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Doppelgangbang is the fourth and final issue of the Spike: Shadow Puppets comic book miniseries. Written by Brian Lynch and illustrated by Franco Urru, it was originally published on October 3, 2007 by IDW Publishing.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

He's been kicked, beaten, stabbed, blown up, and worst of all, turned into a puppet. Now Spike has to battle Smile Time for the fate of every child in Japan! But Smile Time has one more trick up their adorable, murderous felt-covered sleeves — puppet versions of ALL of Spike's friends and foes! It's a battle royale, puppet-style, courtesy of the Spike: Asylum team of Brian Lynch and Franco Urru! David Messina provides a variant cover, and Sean Galloway offers up a puppet-laden incentive cover, too![1]

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Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Los Angeles, USA
    • Spike's secret apartment
  • Matsumoto, Japan (Only in flashbacks)
    • Shinobu residence (Only in flashbacks)
  • Primm, USA (Only mentioned)
  • Tokyo, Japan
    • Tokyo University Park

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  • Doppelgangbang was the 223rd best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 6,980 sales in October 2007 at comic specialty stores.[2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Spike: Shadow Puppets #4". IDW Publishing. Retrieved April 2, 2020.
  2. "Top 300 Comics--October 2007". ICv2, November 17, 2007.
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