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

Synopsis

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]

Continuity

  • 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".

Appearances

Individuals

Organizations and titles

Species

Events

Locations

Weapons and objects

Death count

  • None

Behind the scenes

Production

  • Scott Allie has described: "[Ugly Little Monsters] 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.

Distribution

  • 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]

Collections

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 fictional superhero Spider-Man.
  • Willow compares the Avendschrook with the creatures from the film Gremlins (1984), mentioning the character Gizmo as well.

Gallery

References

  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer #41 Little Monsters (Part 2 of 3)". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  2. "Panel to Panel"
  3. "Top 300 Comics--January 2002". ICv2, January 2, 2002. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
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