Comic Story
"The Problem with Vampires"
Publication date December, 2003
Published in "Tales of the Vampires, Part One"
Pages 14
Creative Team
Writer(s) Drew Goddard
Penciller(s) Paul Lee
Editor(s) Scott Allie
Inker(s) Paul Lee
Colorist(s) Michelle Madsen
Letterer(s) Annie Parkhouse

"The Problem With Vampires" is a story in "Tales of the Vampires, Part One".


Prague, 1997, Drusilla has been captured by a human "inquisitor" and thrown into a jail. The inquisitor proceeds to torture Drusilla in a unique chair built for that purpose in 1478. He hopes Dru will remember the pain forever, serving as a warning to other vampires to stay away from the people of Prague. Drusilla tries to recount the things that make her happy, including little girls lost at the fair and little boys wandering too far from home, so that she can forget the torture.

Meanwhile, Spike was lying on the ground beneath a bridge he was thrown from by a mob that shoved a stake into his chest, inches from his heart, thus not dusting him, so that he would flee and warn other vampires to stay away from the city. Spikes crosses the city, finds Drusilla, and kills her captor.

Spike picks the injured Drusilla and carries her out the door, heading for a first showdown with a Slayer in a town with a Hellmouth called Sunnydale.


The story takes place before "School Hard".



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Narrator - "The problem with vampires," he says, "is they don't leave anything behind when they die."


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