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Discussion of Angel & Spike #10 - Released 3/25/20 (Boom! Studios)

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Spike and his, uh, Team Spike of Fred, Gunn & their new ally Lorne race against the clock to find a supernatural artifact before Wolfram & Hart. But if they're going to save the day, Team Spike is going to have find a way not to kill each other first. AND WHAT HAPPENED TO ANGEL?

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Really enjoyed this issue. The first few pages were all fight scene, but pretty well done. Surprisingly it got better when the dialogue kicked in. Spike got all the best lines, he was good when poking fun at Angel and trying to give him a pep talk. Kate was also written well and I liked her jibes about kids, millennials and the woke. The characters are far more interesting than the story so far, though we still don't really know who the baddie is or what he wants.

So much better than the Buffy comic I'm sad to say.
 

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Angel + Spike #10 (REVIEW)

ANGEL + SPIKE #10 (REVIEW)
By B Ferg
March 24, 2020

Angel + Spike #10
BOOM Comics

Created by: Joss Whedon
Written by: Bryan Edward Hill
Illustrated by: Gleb Melnikov
Colored by: Roman Titov
Lettered by: Ed Dukeshire

It really is starting to feel like this is Team Spike. Not that its upsetting to me, more along the lines of a surprise change of pace. While Angel is showcased in the action sequences, it is Spike who has the best dialogue of the issue.
The issue picks up where the last left off. Angel is facing off the unknown entity who has been sent to deal with Detective Lockley. Melnikov does a superb job capturing this sequence. From the subtle changes in Angel’s face when he vamps out to the battle itself the artwork made this section stand out.
Much of the issue deals with the aftermath of this encounter. Angel, sulking already from the Hellmoth now has this loss weighing him down. It turns to Spike to be both the humor and the inspiration of the issue. Hill does a great job writing Spike. He captures the arrogance, annoyance yet still managing to highlight the empathy of the character. Both Gunn and Fred have already bought in to his style so who knows this may end up as Team Spike.
I enjoyed this issue because of the continued emphasis on Spike as a much deeper character. This issue shows less of the angry pitiful individual and instead someone who has accepted who they are. Taking into account all that has happened to them and all they have done to others. Used to be Angel’s thing, thankfully we have the addition of Spike for that now.

8.6/10

I pretty much agree with this review, it did feel very much like Team Spike and he does get all the best dialogue.
 

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I was really enjoying the Angel series before Hellmouth and this is really disheartening for me. I hated Spuffy, I hate that Spike just became Angel 2.0 and a lot of people think he’s better than Angel, and it kind of sucks that he’s taking over Angel’s solo comic already.
 

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I was really enjoying the Angel series before Hellmouth and this is really disheartening for me. I hated Spuffy, I hate that Spike just became Angel 2.0 and a lot of people think he’s better than Angel, and it kind of sucks that he’s taking over Angel’s solo comic already.
And the alternate cover from Melnikov has Spike not so subtly look like John Constantine.... which I'd be perfectly fine with instead of the shorter leather look designated for him.
 
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