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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.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

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]

Summary[edit | edit source]

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.

Continuity[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Individuals[edit | edit source]

Organizations and titles[edit | edit source]

Species[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

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

Weapons and objects[edit | edit source]

Death count[edit | edit source]

  • 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 scenes[edit | edit source]

Production[edit | edit source]

Distribution[edit | edit source]

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

Collections[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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