** The following review while careful not to reveal any actual spoilers from this issue, it does tease the reader with hints as well as spoilers from issues past. Please feel free to purchase this issue on 09/19/2012 **
Two awesome covers, a very dashing Spike for you ladies and gents on that Steve Morris variant.
Very humanizing issue for Spike. When Spike gives himself over to love he tends to loose himself fully in it, as is only natural for a poet. As a character Spike has been defined often by his romances and ability to love even when without his soul, despite his inability to love purely during those times. Now that Spike is solo once more, only this time with a soul, he is finally in a place to begin developing what that might mean for him as a person. I find this a very good plot approach for a character like Spike and look forward to seeing where this journey takes him.
Spike continues to have quite the amount of lines in narrative and dialogue. Also the art is impeccably badass this issue, both in making Spike out to be one chill mother, as well as introducing a fiercely lovely new leading lady.
Where will these two go from here? Only time can tell, but I am definitely looking forward to finding out more next issue. -N