There is a panel in the abominable Issue 34 that appears to show Spike, together with Buffy, and it’s labelled ‘soon’. People are assuming that this means Spike will be appearing in a forthcoming issue; some are looking forward to this, others are dreading it. It occurs to me, however, that they may be making a false assumption. Remember this comic is drawn by Georges Jeanty, the worst artist the Western world has seen since before the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453, and just because it looks like Spike it doesn’t mean that it actually is Spike. It could be meant to be Gordon Brown, or Tiger Woods, or Nelson Mandela.