This issue is a variant of Spike: Old Wounds (IDW Publishing, 2006 series) #[nn] [Cover A].
Spike created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt.
Special thanks to Debbie Olshan at Fox Worldwide Publishing for her invaluable assistance.
This story is set firmly in the storyline of Angel Season 5. It would have occured between episodes titled "The Cautionary Tale Of Numero Cinco" and "The Hole In The World".