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?
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