This article is about the issue. For the collection, see Stranger Things (HC).


Stranger Things is the eighth and final issue of Spike comic book series. Written by Brian Lynch and illustrated by Franco Urru, it was originally published on May 4, 2011 by IDW Publishing.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

IDW's last Spike issue! Tears! Terror! Will Spike be able to put his demons to rest (figuratively and literally), or will this final challenge be "the end" of our favorite vampire, poet, lover, and friend? Hint: It won't.[1]

Continuity[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Individuals[edit | edit source]

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Weapons and objects[edit | edit source]

Death count[edit | edit source]

  • Unknown number of bugs, including KLKK RKKKK FKKKT, killed by Wolfram & Hart operatives.
  • Unknown number of Wolfram & Hart operatives, killed by one of the Senior Partners.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Production[edit | edit source]

  • Clifton finds three dinosaur toys on the ship's dashboard, this disposition likely reference to a scene from the debut episode of Joss Whedon's Firefly (2002) television series.

Distribution[edit | edit source]

  • Stranger Things was the 186th best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 7,652 sales in May 2011 at comic specialty stores.[2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Spike #8 (of 8)". IDW Publishing. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  2. "Top 300 Comics Actual--May 2011". ICv2, June 13, 2011.
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