Oz (Buffy comic)

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Trade paperback cover
Publication information
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Format Full color, 32 pg (per issue)
Publication date July 18 – September 19, 2001
No. of issues 3
Creative team
Created by Joss Whedon
Written by Christopher Golden
Penciller(s) Logan Lubera
Valentine De Landro
Herb Apon
Inker(s) Craig Yeung
Colorist(s) Percy Melbye
Helen Bach

Oz is a trade paperback collecting comic stories based on the Buffy television series about the character Daniel "Oz" Osbourne.

This story is generally considered not part of the official Buffyverse canon.

Story synopsis[edit]

Oz left Sunnydale in search of his own nature, he travels to the Far East. Oz goes across the globe in search of a secret monastery where he might learn to find inner peace. When he arrives, he discovers that a number of the monks have been kidnapped by a demon-race. Oz must rescue the monks and overcome a terrible demon.

The story is set in Buffy season 4, after "Wild at Heart". Takes place after Blood of Carthage, and before Giles.



Title Issue # Release Date
Oz Part I 1 July 18, 2001
Daniel Osbourne (Oz), was a friend to the slayer, victim of the werewolf curse. Oz has left his home in search of peace within himself. He travels to Tibet looking for a monk called Shantou, who might be able to teach him to control the darkness within himself. With the help of a Chinese demon-girl, Oz finds Shantou in a situation of peril.
Oz Part II 2 August 15, 2001
With the help of the wise Tibetan Monk, Shantou and the beautiful Chinese demon-girl, Oz hopes to gain control over his wolf nature. The weeks draw nearer to the next full moon, and Oz gets ready to face himself. Meanwhile, dark forces are on the move, and Oz must prepare to face them.
Oz Part III 3 September 19, 2001
Oz and his new companions challenge a crazy demon overlord and a large number of various supernatural nasties. The showdown could change Oz forever.

Trade paperback[edit]

The series was collected into a trade paperback published May 15, 2002, which included a sketchbook section featuring the work of cover artist John Totleben and series artist Logan Lubera.