Allie also promised us that Spike and Buffy would be treated with respect and I guess they are, in a sense. The really surprising thing is that we get more detail on the Spike/Buffy relationship than we expected. They actually get a chance to talk about their relationship and how they really feel now that Buffy finds out he's still undead.
Also there's a new artist on the comic. Thanks to Dark Horse for hiring Anne-Lise and Fox to add detail and realism to the artwork.