Thursday, June 6, 2013

SPIKE: A Dark Place

Catch up with Spike before Buffy season 9 ends.  You'll want to know all the whatnot before season 10 starts, right?



Kaz said...

I bought this on Wednesday made my way to a shady arbour to read. I had my issues about this comic when I was reading it month by month, but reading it in one go was a pleasure and it all kind of clicked with the exception of one line ! You nailed Spike's dialogue and inner monologues very well and I'm so pleased you will be involved in Season 10. I think you write the best Spike since the extremely talented, Mr Brian Lynch, whose 'Spike-Asylum' Comic was so incredible.

The one line I didn't like ? "Fact is, I might sort of even miss those bugs"
Thought that was too cold, much too cold. They'd died for him, given him a home and a family. Spike was alone with his thoughts, it wouldn't have hurt him to aknowledge them a bit more, or to aknowledge that Seb had been a true friend. I believe he cared alot about them in his own gruff way, he sang lullabies to the grubs etc in Jane's webcomic, so I didn't get the lack of some emotion.
Anyway, I enjoyed 'A Dark Place' very much, and look forward to reading what you write for Season 10.
All the best.

Victor Gischler said...

Thanks for reading, Kaz.

I didn't mean for that line to sound cold. After treating the bugs kind of roughly, I wanted Spike to reluctantly admit to himself that he would miss them and they were important to him. But it had to be a bit reluctant. Not like Spike Spike to get all weepy.

I'll nail it next time!

Kaz said...

Thanks.It helps to know that the bugs were important to Spike - perhaps because the bugs became important to me as a reader, funny, wise and loyal to a fault, Seb and Frisky were in a sense, almost co-stars ! I'll miss them. Spike's treatment of them made him unlikeable at times and if the story had ended, as I thought, with him not thinking very much of them that would have affected what I thought of him.
Anyway, thanks for the explanation. If it helps, I often seem to have problems interpreting lines in comics, even if the artwork is stellar, which it is here. When you are used to James Marsters acting and all the different emotions he can convey, you don't have to think much about what something can mean.