|This article is about the trade paperback. For the mini-series, see Spike: A Dark Place.|
"A Hard Place" was a trade paperback collecting all five issues of the Spike: A Dark Place comic book series.
Fresh from his latest attempt to get Buffy to act on her feelings for him, Spike, the once-terrifying vampire Big Bad, has fled to the dark side of the moon. His soul-searching trip leads him to a group of dangerous demons and a rude awakening from his reverie, which in turn leads him on an unexpected adventure to... Sunnydale! Working in an appearance by the main villains from Angel & Faith and a romantic liaison with a succubus, Victor Gischler (Deadpool, Punisher) brings Spike's character to vivid life, presenting this vampire who chose to have a soul with the hard truth about himself and his pursuit of the Slayer.
- "A Dark Place, Part One"
- "A Dark Place, Part Two"
- "A Dark Place, Part Three"
- "A Dark Place, Part Four"
- "A Dark Place, Part Five"