Comic Issue
"Tales of the Vampires, Part One"
Tales of the Vampires 1
Publication date December 22, 2003
Pages 24
Tales of the Vampires #1
first issue in series
"Tales of the Vampires, Part Two"
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Joss Whedon (framing story, Stacy)
Drew Goddard (The Problem with Vampires)
Penciller(s) Alex Sanchez (framing story)
Paul Lee (The Problem with Vampire)
Cameron Stewart (Stacy)
Editor(s) Scott Allie
Cover artist(s) John Totleben
Inker(s) Derek Fridolfs (framing story)
Colorist(s) Michelle Madsen (framing story, The Problem with Vampires)
Dave Stewart (cover)
Chip Zdarsky (Stacy)
Letterer(s) Annie Parkhouse (framing story, The Problem with Vampires and Stacy)

"Tales of the Vampires, Part One" is the first issue in the Tales of the Vampires mini-series.

Short stories

The issue contains a framing story, about which more information can be found below, as well as two short stories focusing on different vampires throughout history. More information such as synopsis, continuity, appearances, behind the scenes, and quotes can be found on the individual pages for the separate stories:


A Watcher named Dunworthy has taken four young Watchers-in-training down into the basement of the Watchers Academy building. He brings them to a tomb and has them armed; Sophie chooses a stake, as does Edna. They are led into a room where a vampire is kept in chains. Sophie recognizes him as Roche. Dunworthy praises her, but admits he has forgotten her name. Roche explains to the young Watchers that vampires are no animals, but complex beings, and then begins telling them stories of vampires past, present, and future.



Organizations and Titles



Weapons and Objects

  • stakes
  • crosses
  • holy water

Death Count

Behind the Scenes



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