** 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 08/22/2012 **
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike #1 is surprisingly light-hearted and joke-ridden. Full of boozing diatribes yes, but also full of puns and good cheer as Spike and the bugs both try and get his mind off of Buffy. Spike thinks and speaks a lot. Lot more text than in Buffy or Angel & Faith, not sure if this is a writer’s preference or just geared toward Spike’s inner musings this issue.
Very nice art, and a fun nod to classic science fiction. Loved the Jenny Frison cover art, I would actually use the term sexy to describe it, it’s that freaking good.
As always issue one leaves you ready for issue two and I look forward to reading it! –N