Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Spike #1 review

The first issue of Brian Lynch's SPIKE series comes out today. It's a spin-off of IDW Publishing's ANGEL comic, and it's goddamn excellent. Here's my review.

The issue starts with some background stuff. We have Spike narrating a scene in Las Vegas that involves murder, mayhem, and bugs. Not giant bugs, though. Casino-bugs that do the whole swarm and eat tourists thing. Then, more Spike narration over a montage of his life. He gets sired, he arrives in Sunnydale, Buffy's fist makes its first appearance in an IDW comic by punching Spike, Spike gets a soul, and then Spike admits that Angel is better than him, much to the chagrin of a bunch of Spuffy fans. Actually, though, not at all. Read more...

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