Cover A
Part 6:
'Back to the Wall'

by Christos Gage
Cover B

While Willow reluctantly drains the energy from some of her fellow Wiccans so they can leave the internment camp, the Ogre and his men stage an ambush for Buffy. The Slayer easily deals with her attackers, killing several of the demons with her Scythe and then breaking both of the Ogre’s arms. Abandoned by his surviving goons, the Ogre breaks and confesses that he is working with the guards, and helps choose people for the work crews in the factory complex outside the camp. Having warned the Ogre to stay out of everyone’s way, Buffy visits Willow for help in treating her wounds with first aid and magic. After scoping out the factory complex that night, Buffy, Willow and Spike put their plan into operation the next morning: as Buffy enters the factory for her shift Spike pretends to be an overbearing boyfriend, deliberately causing a fight that ‘accidentally’ results in the breakage of one of the force field’s magic sensors, and enabling Willow to teleport inside undetected. Using an invisibility spell, Willow accompanies Buffy on a tour of the factory floor, and then teleports outside just as the repair crew fix the force field. Later on, Willow reveals the truth to Buffy and Spike: the factory is making components for a machine that will drain and store magical energy on a massive scale; the government will use it to rid the world of magic – but for those who depend on it to live, such a loss of magic will cause untold death and destruction…

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

*Featuring Buffy, Willow and Spike

*Published by Dark Horse Comics, April 2017