(strawberry blonde to the right)
Real Name: Drusilla Jones
Identity/Class: Alternate Reality (Earth-712/"Earth-S") human magic-user;
Occupation: Student (almost certainly home schooled)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Crowley (pet cat), Mrs. Brennan, Adrienne Dore, Howard Shelton, Shape (Raleigh Lund), Madeline, Stanley (aka Whizzer), and Tina Stewart;
presumably some degree of involvement with the rest of the Squadron Supreme (Amphibian/Kingsley Rice, Ape X/Xina, Blue Eagle/James Dore Jr., Doctor Anton Decibel, Doctor Spectrum/Joseph Ledger, Foxfire/Olivia Underwood, Golden Archer (Wyatt McDonald; later Black Archer), Hyperion/"Mark Milton," Lady Lark/Linda Lewis (later Skylark), Moonglow/Melissa Hanover, Nighthawk (Kyle Richmond), Nuke/Albert Gaines, Power Princess/Zarda Shelton, Quagmire/Jerome Michaels, Tom Thumb/Thomas Thompson; possibly Haywire/Harold Danforth, Inertia/Edith Freiberg, Redstone/Michael Redstone, Thermite/Sam Yurimoto); unidentified pet fish
Enemies: Formerly Institute of Evil (Ape
Anton Decibel, Foxfire/Olivia Underwood, Lamprey/Donald McGuiggin, Quagmire/Jerome Michaels, Shape/Raleigh Lund);
indirectly everyone Arcanna opposed
Known Relatives: Arcanna Jones (mother; aka Arcanna and Moonglow), Philip Jones (father); Andrew Jones, Benjamin Thomas Jones (brothers); Katrina Jones (sister)
Aliases: Drucilla (presumed misspelling in Squadron Supreme: New World Order)
Base of Operations: Last seen in their home in Pommerschen (see comments), in upstate New Troy;
formerly a home in the residential section of Squadron City in the Great America Desert;
Powers/Abilities: Drusilla can levitate relatively small objects, such as a full fishbowl and its inhabitants.
Still a young girl (see comments), Drusilla will likely develop greater and perhaps additional abilities over time.Height: Unrevealed (approximately 4'8" to 5' tall when last seen; see comments)
(Squadron Supreme I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Philip and Arcanna had three children: Drusilla, Katrina, and Andrew.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#10: Squadron Supreme entry: Arcanna sub-profile) - At some point after being married, Arcanna decided to support their family as a professional crime fighter. Phil stayed at home to raise their children.
(Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe (fb) - BTS) - Drusilla, Katrina, and Andrew were all colicky.
(Squadron Supreme I#1 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Arcanna established a spell of camouflage to hide her family's home in the forests of Pommerschen, New Troy.
(Squadron Supreme I#1 (fb) - BTS) - While Arcanna was away -- under the influence of the Over-Mind (circa Defenders I#112-114) and the subsequent recovery of Earth after his influence had been removed -- Drusilla learned to levitate.
(Squadron Supreme I#1 (fb) - BTS) - At least after Arcanna had been freed from the influence of the Over-Mind and was in the process of aiding the Squadron Supreme in surveiling the world's status, Arcanna sent ravens to tell Phil where she was and what was happening.
(Squadron Supreme I#1 - BTS) - After the Squadron had voted to resolve their world's current chaos via implementing the Utopia Program, Arcanna traveled to Pommerschen to visit her family.
(Squadron Supreme I#1) - As Arcanna magically opened the door to their home, Drusilla and the rest of the family greeted her, with Drusilla shouting, "Mommy! Mommy's home!" She then proudly demonstrated how she had learned to levitate her doll while her mom was away.
When Arcanna had Drusilla take Katrina and Andrew to the playroom, Philip advised the kids that their mother and he wanted to talk about grown-up stuff. As the Arcanna and Philip embraced, one of the kids (presumably Drusilla) shouted that Katrina wanted a cookie.
(Squadron Supreme I#5 (fb) - BTS) - As the Squadron became busy with their Utopica program, intended to solve America's woes within a year, Arcanna was only able to see her family less than once a week.
(Squadron Supreme I#5 (fb) - BTS) - As part of a plan to use the Squadron's families to force the heroes to surrender, Apex sent Lamprey to upstate New Troy to abduct Phil and the children (see comments).
Drusilla and the rest of her family were imprisoned in a fenced in area with barbed wire at the top inside the Institute's base alongside the other family members -- Power Princess' husband, Howard Shelton; Whizzer's wife, Madeline, and daughter, Tina; and Blue Eagle's mother, Adrienne Dore -- and the previously captured Golden Archer.
(Squadron Supreme I#5 - BTS) - With Doctor Decibel having forced the Golden Archer to tell them how to operate the Squadron's Behavior Modification device (B-mod; with which the Squadron had been re-programming/rehabilitating criminals), the Institute captured Tom Thumb, took over the Squadron's base and then lured the rest of the Squadron back to their base.
(Squadron Supreme I#5) - When the Squadron attacked the Institute members, the criminals showed the Squadron members footage of their hostages, forcing the heroes to surrender and then submit to the B-mod.
(Squadron Supreme I#5 - BTS) - However, unbeknownst to the Institute members, Tom Thumb had programmed the B-mods to recognize the Squadron members' brain patterns and reject any alterations to them (see comments).
As a result, the Squadron were unaffected; although they had not known they would be immune, the Squadron members had the sense to play along and feign alliance with the Institute so they would be brought to the hostages.
(Squadron Supreme I#5) - The Institute brought the seemingly B-mod manipulated Squadron members back to the Institute's base.
Drusilla watched silently as Arcanna and the rest of the Squadron then swiftly defeated the Institute members and freed their hostages. Arcanna rushed in and embraced her family.
(Squadron Supreme I#6 (fb) - BTS) <A week before the main story> - Arcanna and her family moved their home into Squadron City in the Great America Desert.
(Squadron Supreme I#6) - Holding Andrew and standing beside Drusilla and Katrina, Philip watched as Arcanna mystically camouflaged Squadron City.
Telling the kids to hold tight, like mommy had told them, Philip then took Arcanna's hand in his left hand and Drusilla's in his right, with Katrina, Andrew, and Crowley in succession as Arcanna mystically flew them into the city, explaining how they could see it as soon as they penetrated its illusory hemisphere.
After they landed, Katrina announced that she wanted to fly some more, but Arcanna told her not now and instructed her to go watch her brother, who was chasing their cat, Crowley.
(Squadron Supreme I#6) - Shortlty thereafter, Drusilla and Katrina found a water hose and began playing with it. As Drusilla sprayed the smiling Katrina, Arcanna shouted to Drusilla, asking what she was doing.
(Squadron Supreme I#7 - BTS) - Drusilla and her siblings, as well as Tina Stewart, presumably had a babysitter or were otherwise occupied when Arcanna and Philip had Stan and Maddy Stewart over to their home.
.(Squadron Supreme I#9) - In the park by the tennis courts in Squadron City's Richmond Field, Shape acted as a trampolene for Drusilla, Katrina and Andrew, as well as Maddy Stewart. Drusilla cheered, "WHEEE!"
(Squadron Supreme I#12) - While Arcanna and Phil with seeing Arcanna's midwife, Mrs. Brennan, Drusilla took Katrina's doll and ran away with it, leading Katrina to chase and yell at her.
As the kids were stressing out Mrs. Brennan's nurse, Phil suggested Arcanna get Andrew and he would handle the girls.
After Phil had settled down the girls, Drusilla asked when mommy was having the new baby, and he told her "Real soon, punkin, real soon!"
(Squadron Supreme I#12) - As Drusilla watched through a window with her siblings and Shape in Squadron City's Hospital Complex, Philip announced the birth of their son, Benjamin Thomas Jones.
Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Bob Hall, and John Beatty.
In case it's not clear, Earth-712 (aka "Earth-S") is a world where the Squadron Supreme is the major heroic power, and most of the members are based to some degree of DC comics heroes, notably the Justice League of America. I believe Arcanna corresponds to Zatanna.
The oldest of Arcanna and Phil's children, Drusilla looked to be perhaps 5-6 years old in Squadron Supreme I#1. That series was supposed to take place over an entire Marvel Time year, so she was likely 6-7 years old by the end of the series. Despite the time between publications, Death of a Universe only took place a week or so after the end of the Squadron Supreme series. However, New World Order was published in 1998, 12 years real time after the series, or nine years real time after Death of a Universe, which would likely amount to 2 years Marvel Time, making her perhaps 8-9 at that time...and then 24 years real time have passed since New World Order as of 2022, so that is perhaps 5-6 years Marvel Time, meaning she would be like 13-15 years old.
Drusilla's height varied back and forth in the Squadron Supreme series.In #1, she was waist height to her dad (see Philip Jones' profile's main image)
Back to Pommerschen!:
I'm not sure how Lamprey found Arcanna's family if their home was mystically hidden...maybe he waited until they went into town for something.
Mark Gruenwald's Squadron Supreme maxi-series and Death of a Universe
remain amongst the best storylines in my 44+ (as of 2022) years of
comic reading and my nearly 40,000 comics.
I would love to see the likes of Kurt Busiek, Mark Waid, Peter David, Fabian Nicieza, Saladin Ahmed, or another continuity respectful writer deal with the eventual arrival of Benjamin Jones at Project: PEGASUS and then perhaps have an Arcanna-focused Squadron storyline with each of the kids having some abilities and being involved...and we could get some back-story on Arcanna, which would be sweet.
Profile by Snood.
Drusilla Jones should be distinguished from:
At the time when Benjamin Jones was a newborn at
home, the Joneses had a fishbowl with at least three fish in their home
in Squadron City.
(Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe) - In their home in Squadron City, Drusilla levitated their fishbowl. Philip scolded Drusilla, plucking the fishbowl from the air and informing her that fish were living creatures and the the slightest "oops" could have killed them.
Drusilla explained that she would not hurt the fish.
(Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe (fb) - BTS) - Drusilla apparently was put in "time-out" or something, and she sat unhappily in a chair.
--Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe
Note: We don't know how long they had the fish prior to this appearance, although it seems less likely that they would bring in an additional responsibility with an imminent childbirth.
We also don't know how long they had the fish thereafter. Drusilla may have had a failed levitation, or perhaps the young Andrew could have knocked the bowl over or injured the fish while trying to play with them. Or perhaps they still live on, with Arcanna's affiliation with nature allowing them to thrive.
We also don't know how their cat, Crowley, felt about the fish...
Squadron Supreme I#1 (September, 1985) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Bob Hall (pencils), John Beatty (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Squadron Supreme I#5 (January, 1986) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Bob Hall (pencils), Sam De La Rosa (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Squadron Supreme I#6 (February, 1986) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Ryan (pencils), Sam De La Rosa (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Squadron Supreme I#7 (March, 1986) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), John Buscema (pencils), Jackson Guice (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Squadron Supreme I#9 (May, 1986) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Ryan (pencils), Sam De La Rosa (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Squadron Supreme I#12 (August, 1986) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Ryan (pencils), Sam De La Rosa (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe (1989; Graphic Novel) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Ryan (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Squadron Supreme: New World Order (September, 1998) - Len Kaminski (writer), Anthony Williams (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First posted: 10/21/2022
Last updated: 10/30/2022
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