IDW ANNOUNCES FIRST ONGOING SPIKE SERIES
Wednesday, Aug 11th, 2010
All-new series begins in October
San Diego, CA (Aug 11, 2010) – IDW Publishing is proud to announce Spike, an all-new monthly series featuring the soulful vampire out on his own and in charge of his destiny. Setting off in October, fan-favorite Angel team Brian Lynch and Franco Urru are back with a whole new adventure, which encompasses Spike’s strange appearance in Buffy #35!
Spike’s first solo series will be his biggest adventure yet, jam packed with battles, action and romance, and explain how he ended up covered in bugs in Buffy. Spike will feature appearances by Angel, Illyria, plus a special guest appearance by Willow! And what vampire adventure would be complete without a villain? This time, a familiar face from the past will arrive, looking to destroy Spike’s future.
“With Brian and Franco back on Spike we're going to see some incredibly important leaps for the character,” said editor Mariah Huehner. “Brian's outline for this series actually shocked me, in a really good way, with where he wants to take the character. It's ambitious, important, and truly epic.”
This page-turning series will also include guests Tok, Beck, and Betta George from IDW’s Spike: Asylum miniseries. Now that he’s away from Angel’s watchful eye, will Spike be ready to take on his own path?
“I think fans will be incredibly proud of Spike in this series. Plus, Willow shows up and there's a great tie-in to some of what's going on in Buffy Season 8. Readers shouldn't miss this," added Huehner.
Spike #1 (of 8, $3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in-stores in October. Diamond order code AUG10.
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About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro's The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount's Star Trek; Fox's Angel; the BBC's Doctor Who; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for EA Comics and ComicMix.
IDW's original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.