This article is about the comic one-shot. For other uses, see Spike and Dru.
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While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse.

Comic Issue
Spike and Dru: The Queen of Hearts
Queen of Hearts cover
Publication date October 13, 1999
Pages 22
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) Christopher Golden
Penciller(s) Ryan Sook
Editor(s) Scott Allie
Colorist(s) Guy Major
Letterer(s) Pat Brosseau

Spike and Dru: The Queen of Hearts is an one-shot from Dark Horse Classic comic book meta-series. It was written by Christopher Golden and illustrated by Ryan Sook.


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![1]


  • 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".





  • Vienna, Austria (Only mentioned)
  • United States

Weapons and Objects

Death Count

  • 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



Pop Culture References

  • Spike sings Gregg Allman’s song "Queen of Hearts" (1973).



  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike and Dru - The Queen of Hearts". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved March 06, 2018.