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Buffyverse and Beyond - nmcil12
Dark Horse Angel vs Spike Poll 
5th-Jan-2011 03:12 am

Can't speak for anyone else, but I was very disturbed by Dark Horse putting out this poll right after the last Buffy Season 7 Issue 39. I have posted my comments to Dark Horse - what do you think about the timing of this poll?


01/04/2011 11:18am

Hey, Dark Horse fans! We're kicking off a brand-spanking-new feature this year: Dark Horse Versus! We pit two of our most beloved characters against each other and let you, our delightful fans, vote on who would win!

To start things off we've got a Buffy bloodsucker battle royale: Angel versus Spike! Vote on who YOU think would win and stay tuned for another installment of Dark Horse Versus next month!




comments by nmcil:

Since the character you have created in your Buffy Season 8 is now so utterly changed - maybe you need to qualify which Angel you are speaking of - the killer brute of Buffy Season 8 or the Angel from AtS.

Spike has already proven his fighting skills and ability to win a personal battle with Angel in "Destiny."

My Question to you - is why are you putting out this poll and continuing to agitate the split between some of the fans of this great series. We just had Angel assume the persona of a killer, we just saw Giles killed in the last issue - and now we have this poll about who can win a "Bloodsuckers" battle.

The emotional disconnect from your last issue - Buffy 39 and the callous write up for your poll; pitting these two in the ring as if they were little more than fodder for your sales - personally, I find it offensive.

Call me an old fuddyduddy - but your poll seems like nothing but another marketing move and a crass one at that.

 link for poll:  http://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/210/dark-horse-versus-angel-vs-spike

 

Comments 
5th-Jan-2011 10:55 am (UTC)
Great comment
5th-Jan-2011 12:17 pm (UTC)
I agree. Then again, the whole Season 8 disgusts me.
5th-Jan-2011 12:58 pm (UTC)
I totally agree with your take on this. DH is just trying to stir things up with the hope that it will generate sales for their new series with Angel. I refuse to give them any of my money. I bought the first issue of Buffy and never bought another one. DH's take on BTVS and ATS sours fandom.
5th-Jan-2011 05:08 pm (UTC)
Since the character you have created in your Buffy Season 8 is now so utterly changed - maybe you need to qualify which Angel you are speaking of - the killer brute of Buffy Season 8 or the Angel from AtS.

Spike has already proven his fighting skills and ability to win a personal battle with Angel in "Destiny."


Thanks for the "heads up!" about this latest piece of massive 'absolutely not getting it, but that won't stop us from stomping all over it' piece of insanity from Dark Horse.

I'll avoid this poll like the plague-carrying rodent that it is (and join elisi in her suggestion for an alternative "Torchwood" model for any future Spike vs. Angel shenanigans, if battles there must be).

Edited at 2011-01-05 05:09 pm (UTC)
5th-Jan-2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
I was disgusted when I saw this - and at least I stirred up more negative comments - I wish more people would comment if they have as much of a negative response to this as I did.
11th-Jan-2011 11:27 am (UTC) - re:
Anonymous
really?
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