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IntroductionThis document details the ideal viewing and reading order of the Buffy and Angel TV and comic series. Multiple episode/issue story arcs, including those that involve crossovers between the two series have been ordered to allow better narrative flow whilst preserving the original airing/publication order where possible. Judgements made to this effect are based on the opinion of the author of this document.

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Supplemental ComicsSupplemental comic titles were published concurrent with the original TV airing. Whilst not considered canon, some titles had involvement from Buffy alumni, both writers and actors and expand on events not seen in the TV episodes. They may be considered additional material to be read following the conclusion of each TV season.

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Post TV Comic ContinuationDuring the original airing of Buffy and Angel and following their conclusion several spin off projects were considered, including a Buffy animated series, a Faith series, a Ripper series and several film continuations. None ever came to fruition, though canonical continuations of both Buffy and Angel were eventually produced in comic form with direct involvement from series creator Joss Whedon. The comic series is currently ongoing with no definite end announced.

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Canon titles are in bold.

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Buffy TV episode.

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Angel TV episode.

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Buffy Season 1Set in and aired 1997. The TV adaptation of the feature film "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" loosely follows on from events of the film though establishes a new continuity independent from it. Produced as a mid-season replacement, it featured only 12 episodes.

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1Buffy1Welcome to the HellmouthSeries premiere

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2Buffy2The Harvest

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3Buffy3The Witch

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4Buffy4Teacher's Pet

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5Buffy5Never Kill a Boy on the First Date

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6Buffy6The Pack

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8Buffy8I, Robot... You, Jane

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9Buffy9The Puppet Show

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10Buffy10Nightmares

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11Buffy11Out of Mind, Out of Sight

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12Buffy12Prophecy Girl

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Supplemental comics

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Buffy1-3The OriginComic adaptation of the original film screenplay

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BuffyMacGuffins

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Buffy Season 2Set in and aired 1997-1998. The second season saw a larger 22 episode production that became the standard season length.

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13Buffy1When She Was Bad

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14Buffy2Some Assembly Required

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15Buffy3School Hard

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16Buffy4Inca Mummy Girl

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17Buffy5Reptile Boy

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18Buffy6HalloweenHalloween episode

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19Buffy7Lie to Me

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20Buffy8The Dark Age

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21Buffy9What's My Line, Part One

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22Buffy10What's My Line, Part Two

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23Buffy11Ted

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24Buffy12Bad Eggs

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25Buffy13SurpriseBuffy's 17th birthday

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26Buffy14InnocenceJoss Whedon's favourite episode

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27Buffy15Phases

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28Buffy16Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered

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29Buffy17Passion

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30Buffy18Killed by Death

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31Buffy19I Only Have Eyes For You

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32Buffy20Go Fish

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33Buffy21Becoming, Part One

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34Buffy22Becoming, Part Two

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Supplemental comics

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BuffyRing of Fire

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Spike & Dru1Paint the Town RedCo-written by James Marsters

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Spike & Dru2The Queen of Hearts

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Spike & Dru3All's Fair

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Buffy Season 3Set in and aired 1998-1999.

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35Buffy1Anne

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36Buffy2Dead Man's Party

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37Buffy3Faith, Hope & Trick

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38Buffy4Beauty and the Beasts

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39Buffy5Homecoming

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40Buffy6Band Candy

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41Buffy7Revelations

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42Buffy8Lovers Walk

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43Buffy9The Wish

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44Buffy10Amends

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45Buffy11Gingerbread

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46Buffy12HelplessBuffy's 18th birthday

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47Buffy13The Zeppo

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48Buffy14Bad Girls

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49Buffy15Consequences

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50Buffy16Doppelgängland

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51Buffy17Enemies

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52Buffy18Earshot

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53Buffy19Choices

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54Buffy20The Prom

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55Buffy21Graduation Day, Part One

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56Buffy22Graduation Day, Part Two

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BuffyThe Dust WaltzThe first published Buffy comic

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Buffy1Wu-tang FangThe start of the original numbered ongoing series

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Buffy2Halloween

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Buffy3Cold Turkey

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BuffyDance with Me

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Buffy4White Christmas

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Buffy5Happy New Year

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Buffy6-7New Kid on the Block

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Buffy12A Nice Girl Like You

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BuffyPlay with Fire

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Buffy16The Food Chain

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Buffy8The Final Cut

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BuffyThe Latest Craze

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Buffy9-10Hey, Good Looking

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Buffy11A Boy Named Sue

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Buffy13-14Love Sick Blues

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Buffy15Lost Highway

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Buffy17-18She's No Lady

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Buffy19Old Friend

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BuffyBad Dog

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BuffyHello Moon

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BuffyCursed

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BuffyDead Love

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BuffyStinger

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BuffyMall Rats

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Spike and DruWho Made Who?

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Angel1-3The Hollower

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Buffy20Double Cross

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Buffy Season 4 & Angel Season 1Set in and aired 1999-2000. At the conclusion of Buffy Season 3 the character Angel began a concurrent series. Numerous crossover events occur throughout the subsequent seasons.

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57Buffy1The Freshman

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58Angel1City Of...Series premiere

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59Buffy2Living Conditions

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60Angel2Lonely Hearts

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61Buffy3The Harsh Light of Day

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62Angel3In The Dark

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63Buffy4Fear, ItselfHalloween episode

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64Angel4I Fall to Pieces

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65Buffy5Beer Bad

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66Angel5Rm w/a Vu

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67Buffy6Wild at Heart

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68Angel6Sense and Sensitivity

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69Buffy7The Initiative

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70Angel7The Bachelor Party

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71Buffy8Pangs

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72Angel8I Will Remember You

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73Buffy9Something Blue

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74Angel9Hero

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75Angel10Parting Gifts

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76Buffy10Hush

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77Buffy11Doomed

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78Angel11Somnambulist

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79Buffy12A New ManBuffy's 19th birthday

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80Angel12Expecting

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81Buffy13The I in Team

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82Buffy14Goodbye Iowa

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83Angel13She

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84Angel14I've Got You Under My Skin

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85Buffy15This Year's Girl

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86Buffy16Who Are You

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87Angel15The Prodigal

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88Buffy17Superstar

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89Angel16The Ring

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90Buffy18Where the Wild Things Are

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91Angel17Eternity

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92Buffy19New Moon Rising

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93Angel18Five By Five

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94Angel19Sanctuary

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95Buffy20The Yoko Factor

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96Angel20War Zone

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97Buffy21Primeval

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98Angel21Blind Date

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99Buffy22Restless

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100Angel22To Shanshu in L.A.

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Supplemental comics

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BuffyHaunted (Prologue)Framing story for "Haunted"

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Buffy1-4Haunted

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BuffyTake Back the Night

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BuffyKilling Time

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Buffy21-25The Blood of Carthage

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Buffy26-27The Heart of a Slayer

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Buffy28Cemetery of Lost Love

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Angel1-3Surrogates

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Angel4The Changeling Wife

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Angel5-7Earthly Possessions

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AngelLovely, Dark and Deep

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Angel8-9Beneath the Surface

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Angel10-11Strange Bedfellows

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Angel12-13Vermin

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Angel14Little Lost Girl

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Oz1-3

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Buffy/AngelCity of Despair

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JonathanCodename: ComradesTie-in prequel to the episode "Superstar"

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GilesBeyond the Pale

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BuffyOne Small Promise

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BuffyPunish Me with Kisses

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Angel15Past Lives, Part OneFour part Angel and Buffy comic crossover

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Buffy29Past Lives, Part Two

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Angel16Past Lives, Part Three

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Buffy30Past Lives, Part Four

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Buffy31-34Out of the Woodwork

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AngelThe Nepalese Switcheroo

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Angel(Dark Horse Extra 36-38)

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AngelPoint of Order

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Angel17Cordelia

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Buffy Season 5 & Angel Season 2Set in and aired 2000-2001.

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101Angel1Judgement

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102Buffy1Buffy vs. Dracula

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103Angel2Are You Now or Have You Ever Been

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104Buffy2Real Me

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105Angel3First Impressions

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106Buffy3The Replacement

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107Angel4Untouched

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108Buffy4Out of My Mind

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109Angel5Dear Boy

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110Buffy5No Place Like Home

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111Buffy6Family

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112Angel6Guise Will Be Guise

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113Buffy7Fool for Love

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114Angel7Darla

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115Buffy8Shadow

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116Angel8The Shroud of Rahmon

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117Buffy9Listening to Fear

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118Buffy10Into the Woods

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119Angel9The Trial

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120Angel10Reunion

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121Angel11Redefinition

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122Buffy11Triangle

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123Angel12Blood Money

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124Buffy12Checkpoint

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125Angel13Happy Anniversary

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126Buffy13Blood TiesBuffy's 20th birthday

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127Angel14The Thin Dead Line

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128Buffy14Crush

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129Angel15Reprise

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130Angel16Epiphany

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131Buffy15I Was Made to Love You

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132Buffy16The Body

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133Buffy17Forever

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134Angel17Disharmony

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135Buffy18Intervention

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136Angel18Dead End

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137Buffy19Tough Love

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138Buffy20Spiral

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139Buffy21The Weight of the World

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140Buffy22The Gift100th episode of Buffy

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141Angel19Belonging

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142Angel20Over the Rainbow

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143Angel21Through the Looking Glass

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144Angel22There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb

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Willow & Tara WannaBlessedBeCo-written by Amber Benson

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Willow & Tara 1-2Demonology Menagerie

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Buffy35-38False Memories

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Buffy39Night of a Thousand Vampires

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Buffy40-42Ugly Little Monsters

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BuffyChaos BleedsTie-in prequel to the video game title "Chaos Bleeds"

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BuffyRock 'N' Roll All Night (and Sleep Every Day)

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Angel1-4Long Night's JourneyCo-written by Joss Whedon

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Buffy Season 6 & Angel Season 3Set in and aired 2001-2002. At the end of Season 5 Buffy moved to a competing network and as a result there were fewer crossovers in the subsequent seasons.

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145Angel1Heartthrob

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146Angel2That Vision Thing

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147Angel3That Old Gang Of Mine

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148Buffy1Bargaining, Part 1

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149Buffy2Bargaining, Part 2

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150Buffy3After Life

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151Angel4Carpe Noctem

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152Buffy4Flooded

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153Angel5Fredless

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154Buffy5Life Serial

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155Angel6Billy

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156Buffy6All the WayHalloween episode

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157Buffy7Once More, With FeelingMusical episode

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158Buffy8Tabula Rasa

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159Angel7OffSpring

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160Angel8Quickening

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161Angel9Lullaby

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162Angel10Dad

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163Buffy9Smashed

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164Buffy10Wrecked

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165Buffy11Gone

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166Buffy12Doublemeat Palace

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167Angel11Birthday

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168Buffy13Dead Things

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169Angel12Provider

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170Buffy14Older and Far AwayBuffy's 21st birthday

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171Angel13Waiting in the Wings

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172Angel14Couplet

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173Buffy15As You Were

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174Angel15Loyalty

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175Buffy16Hell's Bells

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176Angel16Sleep Tight

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177Angel17Forgiving

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178Buffy17Normal Again

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179Angel18Double Or Nothing

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180Buffy18Entropy

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181Buffy19Seeing Red

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182Buffy20Villains

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183Buffy21Two to Go

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184Buffy22Grave

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185Angel19The Price

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186Angel20A New World

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187Angel21Benediction

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188Angel22Tomorrow

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BuffyThe Death of Buffy: Lost and Found

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Buffy43-45The Death of BuffyAKA "147 Days"

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Willow & Tara 1-2WildernessCo-written by Amber Benson

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BuffyReunion

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BuffyCreatures of HabitIllustrated novel

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Buffy46WithdrawalSequel to "Creatures of Habit"

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Buffy47-50Note from the UndergroundAKA "Hellmouth to Mouth"

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Buffy Season 7 & Angel Season 4Set in and aired 2002-2003. The final TV season of Buffy.

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189Buffy1Lessons

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190Buffy2Beneath You

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191Buffy3Same Time, Same Place

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192Buffy4Help

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193Buffy5Selfless

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194Angel1Deep Down

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195Buffy6Him

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196Angel2Ground State

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197Buffy7Conversations with Dead People

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198Buffy8Sleeper

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199Buffy9Never Leave Me

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200Buffy10Bring On the Night

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201Angel3The House Always Wins

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202Angel4Slouching Toward Bethlehem

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203Buffy11Showtime

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204Angel5Supersymmetry

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205Angel6Spin The Bottle

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206Buffy12Potential

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207Angel7Apocalypse, Nowish

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208Angel8Habeas Corpses

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209Buffy13The Killer in Me

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210Buffy14First Date

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211Angel9Long Day's Journey

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212Angel10Awakening

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213Buffy15Get It Done

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214Angel11Soulless

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215Buffy16Storyteller

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216Angel12Calvary

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217Angel13Salvage

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218Buffy17Lies My Parents Told Me

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219Angel14Release

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220Angel15Orpheus

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221Angel16Players

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222Angel17Inside Out

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223Angel18Shiny Happy People

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224Buffy18Dirty Girls

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225Angel19Magic Bullet

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226Angel20Sacrifice

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227Angel21Peace Out

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228Angel22Home

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229Buffy19Empty Places

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230Buffy20Touched

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231Buffy21End of Days

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232Buffy22ChosenSeries finale

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Buffy51-54Viva Las Buffy!Follows on from "The Origin" comic, set prior to Buffy Season 1

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Buffy55Dawn and Hoopy the Bear

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Buffy56-59Slayer, Interrupted

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BuffyAngels We Have Seen on High

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Buffy60-63A Stake to the HeartLeads into Buffy Season 1

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Angel Season 5Set in and aired 2003-2004. After the conclusion of Buffy Angel continued for one final TV season.

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233Angel1Conviction

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234Angel2Just Rewards

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235Angel3Unleashed

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236Angel4Hell Bound

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237Angel5Life of the PartyHalloween episode

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238Angel6The Cautionary Tale Of Numero Cinco

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239Angel7Lineage

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240Angel8Destiny

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241Angel9Harm's Way

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242Angel10Soul Purpose

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243Angel11Damage

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244Angel12You're Welcome100th episode of Angel

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245Angel13Why We Fight

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246Angel14Smile Time

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247Angel15A Hole in the World

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248Angel16Shells

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249Angel17Underneath

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250Angel18Origin

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251Angel19Time Bomb

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252Angel20The Girl In Question

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253Angel21Power Play

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254Angel22Not Fade AwaySeries finale

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Angel1-4Blood & TrenchesHistorical setting

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Angel1-2Angel vs. FrankensteinHistorical setting

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Angel1-3Barbary CoastHistorical setting

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Angel1-3Smile TimeComic adaptation of the TV episode

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Angel1-5A Hole in the WorldComic adaptation of the TV episode

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Angel1-3Not Fade AwayComic adaptation of the TV episode

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Angel1-5The CurseSet after Angel Season 5 in a non-canon timeline

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Angel1-4Old FriendsSet after Angel Season 5 in a non-canon timeline

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Angel1-5Auld Lang SyneSet after Angel Season 5 in a non-canon timeline

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AngelSpotlight: Illyria

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AngelSpotlight: Gunn

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AngelSpotlight: Wesley

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AngelSpotlight: Doyle

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AngelSpotlight: Connor

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AngelMasks

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Fallen Angel1-4RebornCrossover title guest starring Illyria

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SpikeOld Times

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SpikeOld Wounds

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SpikeLost and Found

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Spike1-5Spike vs. Dracula

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Spike1-5AsylumWritten by Brian Lynch, introduces characters used in his subsequent Angel and Spike series

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Spike1-4Shadow PuppetsSequel to "Asylum" and the episode "Smile Time"

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Angel: After the Fall (Angel Season 6)Set in 2004-2005 and published 2007-2011 by IDW. Impressed by Brian Lynch's work on the Spike series "Asylum" and "Shadow Puppets", Joss Whedon helped to plot and endorsed Lynch writing the comic continuation of Angel which serves as an unnoffical Season 6. Subsequent stories by other writers had no involvement from Whedon or other Buffy alumni and have ambiguous canon status.

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Titles written by Brian Lynch are in bold.

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Angel1-5After the Fall

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Angel6-8After the Fall – First Night

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Spike1-4After the FallDirect continuation of Spike's story in "First Night"

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Angel9-17After the Fall

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Angel23After the Fall – Epilogue

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Angel24-25DrusillaCo-written by Juliet Landau

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Angel1-5Only HumanSpin off to "After the Fall - Epilogue" focusing on Gunn and Illyria

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Angel18-22Aftermath

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Angel26-27Boys and Their Toys

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AngelAnnual 1Last Angel in Hell

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LorneSpecialThe Music of the SpheresSend off for Lorne and tribute to the actor who portrayed him, Andy Hallett

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Angel28The Crown Prince SyndromeIncludes the beginning of the backup series "Eddie and the Crew", which runs through issues 28-39

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Angel29Immortality for Dummies

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Angel30The Trouble With Felicia

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Angel31The Big Dustup

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Angel32Roman a Clef

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Spike1-4The Devil You Know

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Angel33Letters Home: A Jamesian Interlude

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Angel34Bedroom Follies

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Angel35-37Prophet for Profit

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Angel38Cats in the Cradle

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Illyria1-4Haunted

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Angel39-44The Wolf, the Ram and the Heart

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AngelYearbookThis One Time"Yearbook" collects short stories by several IDW writers, "This One Time" contributed by Brian Lynch

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Fray & TalesSet at various points in time and published 2001-2004 by Dark Horse. A companion to the Buffy TV series and primer for Season 8, written by Joss Whedon and other Buffy alumni.

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Fray1-8Set in the 23rd century, story of a future slayer

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Tales of the SlayersAnthology collecting stories of slayers throughout time, including a sequel to Fray

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Tales of the SlayersBroken Bottle of DjinnOne shot set during Buffy Season 2

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Tales of the VampiresDamesPreview story for the Tales of the Vampires mini series

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Tales of the Vampires1-5Mini series collecting stories of vampires throughout time, including the first post TV apearance of Buffy

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Buffy Season 8Set in 2005-2006 and published 2007-2011 by Dark Horse. The comic continuation of Buffy, following the conclusion of Buffy Season 7, Angel Season 5, the Angel: After the Fall comic series and the Fray & Tales comic series. Includes several one shots and shorts.

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Buffy1-4The Long Way Home

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Buffy5The Chain

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Buffy6-9No Future for You

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Buffy10Anywhere but Here

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Buffy11A Beautiful Sunset

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Buffy12-15Wolves at the Gate

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Buffy16-19Time of Your LifeTies into and follows the events of Fray

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Buffy20After these messages...We'll be right back!Features a comic imagining of the proposed Buffy Animated Series

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WillowGoddesses and MonstersOne shot set betweeen Buffy Season 7 and Season 8

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Buffy21Harmonic Divergence

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BuffyHarmony Bitese-comic, Harmony short tie-in to "Harmonic Divergence"

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Buffy22Swell

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BuffyVampy Cat Play Friende-comic, short tie-in to "Swell"

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Buffy23Predators and Prey

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Buffy24Safe

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Buffy25Living Doll

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Tales of the VampiresThe ThrillOne shot set during Buffy Season 8

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BuffyHarmony Comes to the Natione-comic, Harmony short

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Tales of the Vampires1-2Carpe Noctem2 part e-comic set during Buffy Season 8

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BuffyAlways Darkeste-comic written by Joss Whedon

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Buffy26-30Retreat

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Buffy31Turbulence

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Buffy32-35Twilight

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RileyCommitment through Distance, Virtue through SinOne shot set during Buffy Season 8

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Buffy36-40Last Gleaming

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Buffy Season 9Set in 2006-2007 and published 2011-2013 by Dark Horse. After the conclusion of Buffy Season 8 Dark Horse took possession of the Angel comic licence allowing for Angel characters to be incorporated into Buffy Season 9. Includes 2 concurrent series, "Buffy" and "Angel & Faith", as well as several mini series and one shots.

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BuffyMagical Mystery Tour Featuring the Beetlese-comic, set between Buffy Season 8 issues 39 and 40, the first title published under the Season 9 banner

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Angel & Faith1-4Live Through This

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Buffy1-4Freefall

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Angel & Faith5In Perfect Harmony

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BuffyIn Space no one can hear you slayShort side story released for Free Comic Book Day 2012

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Angel & Faith6-9Daddy Issues

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Drusilla1-5Run and CatchProduction postponed indefinitely

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Buffy5Slayer, Interrupted

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Buffy6-7On Your Own

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Buffy8-10Apart (of Me)

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Angel & Faith10Women of a Certain Age

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Angel & Faith11-14Family Reunion

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Buffy11-13Guarded

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Angel & Faith15The Hero of His Own Story

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Buffy14-15Billy the Vampire Slayer

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Spike1-5A Dark Place

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Angel & Faith16-19Death and Consequences

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Angel & Faith20Spike & Faith

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Buffy16-19Welcome to the Team

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Willow1-5Wonderland

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Buffy20The Watcher

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Angel & Faith21-25What You Want, Not What You Need

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Buffy21-25The Core

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Buffy1-3Love vs. LifeMini series featuring Billy the Vampire Slayer

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Buffy Season 10Set in 2007-2008 and published 2014-2016 by Dark Horse. Includes two concurrent series, "Buffy" and "Angel & Faith", both tentatively 30 issues long.

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Buffy1New RulesBeginning in March 2014

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Angel & Faith1Where the River meets the SeaBeginning in April 2014