Comic Issue
Tales of the Vampires, Part Three
Tales of the Vampires 3
Publication date February 11, 2004
Pages 22
Tales of the Vampires #3
Tales of the Vampires, Part Two
Tales of the Vampires, Part Four
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Joss Whedon (framing story)
Jane Espenson (Father)
Drew Goddard (Antique)
Penciller(s) Alex Sanchez (framing story)
Jason Alexander (Father)
Ben Stenbeck (Antique)
Editor(s) Scott Allie
Cover artist(s) Eric Powell
Inker(s) Derek Fridolfs (framing story)
Colorist(s) Michelle Madsen (framing story, Father)
Letterer(s) Annie Parkhouse (framing story, Father, Antique)

Tales of the Vampires, Part Three is the third issue of the "Tales of the Vampires" mini-series. It contains a frame story of same title, as well as the short stories Father and Antique.


The writers of the legendary television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunite for this chilling five-issue series, masterminded and overseen by Joss Whedon himself!

In this issue, Drew Goddard pokes fun at the King of Vampires, Dracula. Jane Espenson looks at the bond between a vampire father and his aging son, and Joss Whedon continues his ongoing story of young watchers in training as they meet their first vampire.[1]


Edna writes in her diary, recounting the events of the past day. She notes that she's beginning to find Roche as inviting as he is unsettling. The next day, the Watchers-in-training are assembled around him once again. Roche begins to talk of how he longs to savage them all, only to be chided by Dunworthy. Edna interrupts Dunworthy, goading Roche into continuing, against Sophie's pleading and bribing to stop. Edna eventually relents, noting that she can anger Roche, whose bonds, unbeknownst to those assembled before him, are weakening.

Besides this framing story, this issue contains as well two short stories, focusing on different vampires throughout history:



Organizations and Titles



Death Count


Behind the Scenes


  1. "Tales of the Vampires #3". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved December 17, 2017.