I found the treatment for both these characters very peculiar - so much contrast between the first encounter and the last panel. The Buffy ala Bitch is particularly interesting. After all this time and never having seen Spike since her death sacrfice for her and the world, Spike greatest heroic/champion event, and after all their journey together, it is, IMO, such an incongruous encounter between these two.
What are your thoughts on the Buffy & Spike reunion? and how do you think it relates to the treatment very contrasting treatment of Buffy & Angel/Twangel?
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Hope so, honey! :)I agree about the contrast. I am convinced we are not seeing the real Buffy here, but a Buffy whose feelings towards Angel have been hugely amplified, at the expense of her feelings towards all the others she would normally care about (and in particular Spike, to achieve said contrast). Somewhere in the next few issues we will see her true reaction to Angel and Spike both, I'm certain.
The intro to issue #36 calls Spike a "former vampire." Is he not a vampire anymore?
Anyone have any further info on this? Spike is in the daylight when he is on the outside of the ship.