Buffy Season Eight #13
This is a repost from the Old Scans Daily, so not my scans, obviously. I don't know who exactly to credit, but thank you, whoever you are.
Anyway - for seasonal appropriateness and lulz, I give you:
Context: A gang of vampires has just raided the the headquarters of the Slayer army, and made off with Buffy's Scythe (you know, that thing that does not, in fact, resemble a scythe in any way?) The slayers and Buffy attempted to stop them, of course, but the vampires escaped by transforming themselves into fog, bats, etcetera. These abilities are not par for the course for Buffyverse vamps, so, as the slayers start planning their counteroffensive, they start by looking up the only vampire they know that is supposed to possess them.
This series has had some brilliant cover art by the way.
Okay, in the introductory pages that I just had to remove we see Dracula in his castle just before Xander and Renee arrive. He is unkempt and looks like an old man, suggesting that he hasn't been eating properly. (In Stoker's novel, Dracula aged normally but could restore his youth by drinking blood.) His servant, a tiny purple elf-looking guy named Butterfield, is trying to talk him out of a months-long bender, but he's having none of it until he sees Xander's helicopter approaching.
He cleans himself up in record time off-panel, and -
There was then a brief interlude in which Andrew was giving one of his lectures to the new Slayers, in which he expounds about Dracula's various abilities, and his previous relationship with Xander.
For fun, try to identify the various bits of memorabilia he has around his mansion.