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Experience Spike’s adventures After the Fall in this continuation of the best-selling Angel series from IDW, in stores this month.

Vampire, poet, murderer, lover, hero, or soulless fiend– William The Bloody, Spike to his “friends,” has been called many things over the centuries. And now that L.A. has fallen into Hell, he may earn one more – Lord. Or possibly “dust.” It all depends on how things turn out in his immediate future… which isn’t looking too good in a city overrun by every kind of demon, monster or horrifyingly tentacled “thing” imaginable. Including Illyria, who seems to be having a serious identity problem.  One minute she’s happily tearing down buildings or punching something sticky, the next she’s Fred, vulnerable and confused.

spikeLG.jpgReluctantly, Spike becomes the leader of a ragged band of survivors and tries to figure out what’s up with his platonic (and blue) girl friend. Unfortunately, a nasty cadre of hellish imports want to take over Spike’s turf, and at least one of them has a bad habit of literally sucking the life out of her victims.

Yet when Spike becomes a prisoner and a plaything for this band of beastly babes, it may take more than Illyria’s otherworldly power to save him. But Spike never goes down without a fight… not even when the odds are stacked against him. That’s usually when he does some heroic… or incredibly stupid.

Spike: After the Fall is written by fan favorite writer Brian Lynch (Spike: Asylum), over seen by creator Joss Whedon (Buffy, Angel) and compellingly illustrated by Franco Urru.

Originally published as Spike: After the Fall Issues #1-4, this handsomely designed hardcover edition collects the entire story arc and presents an Art Gallery with exclusive alternative covers by Franco Urru and The Sharp Bros.

Spike: After the Fall HC * FC * $21.99 * 978-1-60010-368-1

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. As a leader in the horror, action, and sci-fi genres, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry including: television’s #1 prime time series CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Paramount’s Star Trek; Fox’s Angel; Hasbro’s The Transformers, and the BBC’s Doctor Who. 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.  In April 2008, IDW released Michael Recycle, the first title from its new children’s book imprint, Worthwhile Books. More information about the company can be found at


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