Cover A
'The Core'
(Part 4)

by Andrew Chambliss
Cover B

As Buffy faces off against former-Slayer Doffler, now transformed into a zompire, Illyria, Koh and the Council battle Maloker. Meanwhile, Willow makes it into the centre of the Well, where the magic within her gives birth to a Seedling; Willow is elated, until she learns that it will take millennia to develop. With Sevrin overloading from the Well’s power, Illyria tries to calm him down before he rips apart the fabric of the universe. Seeing a way to supercharge the Seedling using Sevrin’s powers, Willow convinces the Siphon to transfer his energy into the magical object. Illyria stays with Sevrin while Willow rejoins Xander – but before the duo can escape the Well, Doffler blocks their way, holding an unconscious Buffy…

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, August 2013