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Previewing a Double Shot of IDW’S Spike Comics

Sunday 22 January 2006, by Webmaster

IDW has provided Newsarama with a double-shot of Spike. That is, previews of both its upcoming Spike projects, Spike: Old Wounds and Spike vs. Dracula #1 (of 5). Both issues are due in comic shops in February.

First up, Old Wounds by Scott Tipton and Ferdando Goni. The solicitation for the special reads:

Is Spike’s past coming back to haunt him? When a retired L.A. detective accuses Spike of a decades-old murder, the former William the Bloody finds himself on the run and forced to try to solve the most infamous unsolved crime in Los Angeles history. Where will he turn for help? What was Spike up to in 1947? And what do those monster-slaying luchadores Los Hermanos Numeros have to do with it? It’s all-out action in the City of Angels! Written by Scott Tipton (Doomed) with art by Fernando Goni (Spike: Old Times). 48 pages.

And next, Spike vs. Dracula #1 by Peter David and Joe Corroney. The solicitation reads:

Presenting the first chapter of a five-part Spike saga spanning centuries! A hundred and twenty years ago, a tribe of gypsies inflicted a terrible curse upon the vampire known as Angelus... a curse that brought a terrible vengeance upon the tribe in the form of Angelus’s family: Darla, Drusilla, and most notably, William the Bloody, a.k.a. "Spike." But the gypsy clan has a dark and powerful supporter: Count Dracula. Outraged over the slaughter of the gypsies, Dracula seeks revenge upon the three vampires... and thus begins a rivalry between Spike and Dracula that will cover decades. A rivalry steeped in blood... honor... and eleven quid. Corroney will also provide covers for all five issues, as will variant cover artists Zach Howard, Sean Murphy, and Eric Wight.