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BUFFY's Drusilla Gets Her Own Spin-Off Comic

The Victorian vampiress gets her own five-issue mini series written by the actress that portrayed her on the television series.

Actress Juliet Landau will be venturing from the screen to comic books very soon when she lends her 'Buffy' experience to Dark Horse for a five-issue mini-series that will spin off from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. You may recognize Landau from when she played Drusilla on Joss Whedon's popular television series, and she will be reprising the role in the upcoming mini -- sort of.

Landau's upcoming five-issue mini series will focus on the character she portrayed, Drusilla, from 1997 to 2003 for a total of 17 episodes, and is one she is certainly very excited about getting the chance to explore once again.

"I think you will get different sides of Drusilla than have ever been seen before," Landau told EW.com, "It was an actor's dream role. There’s so much range and dimension and so many different colors to the character. It’s just really rife with possibilities in terms of where you can go. You can go to any era or any direction, really."

== TEASER ==

Landau will have the opportunity to explore the character even more and take her further than ever with the upcoming series. For those unfamiliar with Drusilla, she and Angel have a long history together. Drusilla's lived during the Victorian era in England and was driven mad by Angel before he ultimately turned her into a vampire. So how much of her character will be covered in this new series? The book will focus on Drusilla following issue #9 of ANGEL & FAITH and will feature art from both Cliff Richards and Tim Seeley.

Source: EW

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Posted by KainScion

her arms look really off to me

Posted by Bestostero

Wait, so is she writing the series?

I love Drusilla's character, looks like its taking place in the present, since it looks like she's fighting noob slayers(?) lol

Posted by frochez

@Bestostero: It says in the article that she's writing the series, and that it goes from 1997-2003.

Posted by Baddamdog

I love Juliet Landau and I love Drusilla so I'll be picking this up! Who better to write the character that actually played them! Juliet was amazing in that role

Posted by KidSupreme

HOT! :D

Posted by jcbart

Wow, Landau writing her own character. This shows dedication to her role, and it will be really interesting to see what she does with it.

@frochez: Those dates were in reference to when she played the character on Buffy/Angel.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Wonderful character and can make for an awesome miniseries!

Posted by NightFang

@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

Wonderful character and can make for an awesome miniseries!

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Posted by The Poet

cool that the actress is writing her own character's stories...

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Posted by Joe Venom

Sure I'm psyched for this, but I really want a Spike series

Posted by The Impersonator

@KidSupreme said:

HOT! :D

VERY HOT! =P

Posted by Renee

Omg iohoifejkfnhkgf!!! YASS!! I always wanted to see more of her character. Fangtastic news!

Posted by The Stegman
@Joe Venom:  
 

  Sure I'm psyched for this, but I really want a Spike series 

Spike Just got done with a mini series, not to mention all of the short stories in his omnibus like "Spike vs Dracula" or "Spike Asylum" 
Posted by buttersdaman000

Nice!!

Posted by kamionero

Now I want a Buffy movie...

Will def. be picking this up.

Posted by BatWatch

@kamionero: Unless it was cancelled in the last year, a Buffy movie is on its way. However, it is a reboot, and Whedon was not invited to participate in the process, so bleh!

Posted by FoxxFireArt

It has been a long time since I watched Buffy. I had forgotten that Angel was the won who drove Drusilla crazy before changing her. Didn't Spike killer her in the series during his obsession with Buffy?

Posted by Joe Venom

@The Stegman: yea I know but currently he appears a lot in Buffy's book, but they don't really talk about how the destruction of the seed of wonder effected him, or if it effected his way of "living"(?) at all. but idk guess I just feel like I'm missing out on a interesting story by only getting bits and pieces from the Buffy book

Posted by The Stegman
@Joe Venom: To my knowledge, it doesn't effect current slayers and vampires, however any newly sired vampire becomes those "zompires" instead, and of course, no new slayers can be summoned
Posted by Grim

@Joe Venom said:

@The Stegman: yea I know but currently he appears a lot in Buffy's book, but they don't really talk about how the destruction of the seed of wonder effected him, or if it effected his way of "living"(?) at all. but idk guess I just feel like I'm missing out on a interesting story by only getting bits and pieces from the Buffy book

well they already made it clear that vamps who where already vamps are the same, and only freshly turned ones have any difference since the seed was destroyed. And he doesn't feed on anything that requires magic. and he lives with inter-dimensional roaches with no personalities.

Sooooooo..... im not sure what you're looking for. There is no reason for him to care about the destruction of the seed. There is very little magic in Spike's life.

Posted by AskaniSon295

One of the more interesting Vampires. I'll probably pick up the graphic Novel.