Now that we’ve checked out issue 1 of Spike in association with Angel’s title, let’s compare him when he’s associated with Buffy’s title; Let’s take a look at Dark Horse’s Spike: A Dark Place #1 in which Spike has outer space adventures with his cockroach crew and meets a mysterious woman.
Our main players who we’ll judge are: Spike, Sebastian who works as Spike’s First Officer, and Elizabeth who we could consider Second Officer.
Our Characters Are Impressive:
Spike- Our Spike doesn’t earn a kudo.
Seb- Sebastian shares in the group kudo, but nothing more.
Liz- Elizabeth is in the same boat as Seb.
I like the BugCrew and their touching attempt to pull Spike out of his latest lovelorn funk and they receive a collective Half-KUDO.
Our Characters Stink:
Spike: Spike doesn’t earn any demerits. Shmoopy-mopey Spike isn’t fun for anyone, though.
Sebastian: Nothing by Seb annoys me.
Elizabeth: Elizabeth is a bit pushy toward Sebastian in the beginning, but since she/he ends up really only being concerned about Spike’s depressive mood, I’ve got no demerit to send her/his way.