Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike #4

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike #4

Writer: Victor Gischler Artist: Paul Lee Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 21, 2012 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
6.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Spike departs from the ruins of Sunnydale—and all those memories—with a demon who wants desperately to return to her home dimension. But with the loss of magic, her connection is lost. Spike, ever the hero, offers to help this mysterious damsel in distress in her journey to find any remnants of magic that might reconnect her to her world.

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Kelly Cassidy Nov 26, 2012

    I am glad that this story still falls within the full "season" of Buffy. The characterizations were spot on, and I could picture James Marsters actually voicing Spike while reading this issue. This story could not have been told on TV at all, partly due to a Buffy story without the Slayer would not fly but also the special effects for the sentient bugs, their bug space ship, and a succubus going to Easter Island would use up much of their budget. These are stories that definitely belong in comic form " the deviations, the character changes (anyone remember Dawn as both a giant and a centaur from Season 8?)" This could not have been done on TV. Well, it could have been, but then Buffy would only be 12 episodes a season to account for the budgets. I am glad that the show continues on in this form, and this story is definitely complementing the grander scheme that Joss et al have for Season 9. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Nov 25, 2012

    Spike #4 is has a few hiccups that keeps it from being a great as the past few issues. But with the ending coming up, the creative team will no doubt get back on track. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bloody Disgusting - ShadowJayd Nov 23, 2012

    Overall, issue #4 is a vast improvement on the previous 2 installments, especially with Lee on board to draw Spike and Morgan. Their facial expressions are expressive to a hilarious intent in certain panels, and it definitely helps Gischlers script come to life. With Spikes loyal bug minion, Frisky gearing up to take action against Morgan, heres hoping the conclusion to the series will lead to something significant to the "Season 9" arc, and not something anticlimactic. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 25, 2012

    I'd rather this series be cancelled than continued like this. I need major changes by Issue #6. Read Full Review

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