Comic Issue
Spike: Into the Light
Original (6)
Publication date July 16, 2014
Pages 72
Creative Team
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Writer(s) James Marsters
Penciller(s) Derlis Santacruz
Editor(s) Scott Allie
Cover artist(s) Steve Morris
Inker(s) Andy Owens
Colorist(s) Dan Jackson
Letterer(s) Richard Starkings & ComiCraft's Jimmy Betancourt

Spike: Into the Light is a graphic novel about Spike, written by actor James Marsters.


Taking a break from Sunnydale, Spike comes to a small California town, low on a funds and food, and runs into his past—hidden under the floorboards of an old store—as well as a patience-trying shambling monster, stolen children, and some trouble with his footwear... And, of course, there's always a girl. How can a vampire catch a break when he's constantly trying to hide the vampire inside?


The graphic novel mentions that the story is set "near the beginning of Season 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer; however, Spike's appearance and behaviour are closer to his character in the fifth season of Angel.



Organizations and Titles




Weapons and Objects

Body Count

Behind the Scenes

  • This is the second comic written by Marsters, after Spike & Dru.
  • Dylan was drawn based on Marsters' wife Jasmine Marsters.

Pop Culture References


Spike - "Once... A long time ago, I was a very bad man. I thought I was protecting myself, but I was only hurting people. Now I've... Woken up, and I'm trying to help people."