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July 26 2006

IDW releases solicitation info for titles to be published in October '06. Including Angel: Masks (which was previously announced here) and Spike: Asylum #2.

Written and art by various,, covers by Jeremy Geddes and Zach Howard.
It's All Hallow's Eve, and what better group to spend it with than Angel and his associates? In this Halloween-themed annual featuring four special stories, everyone wears a mask of one kind or another... including Angel Puppet, out on a "Mystery Date," courtesy of Jeff Mariotte and Stephen Mooney, Illyria in "Unacceptable Losses," by Scott Tipton and David Messina, Cordelia in "Foreshadowing" by Christopher Golden and Steph Stamb, and Lenny in "Pencils and Paperclips," by James Patrick and Sean Murphy. The entire package is masked in a special painted "Angel Puppet" cover by artist Jeremy Geddes, with an available variant puppet cover from Zach Howard, too.
48 pages, $7.49.
Cover A
Cover B

Written by Brian Lynch, art by Franco Urru, covers by Urru and Busch.
An innocent girl is trapped in a high-security prison for the supernatural. Spike has checked himself in to get her back. But before Spike can even find her, he has to survive his first day. Vampires, werewolf gangs, vengeance demons, invisible men, giant eight-foot slugs... every prisoner wants to be the one who does him in. What began as a rescue mission is now quickly escalating into a battle for self-preservation in Spike's latest adventure.
32 pages, $3.99.
Cover A
Cover B

I'm so looking forward to getting these.

These cover artworks look great, especially the first Spike and pupet Angel covers, both of which look simply superb!
They both look great (i'm tempted to get both covers for each book, something I almost never do).

I love that variant Spike: Asylum #2 cover. It's 'The Usual Suspects' poster right down to the vamp on the end holding his arm just as Kevin Spacey does with Spike in the 'good guy' Gabriel Byrne position. Brilliant ;).

(err, actually, thinking about it, I hope that isn't a spoiler ;)
I'm with you, Saje. I think, for the first time, I'll have to buy both covers of Spike: Asylum #2. Though, when I get to the comic bookstore will determine whether or not I am able to do so, since when I get there late there often is only one choice. Oh, and the ever restrictive budget also has a say in how much/little I can purchase right now.

One thing is bugging me, who is this Lenny that has his own story in the Halloween issue? Is it a typo and really should be Lindsey? Anyone know? Or will my bucket be taken away because I'm too dim to recognize who he is and don't deserve to play here on the Whedonesque beach with all you smart, witty folks?

Really looking forward to these books. Plus, Spike vs. Dracula #4 is out today. Spike. Italy. I'm there.
Some of those covers are giving me a lightly Tim Bradsheet-ish vibe. Not a bad thing/
One thing is bugging me, who is this Lenny that has his own story in the Halloween issue? Is it a typo and really should be Lindsey? Anyone know?

Guessing that the guy on this page is our 'Lenny' (since Sean Murphy is the one writing "Pencils and Paperclips" starring Lenny), and he doesn't look to me like Lindsay. I'm thinkin Lenny's an original character.
Thank you, Paxomen.

Anyone else read Spike vs. Dracula #4 yet? Did you think that the statues on the Count's estate

I liked the "sun effulgent" pun. Nice callback to Fool for Love and Lies My Parents Told Me. I enjoyed the story but found the art distracting. I hope that the next book doesn't have two different artists (though I understand why this had to happen for this book). Maybe someone else other than Mike Ratera? His style isn't clicking for me.
Unless it's Lenny from War Zone....?

Doubt it though.

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