The first Spike comics were published by Dark Horse Comics in 1999 under the Spike & Dru title. When IDW Publishing got the Angel license in 2005, they started putting out Spike titles of their own, some of which are canon. In 2011, the license moved back to Dark Horse Comics and in 2012 they published their first new Spike comic.
IDW's Spike comic books used a logo based on the Angel typeface. Dark Horse created a new logo for the character when they took over the exclusive rights to Spike comic books.