IDW will release a new comic miniseries, Spike: After the Fall, beginning in July. Brian Lynch and Franco Urru, the creative team on Angel: After the Fall (see "IDW San Diego Announcements"), will handle the creative chores on the new four-issue miniseries.
The story for the new Spike miniseries will flow out of "First Night," an upcoming story arc in issues #6 through #8 of Angel: After the Fall. The First Night story arc explores the effects on the Angel cast of the apocalyptic fight in the alley that concluded the TV series. Issue #6 will focus on Spike, Connor, and Lorne; #7 will focus on Wesley and a long-absent character from the Whedonverse; #8 features Gwen, the effect on LA being thrust into hell on the city's denizens, and the tale of Gunn's fate. Issue #9 of After the Fall will ship two weeks after #8 in June, and will pick up on the cliffhanger from the end of issue #5.
New art teams will work on these issues. Issue #6 will feature art by David Messina, Stephen Mooney, and John Byrne; #7 will feature art by Nick Runge with a wraparound cover by Rebecca A. Wrigley and a special variant cover by Mike Oeming; #8 will have art by Fabio Mantovani, Kevyn Schmidt, and Mirco Pierfederici. All three issues will include a framing sequence featuring Betta George, illustrated by Tim Kane. The art team on #9 will be Nick Runge and Art Lyon.
The Spike: After the Fall storyline will take Spike from the events in "First Night" and explore his changing relationship with Illylria in the