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Ugly Little Monsters, Part Two is the forty-first issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series. Written by Tom Fassbender with Jim Pascoe and illustrated by Cliff Richards, it was originally published on February 6, 2002, by Dark Horse Comics.


After more than a year, Tara STILL doesn't feel like she's fitting into the Scooby Gang. The closer she gets to Willow, the more envious she is of the friendship between Will and Buffy and Xander. With all this jealousy in the air, is it any wonder there are little green monsters popping up all around?[1]


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  • Tara affects the demons attacking the Scoobies and this reveals she has performed a spell that backfired, similarly to the events from episode "Family."
  • Dawn steals an item from the Magic Box; her kleptomania was first shown in "Intervention" and is eventually discovered by the Scoobies in "Older and Far Away."



Organizations and titles[]





  • Ezekiel's Bane
  • Shapuk beads

Death count[]

  • None.

Behind the scenes[]


  • Scott Allie described the conception of the "Ugly Little Monsters" arc: "It was partly concocted over a dinner at the San Diego Comic-Con, with Tom Fassbender, Jim Pascoe, Dave McCaig, Jeff Matsuda, and Brian Horton all present. We became fixated with the number three, leading to a three-issue story with a three-word title, 'Ugly Little Monsters.' Interior pages had three panels, triangular compositions, and triadic color schemes. Covers featured three main characters, as well as the three little uglies."[2]
  • The photo cover features a promotional picture taken for Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 4.


  • Ugly Little Monsters, Part Two was the 122nd best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 15,315 sales in January 2002 at comic specialty stores.[3]


Pop culture references[]

  • Spike mentions a "vampire sense tingling," and Buffy asks if he was bit by a "radioactive bat," a reference to the superpowers and origins of Spider-Man.
  • Willow compares the Avendschrook with the creatures from the film Gremlins (1984) and mentions its character Gizmo.



Cover artwork[]