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Spike: After the Fall, Part Four is the fourth and final issue of the Spike: After the Fall comic book miniseries. Written by Brian Lynch and illustrated by Franco Urru, it was originally published on October 29, 2008 by IDW Publishing.


Poet, vampire, murderer, lover, hero, prisoner, slave... Spike has been called a lot of things. But by the time this fight is over, he'll have one more name: Lord. Or "dust" — maybe we'll just call him dust, considering how things are going. By the time this concluding issue is over, you'll be looking at the events of Angel: After the Fall in a whole new light, courtesy of Brian Lynch and Franco Urru! The Sharp Brothers offer a special variant cover. And ask your retailer how to get the "grind house"-inspired version of their cover, too! 2 regular covers will be shipped in a 1-to-1 ratio.[1]


Spike, Connor, and Illyria continue their battle with Non. In the midst of the battle, Non attempts to feed on Connor, whom she realizes is not human, and on whom she can't feed. After noticing that Noelle the Sadecki demon who controls the flock of demons for Non, Spike tells Illyria to finish her off. During her confrontation with Noelle, she again starts reverting between Fred and Illyria, but finally is able to gather herself and kill the demon.

Realizing his plan worked, Spike goes mano a mano with Non. After taking a beating from Spike, Non begins to uses the last human hostage — Jeremy Johns — to gain some energy back. As Spike asks for her help, Illyria kills the human, allowing Spike to finish off Non. Spike then become Lord of Beverly Hills and tells the other lords to keep out. Later, Spike and Connor met up and begin their crusade of saving the remaining humans in Los Angeles.




Organizations and titles[]




  • Hellmouth (Only mentioned)
  • Los Angeles
    • Beverly Hills


Death count[]

  • Noelle, beheaded by Illyria.
  • Jeremy Johns, punched through by Illyria.
  • Non, beheaded by Spike.
  • Hugh Hefner, staked by Spike.

Behind the scenes[]


Pop culture references[]

  • Maria mentions the television series Charmed (1998–2006).
  • Spike lists surviving a matinee of the musical Starlight Express, debuted in 1984.
  • Non calls Spike "Apollo," the Greek deity of archery, music and dance, truth and prophecy, healing and diseases, the Sun and light, poetry, and more.



Cover artwork[]


  1. "AUG084136 SPIKE AFTER THE FALL #4 (OF 4)." Previews World. Retrieved on January 27, 2020.