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Spike, Volume 1: Alone Together Now (Angel: After the Fall)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  208 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
It's Vegas, baby! Spike heads out to the City of Sin for a bachelor party, taking Betta George and pyrokinetic "hot" girl Beck along for the ride. But between a giant demon Elvis, a run in with an old flame, and the appearance of a certain witch, this is Spike as you've never seen him before!
Hardcover, 104 pages
Published May 10th 2011 by IDW Publishing (first published July 16th 2008)
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Stephanie Krause
Much like many of the other post-TV Angel series stuff from IDW, the story and the little details are great, but the flow of the book and the way the panels are set up often make this one more difficult to follow. Rawr. I'm so glad that everyone is back in the Dark Horse universe together... But I am liking the lead up to Spike's appearance in Season 8 (and excited enough for Willow's impending Book-2 cameo) enough to finish out this series before continuing to enjoy "Buffy S.9" and "Angel & ...more
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ah this entry was quite good. So far, the whole season has either been spot-on fantastic or mediocre on all levels. Fortunately, this one was a keeper. It started out with Spike being a wanker like usual, but the speed with which things started happening started moving my blood. Some of it even staying in my body, which is more than could be said about those poor wolfram & hart guys. Hooray for the last hurrah.
Mar 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
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I think I've screwed myself not having read Angel: After the Fall. Characters I have never seen make the whole thing a bit confusing. Add to that a rather disjointed plotline and it's a bit of a mess. I previously read Spike: After the Fall and had the same issue with it. I don't think I'll be reading another Spike series by this group.
Sep 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
Story: mediocre.
Art: pretty shoddy.
harlequin {Stephanie}

Spike is all kinds of awesome. Story is a bit blah. AND WHY IS THIS NOT WRITTEN BY JOSS WHEDON??

The twilight jabs are priceless!
Jenny Lynn
Aug 23, 2017 rated it liked it
the artwork got a bit wonky in the middle and the storyline wandered around a bit but not too shabby all in all
Jul 05, 2011 rated it liked it
This mini-series bridges the gap between After the Fall and Buffy Season 8, and since Spike shows up in Season 8 in an absurd way, I was pretty excited to read these.

This volume covers the first four issues of the Spike mini-series. So far, I'm a bit disappointed. The story seems to have potential but feels disjointed. The leaps of logic that the characters take don't quite seem to follow from the things that are happening. Also (and I've noticed this in all the Buffyverse comics, not just this
Online Eccentric Librarian
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I greatly enjoyed this graphic novel set in the Buffy-verse. The author truly nailed the Spike character - it really felt like watching a true piece of the series. Instead of canny dialogue that can feel forced and trying to hard to be like Spike (as I've seen in other Buffy graphic novels), this really hits a great note. I also really liked the additional characters (a pyromaniac sex pot and telepathic fish!). They also
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
this was excellent, i thought. Spike and Dru are both well written, and it's nicely played, as Spike claims a starring role for himself that turns out to be a lot more bleeding responsibility than he imagined. Dru is also well-done, which doesn't happen often. set in between IDW's A6 and Dark Horse's B8, canonical, and intended as a free-standing series bridging the two seasons, this series is now more or less in limbo, i guess, what with the licence reverting to Dark Horse, who have now greenli ...more
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a nice, quick entry into Spike's world post Buffy. The story's good, but having only read issue 1 of Angel: After The Fall, I think I've missed a lot! :/ The artwork's good, but could've been done better & I like the wording. However the word "Math" kept standing out like a sore thumb {Spike's English & so should/Would say "Maths"!} & I didn't dig the dig at Charmed-As I'm a big fan of it! :P
Those nitpicks aside, I really enjoyed hearing from Spike & it's a shame I've onl
Ok, so, considering how much I violently disliked Bill Willingham's underwhelming run on IDWs Angel comics, my expectations were REALLY REALLY low for this Spike series. But it was an enjoyable read for fans of the snarky bleach blonde boy. Granted, this all feels like set up for Vol 2 so if that one sucks this one will just seem disappointing in comparison, but it was worth my time to read it.
May 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spike as a leader, kind of strange, but Spike is one of my favorite characters from the Buffyverse so I love reading a continuance of his story.
Dec 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: pop-culture
Fun stuff. Always good to see what Spike's been up to. LOVED the Twilight reference. Laughed so hard. Didn't care for the way Dru was drawn. It only looked like her on the cover.
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Angel: After the Fall (9 books)
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