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June 16 2006

IDW releases solicitation info for titles to be published in September '06. Include already announced "Spike: Asylum #1", also the TPB for "Spike Vs. Dracula", and this month's "Angel Scriptbook #7" will cover the classic Season 5 episode "Smile Time"

Written by Brian Lynch, art by Franco Urru, covers by Urru and Pace.
When the Monahan Family asks Spike to find their daughter Ruby, he accepts. After all, it's a chance to be a hero and more importantly, earn a hefty fee. The problem? Ruby's a half-demon and has been checked into the Mosaic Wellness Center, a rehab facility for vampires, demons, and other creatures of the night. The solution -- Spike checks himself in as a patient. But there's another, slightly bigger problem -- the hundreds of super-powered, supernatural patients at Mosaic know Spike, and want him dead. If the therapy doesn't kill him, the other patients will... beginning Spike's latest adventure.
32 pages, $3.99.
Cover 1
Cover 2

Written by Peter David, art by Corroney, Ratera and Howard.
Presenting an incredible 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' 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.
120 pages, $19.99.

Written by Bed Edlund and Joss Whedon, art and cover by Jeff Johnson.
Continuing with monthly illustrated scriptbooks based on the very best Angel episodes pulled from its five-season run. This seventh script offered in this series was selected by series creator Joss Whedon as one of his favorites and is from the fifth-season episode "Smile Time," written by Ben Edlund and Whedon. Issue #7 features two covers: a photo cover and a cover featuring art by Jeff Johnson.
48 pages, black and white, $3.99.

I've said it before but I think it's worth repeating, Spike Asylum looks cool and I shall definitely be buying it.
I've never said it yet, but I am saying it now, I really appreciate that, derf. Hope you dig it!

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