Comic Issue
One Year Later
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
Future Shock
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Christos Gage &
Joss Whedon
Penciller(s) Georges Jeanty
Editor(s) Freddye Miller
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
Letterer(s) Richard Starkings &
ComiCraft’s Jimmy Betancourt
B12-01-01a The Reckoning
B12-01-02a The Reckoning

One Year Later 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]




Organizations and Titles


Weapons and Objects



Death Count

  • Unidentified sorcerer, speared then bitten by several lurks.
  • Unidentified lurk, staked by Angel.
  • Unidentified demon, decapitated by Faith Lehane.
  • Unidentified lurk, decapitated by Spike.
  • Unknown number of demons and lurks, killed in battle by the Scooby Gang.

Behind the Scenes


  • In Haddyn, a billboard reads “コカ・コーラ”, which is Japanese for Coca-Cola.


  • One Year Later was the 160º best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 12,225 sales in June 2018 at comic specialty stores.[2]


Pop Culture References

  • Xander and Dawn’s home has a poster of fictional character Hellboy on the wall.
  • Richard Wilkins mimics a scene from horror film The Shinning (1980).
  • A billboard in Haddyn advertises for Coca-Cola.


Cover Artwork



  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #1". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  2. "Top 500 Comics--June 2018." ICv2, July 09, 2018. Retrieved July 10, 2018.