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Shadow Puppets is a trade paperback collecting all four issues of Spike: Shadow Puppets comic book miniseries. Written by Brian Lynch and illustrated by Franco Urru, it was originally published on March 31, 2008 by IDW Publishing.


Collects the entire Spike: Shadow Puppets miniseries plus bonus materials!

Angel once put a stop to an evil children's show, but not before being turned into a puppet during his fight. Now, fresh out of the Asylum, it's Spike's turn! Writer Brian Lynch and artist Franco Urru, the creative force behind the all-new Angel: After the Fall series, are reunited in this collection that sees Spike and Lorne heading off to Japan to stop the latest Japanese kids' show — Smile Time! Will they become "puppetized" themselves? And along the way, find themselves in a fight with hundreds of ninja-puppets, reuniting with fellow Asylum inmates, and be at extreme odds with one other? We're not telling (but, um, yes)! Featuring a cover gallery by Urru and David Messina and annotations by Lynch![1]



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  • Features cover gallery by Franco Urru and David Messina and annotations by Brian Lynch.


  1. "Spike: Shadow Puppets – Collected Edition". IDW Publishing. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
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