Cover A
'New Rules'
(Part 5)

by Christos Gage
and Nicholas Brendon
Cover B

With the hotel falling apart as Dracula transforms into the gigantic Elder God Maloker, Giles, Xander, Dawn and Andrew race outside to safety while Buffy, Spike and Willow attempt to stop the creature. Together the Scooby gang comes up with a plan: Willow makes Dawn a giant again, and then grabs a priest and flies him over the Redwood Investment Group Building so that it can be blessed into a sacred object. By leading Maloker through the city, Dawn is able to use the pointy-shaped building to stake the enormous rampaging vampire, dusting the huge creature. Dracula reforms into his original self, only to start changing again. Buffy prepares to behead Dracula, but Xander has another plan: using the ‘Vampyr’ book he negates his master’s transformation, and also releases himself from Dracula’s hold over him. Later, back at Xander’s apartment, the gang consider what to do about the mystical book; D’Hoffryn appears and offers to take it, but Buffy declines, preferring to look after it herself with her friends. Only one thing remains to do: Xander and Dawn have to decide their own future – together, or apart?

Art by Rebekah Isaacs
Coloured by Dan Jackson
Lettered by Richard Starkins and Comicraft's Jimmy Betancourt
Executive Producer Joss Whedon

*Featuring Buffy, Willow, Xander, Dawn, Giles, Spike and Andrew

*Published by Dark Horse Comics, July 2014

*Co-writer of this story is actor Nicholas Brendon, who played Xander in the television show

*Variant cover from San Diego Comic Con:

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