|This article is about the comic one-shot. For other uses, see Spike and Dru.|
|The subject of this article is non-canonical.
While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse continuity.
Spike and Dru: The Queen of Hearts is a one-shot from Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series. Written by Christopher Golden and illustrated by Ryan Sook, it was originally published on October 13, 1999 by Dark Horse Comics.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
When Joss Whedon saw the final copy of the first Spike and Dru, he said, "This is what the comic should look like every month!" We decided that called for a sequel. On their way to Sunnydale, the demonic duo stop off in sultry St. Louis, to try their hands at some riverboat gambling. They soon learn, however, that their rest and relaxation isn't quite as peaceful as they'd hoped!
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- Spike warns Drusilla to not strain herself due to her health, in reference to her being recently tortured ("The Problem with Vampires").
- Spike and Drusilla are going to Sunnydale for the first time, as they'll eventually arrive in episode "School Hard".
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Individuals[edit | edit source]
Species[edit | edit source]
Locations[edit | edit source]
- Vienna, Austria (Only mentioned)
- United States
Objects[edit | edit source]
Death count[edit | edit source]
- A police officer, killed by Drusilla.
- The cabaret bouncer, killed by Drusilla.
- various people, killed by Drusilla.
- Zachariah King, killed by Spike.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Production[edit | edit source]
- The photo cover features two promotional pictures taken for Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 2.
- The cabaret bouncer is a reference to fictional character Hellboy.
Distribution[edit | edit source]
- Spike and Dru: The Queen of Hearts was the 116th best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 21,390 sales in October 1999 at comic specialty stores.
Collections[edit | edit source]
Pop culture references[edit | edit source]
- Spike sings Gregg Allman's song "Queen of Hearts" (1973).
Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike and Dru - The Queen of Hearts". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved on March 6, 2018.
- "October 1999 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops". Comichron. Retrieved on April 1, 2021.