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Review: Spike - A Dark Place #2

Written by Nightfly on Thursday, September 27 2012 and posted in Reviews
Review: Spike - A Dark Place #2

Spike unwillingly returns home as the prisoner of the Sturgeon and meets a sexy Succubus in what was once Sunnydale in A Dark Place, Pt.2!

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics / Mike Richardson
Executive Producer: Joss Whedon
Writer: Victor Gischler
Pencils: Paul Lee
Ink: Andy Owens
Color: Cris Peter
Cover (Variant, Depicted Below) by: Steve Morris
Letterer(s): Richard Starkings and Jimmy Betancourt
Price: $2.99

Spike (Season 9) #2 - "A Dark Place, Pt.2" (2 of 5)

Official Catch-up to A Dark Place:
After parting ways with the love of his life, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Spike has taken himself far away from San Francisco. He can't just be Buffy's only-in-desperate-circumstances fallback guy. His way of coping with the endless heartbreak? Head to the dark side of the moon in a spaceship filled with human-sized bugs, drown his sorrows in a bottle of booze, and avoid any trouble... Although that can only work for so long...

In "A Dark Place, Pt.2" Spike returns from luna, giving new meaning to the term "buggered."  [Spoilers Below]

Hijacked and forced to leave the moon by a stranded band of Sturgeon demons, William The Bloody narrowly avoids being airlocked by promising to guide them to the location of the treasure they seek, but, can't avoid being forcibly tongued. The Sturgeons' goal: to retrieve remnant shards of the Seed (er, "glowy egg thing" that Buffy shattered in the craterous remains of SunnyD) as a means of getting them home. Sunnydale landmarks litter their path, Spike's humorous insect crew take initiative and retake the ship, while, beautiful Succubus Morgan adds extra excitement to the end fight as surprise special guest. Spike's journey in this well-written, insightfully drawn issue illuminates a corner of his internal darkness by revealing his yearning for a place to call home. Is Sunnydale Spike's heartfelt home, or is it a mere labyrinth of unfinished business?

Take the fun, self-examining trip back to the Dale in Spike: A Dark Place Pt.2 to learn more and get the fullest picture by grabbing Buffy's monthly book and Angel & Faith as well.

I've thoroughly enjoyed the first two issues of A Dark Place and can't wait to see what happens next! I'm betting you'll feel the same way too.


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A proud member of NBCUniversal's and A+E Television Networks’ Digital Media Teams, Nightfly routinely interviews producers, creators and stars of various network programs and films with a concentrated emphasis on the Syfy channel. Formally educated in Communications, Computer Science and Music, his résumé reflects more than a decade broadcasting in the fields of television and radio. With pieces routinely published at ScreenFad and Press Pass L.A., his primary areas of interest include TV, film, music, web series, comic books, fashion, pen 'n paper RPG gaming as well as various other pop-culture topics. An avid Twitter user, Nightfly supports the arts, the entertainment community, numerous charities and crowdfunding projects through his journalistic netizenship and non-partisan, multicultural-centric activism.

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