|"Tales of the Vampires, Part Two"|
|Publication date||January 14, 2004|
|Tales of the Vampires #2|
"Tales of the Vampires, Part One"
"Tales of the Vampires, Part Three"
|Published by||Dark Horse Comics|
|Writer(s)|| Joss Whedon (framing story)|
Jane Espenson (Spot the Vampire)
Brett Matthews (Jack)
|Penciller(s)|| Alex Sanchez (framing story)|
Scott Morse (Spot the Vampire)
Vatche Mavlian (Jack)
|Cover artist(s)||Ben Templesmith|
|Inker(s)||Derek Fridolfs (framing story)|
|Colorist(s)||Michelle Madsen (framing story, Jack)|
|Letterer(s)||Annie Parkhouse (framing story, Jack)|
Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, reunites with Brett Matthews, with whom he wrote the Angel comics series, and Jane Espenson, longtime writer of the TV series, as they continue this bizarre look at the lives of vampires in the world of Buffy and the Slayers.
Whedon and newcomer Alex Sanchez continue their framing sequence, in which a group of young Watchers-in-training learn the secrets of the undead from an ancient vampire kept in chains in the basement of the Watchers Council. Scott Morse (Ancient Joe, Barefoot Serpent) illustrates Jane Espenson's poem Spot the Vampire, a cross between a New Yorker cartoon and a children's book, in which evil hides in plain sight. And the centerpiece of the issue is the fourteen page Jack story by Spider-man/Wolverine creative team Brett Matthews and Vatche Mavlian — a Victorian vampire mystery.
Besides this framing story, this issue contains as well two short stories, focusing on different vampires throughout history:
- Baker's boy (Only mentioned)
- Sophie Downs
- Edna Fairweather
- James (Watcher)
- Roger (Watcher)
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