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Plush is the second issue of the Spike: Shadow Puppets comic book miniseries. Written by Brian Lynch and illustrated by Franco Urru, it was originally published on July 18, 2007 by IDW Publishing.


The evil puppets of Smile Time are back and taking over Japan and Spike is going to bring them down. All that stands in his way are thousands of puppet ninjas. Fists will fly, cotton will spill. But Smile Time isn't going down that easy… and by the end of the issue, Spike's going to have more in common with the evil puppets than he thought possible. That's right, Spike goes through the big change, courtesy of the Spike: Asylum team of Brian Lynch and Franco Urru![1]


After being rescued from hundreds of demonic puppet ninja's by Tok Shinobu and Beck, Spike decides that a full frontal assault on the Smile Time studios would be the best way of destroying Smile Time Japan. After running into the Nest Egg, however, Spike and Lorne are turned into puppets.




Organizations and titlesEdit



  • Tokyo, Japan
    • Tok Shinobu's residence
    • The Felt Forum
  • Primm, USA (Only in flashbacks)

Weapons and objectsEdit

Death countEdit

  • Several demonic puppet ninjas, killed in various ways by Spike and Tok.
  • Hundreds of demonic puppet ninjas, set ablaze by Beck.
  • Trots, decapitated by an unknown demonic puppet assassin.

Behind the scenesEdit



  • Plush was the 206th best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 7,071 sales in July 2007 at comic specialty stores.[2]



  1. "Spike: Shadow Puppets #2". IDW Publishing. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  2. "Top 300 Comics--July 2007". ICv2, August 20, 2007.
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