May 2nd, 2009

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Spike: After the Fall


Spike: After the Fall

 

 

Creators: Brian Lynch & Franco Urru

Cover: Franco Urru


 



 

Set up: In the series ending episode of Angel, Not Fade Away, the Angel Investigations team was in some serious trouble. Angel and his allies managed to bring down an ultra-powerful group of evil known as the Black Thorn. Basically, they were the demonic version of the Hall of Doom.

 

Wolf, Ram & Hart were not at all pleased by this turn of events. Angel played them, signing away his right to Shanshu (become mortal as reward for his redemptive deeds) in order to get in close with the Black Thorn group. By doing so, he was able to identify their members who were responsible for much of the evil at the highest levels of government among the elite of L.A.

 

Now, in retaliation, the power behind the evil law firm of Wolfram & Hart has pulled all of Los Angeles into Hell itself. A new world order has asserted itself, locking the city and its inhabitants away from the rest of the world and leaving them vulnerable to the legions of devils, demons, and exotic Hellspawn.

 

The team ends up split apart – separated from one another across the expanse of the new Los Angeles… this is Spike’s story.

 

 

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Re-reviewed: Spike, After the Fall #2

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Spike: After the Fall
Issue 2 (review redone)


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Written by: Brian Lynch, Art by: Franco Urru, Coloring by: Art Lyon, Lettering by: Robbie Robbins
Cover B: by The Sharp Brothers, Charlie Kirchoff

Blurb: Spike has been swallowed into W&H's created Hell along with the rest of Los Angeles. As he attempts to secure the safety of regular folks he's taken into his charge, he is visiting W&H HQ in hopes of securing a safe place to hide the non-combatants.


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Re-Reviewed: Spike After the Fall #3

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Spike, After the Fall
Issue 3 [re-reviewed]

Writer: Brian Lynch, Artist: Franco Urru, Colorist: Jason Jensen, Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Cover: Franco Urru, Paolo Ma

Blurb: Spike and Illyria are together in Hell-Angeles and both have now been taken prisoner from one of the infamous Lords of Los Angeles. This particular Lord, Non, has staked a claim in Beverly Hills where she's using her powers of life-draining and an Amazon Army to enslave or kill all who will not bow to her... including the vampire and old god.


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Re-review: Spike After the Fall #4

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Spike, After the Fall
Issue 4 [re-reviewed]

Writer: Brian Lynch, Artist: Franco Urru, Colorist: Art Lyon, Letterer: Robbie Robbins, Cover B: The Sharp Brothers & Charlie Kirchoff


Blurb: Non, Lord of Beverly Hills has overplayed her hand. After her attempts to use first Spike and then Illyria as bargaining chips to make a deal with the vampire Gunn went nowhere, she decided to execute them instead. But her attempt to behead Illyria has led to the old god fighting back - she could appreciate Non's attempts at execution, she just didn't like her making the old one kneel first.

Now, Spike, Illyria and the newly arrived Connor are attempting to save themselves and the humans that Non hasn't already drained dry with her energy sucking abilities.

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