[UPDATED 8/22/2018] Now that it has been announced that Fox is pulling the Buffy license from Dark Horse, Season 12 has been confirmed as the final comic book season. On the day of this update Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12 – The Reckoning #3 just his comic shops leaving just one more issue in the long running series. Seemed like this time to complete this Buffy Reading Order. The upside it all this is at least Joss Whedon got to step back in to wrap it up.

Where will the Buffy legacy go from here? A new television is in the works. Its still too early to tell what exactly that will be. Initial reports have been conflicting but hey, every generation there is a slayer, right?


 

I recently devoured both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel television series, as I have mentioned numerous times on the podcast much to Melanie’s annoyance. I was at the prime age during the shows’ initial run and avid watcher of Buffy up until season 4. I didn’t stop watching BECAUSE of season 4, I just stopped watching television in general at the time. Angel, on the other hand, I had no interest in. A spin-off with Angel, Cordelia and later Wesley, my least favorite Buffy characters? No, thank you.

Yeah, I was wrong. Even though it took the better part of two decades for me to right that wrong I am SO glad I did. After revisiting the first half of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and experiencing the 2nd half for the first time I wanted more. Despite the character of Angel still not doing much for me throughout the rewatch of Buffy I figured it was time to finally give the spin-off a shot.

Angel After the Fall CoverWow! Again, the carryover characters we my least favorite on Buffy but throughout the Angel series they are developed so well and so organically that two of them are now among my favorite in the Buffyverse. I smashed through all five seasons with the quickness and despite one of the coolest series finales of all time… I STILL wanted more.

And so, it was time. Not only are there years of Buffy comics but there are also years of Angel comics at this point. Better yet, Angel picks up right after the final episode of the show. Even better than that, these are official canon! Either plotted by, written by or at the very least signed off on by Joss Whedon.

Enough of the fangasm. Here is the Buffyverse comic book reading order for only the stories considered canon. Ready for Buffy the Vampire season 8 and Angel season 6? This is where you want to be.

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Past and Future Stories

Set in various time periods and published 2001-2004 by Dark Horse.

Complete Buffyverse Comics Reading Order
Fray: Future Slayer TPB

from: Things From Another World

Complete Buffyverse Comics Reading Order
Tales of the Vampires TPB

from: mycomicshop.com

Fray #1-8

Tales of the Slayers #1

Tales of the Vampires #1-5

Angel: After the Fall

Set in 2004 and published 2007-2011 by IDW.

Complete Buffyverse Comics Reading Order
Angel After the Fall TPB Vol. 1-4

from: mycomicshop.com

Complete Buffyverse Comics Reading Order
Spike After the Fall HC Vol. 01

from: Things From Another World

Complete Buffyverse Comics Reading Order
Spike HC Vol. 1

from: Things From Another World

Angel: After the Fall #1-8

Spike: After the Fall #1-4

Angel: After the Fall #9-17

Spike #1-8

Season 8

Set in 2004-2005 and published 2007-2011 by Dark Horse.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 #1-20

Willow: Goddesses and Monsters #1

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 #21-25

Tales of the Vampires: The Thrill #1

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 #26-35

Riley: Commitment Through Distance, Virtue Through Sin #1

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 #36-40

Season 9

Set in 2005-2006 and published 2011-2013 by Dark Horse.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #1-4

Angel and Faith #1-5

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #5-7

Angel and Faith #6-9

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #8-10

Angel and Faith #10-14

Willow Wonderland #1-5

Spike: A Dark Place #1-5

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #11-15

Angel and Faith #15-19

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #16-20

Angel and Faith #20-25

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #21-25

Season 10

Set in 2006-2007 and published 2014-2016 by Dark Horse.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 #1-5

Angel and Faith: Season 10 #1-5

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 #6-9

Angel and Faith: Season 10 #6-10

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 #10

Angel and Faith: Season 10 #11-14

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 #11-15

Angel and Faith: Season 10 #15

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 #16-18

Angel and Faith: Season 10 #16-18

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 #19 & #20

Angel and Faith: Season 10 #19 & #20

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 #21-25

Angel and Faith: Season 10 #21-25

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 #26-30

Season 11

Set in 2007-2008 and published 2016-2018 by Dark Horse.

Angel: Season 11 #1-12

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 11 #1-6

Giles 1-4

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 11 #7-12

Season 12

The Final Season. Published 2018 by Dark Horse.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 12 – The Reckoning #1-4

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