Comic Story
Publication date February 20, 2002
Published in "Tales of the Slayers"
Pages 6
Creative Team
Writer(s) Joss Whedon
Penciller(s) Karl Moline
Editor(s) Scott Allie
Inker(s) Andy Owens
Colorist(s) Dave Stewart
Letterer(s) Michelle Madsen

"Tales" was the final story in the "Tales of the Slayers" graphic novel.


On her way to a grab for Gunther, Melaka Fray had to fight vampires. These being very old vampires, they knew the moves of the Slayer. Mel, however, did not, as not she, but her twin brother, Harth, had inherited the Slayer memory. She was able to slay the vampires and opened the box which was supposed to be her grab. A four-armed spider-monkey escaped from it and ran off with her Scythe. Mel quickly pursued the creature through the busy Haddyn streets.

Eventually, the creature led her to an abandoned apartment with a stylized red Scythe tiled on the floor and shelves of old Watchers Diaries. As Mel inspected the room, the spider-monkey went to sleep. In the books Mel was able to read about various past slayers.


The story was set after "All Hell", but before "Time of Your Life, Part One".



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Pop Culture References


Melaka Fray - "I am the only one in the world, but I am not alone."


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