A good side story into the world of Spike during season nine. It introduces us to the fact that yes, Spike is back and he's not going anywhere! After showing up again in Season Eight, I knew there was more to the Spike story, characters never come back to the Buffyverse just for one issue/episode. However, I did not think that the reader needed a whole issue to tell us what Spike had been up to and what is plans were next. We could have waited for Spike Season Nine Issue One. While I enjoyed the story and it was a nice fun read, I just thought it was not completely necessary.