10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
This is a very large volume of Spike graphic novels, which is most notable for containing the two cult classics Asylum and Shadow Puppets - both of which are now considered official cannon episodes of the Angel universe - but also contains four other stories that link in to various characters and stories from the Buffy / Angel TV series. One of these four stories is in fact five stories in itself - all concerning Spike's various run ins with the hilariously self-important Wheedon take on Dracula. Not only do they fill in some of the missing time periods in Spike's long life, only glimpsed at before, but they are incredibly funny and Spike's distinctive dialogue and attitude are spot on - it's what makes him such an incredibly apt character for the transition to graphic novels. Asylum is where Spike really starts to hit his stride though, and it's no surprise you can't get the originals now for love nor money.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 25 April 2011
My wife is a nerd.
She loves Buffy, Angel, Star Trek, Stargate and who knows how many other shows.
I bought her this collection for her as part of her Christmas Presents and she has told me that it is brilliant.
Apparently it has some great funny stories and loads of Spike's history which made his character in the shows more intersting too.
Beyond that though, I can only say that, from my point of view, it was beautifully drawn and coloured and looked very pretty lol