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While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse.
|Wilderness, Part Two|
|Publication date||September, 2002|
|Willow & Tara: Wilderness #1|
Wilderness, Part One
final issue in series
|Published by||Dark Horse Comics|
|Writer(s)|| Amber Benson|
|Cover artist(s)|| AJ|
|Inker(s)|| Derek Fridolfs|
"Wilderness, Part Two" was the second issue of the Willow & Tara: Wilderness comic book mini-series.
Willow, Tara, and Dawn were attackeed in the forest by Jack the Greenjack who believed them to be intruding on his forest. Through his magic he was able to use nature against the two witches. Willow and Tara fled onto the Altar of the Green, because Jack could not use the wood of the tree there against them.
Meanwhile Dawn urged the wood sprites not to fall for Jack's tricks. Dawn interrupted the fight and the wood sprites came to her aid, but Jack was stronger than then and he used magic to enlarge himself to the size of a pine tree. He then disappeared, but Willow and Tara figured he had gone to attack others. So after congratulating Dawn for her bravery they started running.
A little later at the logging company, three loggers were talking about the situation and the death of the forest ranger, when suddenly Greenjack and his army of boggarts attacked the site. Willow and Tara arrived and tried to reason with him, but he would not listen and attacked them. At that moment Dawn and the wood sprites arrived and the wood sprites and boggarts began fighting each other, while Dawn helped the loggers to safety.
Meanwhile Willow and Tara used magic to fight of boggarts and to capture Greenjack in a block of ice. It escaped and attacked and injured Tara, which prompted Willow to attack full force and she seemingly killed it much to Tara's dismay. But it had survived and lashed out once again. This time both Willow and Tara attacked it with the Silva Victus Perustum spell which destroyed it completely. Willow used another spell to make the loggers forget what they had seen.
Although Willow and Tara could not stop the logging, they put a spell on the heart of the forest that would bar humans from entering it and from seeing the creatures that lived there. Only the king of the forest, Greenjack, could invite humans back in, but it would be a long while before he could re-manifest himself.
- Although the issue is very colorful and cheerful it hints at Willow's magic abuse.
- Willow Rosenberg
- Tara Maclay
- Dawn Summers
- Jack of the Green
- Buffy Summers (Only mentioned)
Organizations and Titles
Weapons and Objects
Behind the Scenes
- Page 19 of the issue was misprinted and shows the girls back at the Anson house.
Pop Culture References
- Willow likens her and Tara to the Wonder Twins.
|“||Willow Rosenberg: "We admit it, okay? Humans are stupid and vicious, we want to help. We can help. Just don't make us choose between helping you and saving human lives."|
|- Wilderness, Part Two||”|