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Comic Issue
"Tales of the Vampires, Part Two"
Tales of the Vampires 2
Publication date January 14, 2004
Pages 22
Series
Tales of the Vampires #2
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"Tales of the Vampires, Part One"
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"Tales of the Vampires, Part Three"
Creative Team
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)
Editor(s) Scott Allie
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)

Tales of the Vampires, Part Two is the second issue in the "Tales of the Vampires" mini-series. It contains a frame story of same title, as well as the short stories Spot the Vampire and Jack.

Synopsis

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.

Under a cover by Cal McDonald and 30 Days of Night artist Ben Templesmith, the second installment of "Tales of the Vampires" digs deeper into the dark side of Joss Whedon's girl empowerment myth.[1]

Summary

The children, as well as Roche, break from the storytelling for lunch. Edna ponders why a vampire as powerful as Roche claims to be would allow himself to be used in this way.

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

Appearances

(framing story)

Individuals

Organizations and Titles

Species

Locations

Death Count

None

Behind the Scenes

Collections

Gallery

Preview

References

  1. "Tales of the Vampires #2". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved December 16, 2017.

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