray!
  • The Reckoning will be the culmination of all the Buffy seasons![1]


  • A same flashback from Ready, Steady... appears, of the last Slayer facing the last demons.
  • A flashback includes one of the fights between Buffy and Melaka, from Time of Your Life, Part OnePart Four arc.
  • Harth explains that, by the 23rd century, hardly anyone remembers lurks can assume a human visage, themselves included, which explains why he was the only vampire with human face throughout the whole Fray series.
  • The Watcher publication refers to Buffy’s quote in The Long Way Home, Part One, slightly modified from the original “The thing about changing the world… Once you do it, the world's all different.”



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  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #1". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved April 14, 2018.