Vampires, werewolves, witches, mummys and other night creatures... All of them are real.
But... Chsssst! It's a secret.
They're cities that officially don't exist. They don't appear in any human map. They're inaccessible places, protected by impregnable mountains, laberintic forests, terrible rivers and ancient magic. But they're beings that can get there... and live there. Beings that have something in common: they want to live peacefully, far away from humans, that plague that spreads across the entire planet.
That beings are... Monsters! And they populate these cities throughout the world: Miedópolis, La Nuit Noir, Aaaah! City, Monsterland, Bloodgrad, Forever Halloween, Maldiciünd...
But we are interested in another city. Maybe is not one of the biggest, since only live there fifty monster families. Maybe is not one of the most famous, since even in some monster maps doesn't appear. But as you get to know it... Sure it'll become your favourite! It's Villa Susto... where they reach the adventures of the Mini Monsters. Who are the Mini Monsters? If you want to know... keep reading.
It’s a Comic Book series created by the Spanish author David Ramirez. It’s published monthly in the Spanish magazine ¡Dibus! since year 2000. At the moment, there are four monographic albums, collecting all their adventures: “El Veneno de Porcelana” (2003), “El Perfeccionator” (2006), “¡Historias para no Dormir!” (2007), and “El Gran Partido de Calabacesto” (2012).The plot takes in a small town called Villa Susto, where they live monsters who want to be far from humans. Victor Von Piro (A high-class vampire and main protagonist) moves to Villa Susto, much to his changrin. There he meets his new friends, The Frank’s gang: Frank Einstein Jr. (A genius Frankenstein and leader of the gang), Lupo (A narcoleptic werewolf), Momses (A mummy with an obsession of sports), Gus (A cute, but fearful ghost) and Piruja (A very amorous witch). Together, they will live a lot of misadventures involving them and the rest of the people in Villa Susto.Quotes are traduced, as they’re in Spanish.
Alpha Bitch: Although is a male character and isn’t popular, Morty definitely fits this trope. Her “girlfriend” Guillotine is more of a Lovable Alpha Bitch.
Anti-Villain: Guillotine is a Type I: She's very rude and mean to others, but shows her softest side with Piruja, being like an older sister to her. She will do anything to make her happy, such as hooking her with Victor, no matter how mean and sadistic are her ways. Mienai and Skin are a Type IV.
Badass Crew: Frank’s gang can be this when it’s convenient. Or, at least, they try.
Barbaric Bully: Quasim. He's huge and strong, and no one can beat him... Except Miss Hit.
Darker and Edgier: Downplayed in "El Perfeccionator". While the story remains comical, things like split personalities and Frank's Character Development makes the story slightly darker compared to the other ones. Not to mention the character of Miss Hit.
The Klutz: Momses. He has not Buena Suerte’s “luck”, but he’s extremely clumsy due to his physical strength.
Victor: *after Momses destroys Frank’s invention* AAAAH! WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS GUY?!
Frank: *facepalm* That’s what is called the mummy’s curse…
Laser-Guided Karma: In the fourth album, Morty’s dirty tricks to win the match take a toll on him and his band. They got beaten by Henrietta’s father; their rivals won the match, Morty lost his tickets to Miedópolis and he ends up with a thermometer in his ass. All of this is well-deserved, at least for Morty.
Love Hurts: The main reason why Frank wants to create the Perfeccionator if we don't count his self-esteem issues.
Meaningful Name: All characters have names that are based of famous monsters or mystical creatures. It's very common the use of the portmanteau.
Rotating Protagonist: Although Victor is the lead character, the story focuses on other characters as well.
Screams Like a Little Girl: When Victor and Gus have to face a giant monster, Gus is terrified and Victor tells him to stop screaming like a little girl, since he can stop him (due to his new abilities). However, he fails to do this (obviously) and the monster defends himself with a giant rock. Cue Oh Crap situation.
Gus: V-Victor, can we scream l-like little girls now?
Stepford Smiler: Frank is revealed to be a Type A, putting a happy mask to cope with his task as a leader and hide the fact that he has huge self-esteem issues due to his physical appearance. He gets better, though.
Stepford Snarker: Lupo, being incredibly snarky and dealing with a very poor family at the same time.
Toilet Humour: Oh, man, this comic has a lot of this, mixed with Spanish humor and Black Comedy. Well, considering the author's sense of humor is based on Akira Toriyama's...
True Companions: The Frank's gang. Sure, they don't like each other at times, but it's clear that they love each other deeply and stay together regardless. Victor's relationship with them is a case of Fire-Forged Friends (Piruja too, but in a much lower manner).
Vitriolic Best Buds: Victor and Frank. As they're polar opposites, both spend their time insulting and bickering each other constantly. However, neither of them can be separated and they're best friends, although Victor denies this. Confirmed by Word of God in the quote page.
Walking Disaster Area: Buena Suerte’s causes great accidents when he’s around. The only thing that could stop his disastrous luck is being inside Lupo’s stomach.