Cover A
'The Core'
(Part 1)

by Andrew Chambliss
Cover B

Xander returns to the fold, bloody and bruised from his ordeal with Sevrin and Doffler. To his and Buffy’s joy, Willow manages to bring Dawn out of her coma; but magic is still escaping the girl’s body, so the Scooby gang will have to find the Deeper Well - the tomb of the Old Ones, the first demons to walk the Earth - and use its power to save Dawn. Using Giles’ Vampyr book, Willow learns that there are two entrances to the Well: one in England, one in New Zealand, both heavily guarded. After Buffy, Xander and Willow have departed for England, Dawn receives a visit from a concerned Spike, but it seems she no longer knows him… Arriving at the Cotswolds, Buffy, Xander and Willow come face-to-face with D’Hoffryn and the rest of the Council; meanwhile, Sevrin and Doffler take advantage of the distraction caused by Xander’s duplicity, and make for the New Zealand entrance to the Well…

Penciled by Georges Jeanty
Inked by Dexter Vine
Coloured by Michelle Madsen
Lettered by Richard Starkins and Comicraft's Jimmy Betancourt
Executive Producer Joss Whedon

*Featuring Buffy, Willow, Xander, Dawn and Spike

*Published by Dark Horse Comics, May 2013