About the book,the art is great..the story go exactly against the entire season 7,in every sense.The timeline was choosen very wrong (at start of season 7) The characterisation was bobbing around a bit but mostly the problem was that the writing was pretty terrible and of course,off the character all time,this is nothing like Cannonical Spike in the series. He beats up two humans at the beginning so he has no chip (no chip before season 7?) and he has his coat which he doesn't get back until ep15 of Season7 in the series. It wouldn't work during the season either, especially later on, because he says he has gone there for a 'fresh start' and when he gets badly injured it states in the text it takes weeks to get better. Spike once dechipped/untriggered wouldn't have left like that, it would totally break a season arc of him Buffy relying on each other emphasised by her having asked him to stay(and doesn't match at all with Scott Allie saying it was a little over 24hrs).It just simply doesn't fit either pre or during S7 because Spike was crazy at that time...It seems they just wanted to place it within canon and didn't properly consider where it would actually work, particularly if Spike is talking in the story as if he has gone off for a 'fresh start'. Any love interesed in the timeline they picked its horrible to see for any BTVS fan.In that time Spike was fully in love with Buffy and dealing with the scene of "seeing red" so of course no one want to see Spike getting puppy eyes from some random girl. Marsters ignore all Spike's guilt for what he did to Buffy in this timeline,that's a big problem with this comics. Spike got his soul for his slayer. I understand a comics between season 7 and 6 should be very emotional and Spuffy. It is a really wasted opportunity though,they could explore an interesing time in Spike's life.