Spike: Shadow Puppets

  • Title: Spike: Shadow Puppets
  • Author: Brian Lynch
  • ISBN: 9781600101120
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Paperback
  • Spike Shadow Puppets 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 This collection sees Spike and Lorne headin
    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 This collection sees Spike and Lorne heading off to Japan to stop the latest Japanese kids show Smile Time Will they become puppetized themselves

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      Published :2019-06-13T23:57:43+00:00

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    1. Brian Michael Lynch is an American film and comic book writer.


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    1. Spike and Lorne travel to Japan to take on the demonic puppets from Smile Time. What they don't image is that there will be some familiar puppet faces against themSpike is quite happy being alone fighting evil when Lorne drops by with a case for him that will take them to Japan and face evil puppets, but of course everyhting goes awfully wrongThe puppet enemies have turned them intopuppetsAnd now puppet Spike and puppet Lorne has to stop the evil puppets or they will suck the children in the wor [...]

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    2. All you really need to know about this volume is that Spike goes to Japan and gets to experience the joy of being a wee little puppet man just like Angel. I think that's karma.Besides the hilarity of puppet shenanigans, there's tons of meta references to make you chuckle.And sometimes it's the little details. Look at this adorable little Angel doll in the background at Spike's place.

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    3. This was pretty funny. Not sure how Spike can bite with fabric puppet teeth, but still funny.

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    4. This volume comes after Spike: Asylum which I haven't read yet. Though there was some back story to some characters new to me, it still read fine as a standalone.I really enjoyed reading a tale from Spike's point of view, and this one is pretty light-hearted. Puppets, woo! If you enjoyed the Angel episode, "Smile Time," you should get a kick out of this book.

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    5. Shortest review ever for me:Ninja puppets!!!'Nuff said. :D

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    6. Spike and the gang as puppets? Come on now what's not to love?

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    7. I like Spike. And he's great as a puppet. As well as Lorne. Green puppets are almost as cute as vampire puppets.

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    8. I really enjoyed this story. The episode of Angel where he fights Smile Time is one of my favorites. So, a Spike version is better IMO.

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    9. A quite funny adventure of Spike and Lorne puppets! Telepathic fish Ben and a few more friends join them, and in the climactic battles quite a lot of old friends (and frenemies) show up as puppets too Spike and Lorne together never disappoint!

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    10. Spike is turned into a puppet, like Angel once did, with hilarious results.Very enjoyable, with the usual snarky Spike humor that I find I've missed terribly.

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    11. Buffyverse and Muppets: two of my favorite things together in one action-packed Spike series! Anyone who has seen the Angel series episode Smile Time can remember the demonic children's show that turned the broodiest vampire with a soul into a wee little puppet man. Now Smile Time is back on the air, this time in Japan. Spike is recruited to save the day and backing him are Betta George, Beck, Lorne and a new character, a ninja named Tok.Shadow Puppets has everything that is great about the Buff [...]

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    12. So I re-watched the original Smile Time episode of Angel before reading this and, well, I didn't think it was that good. At the time, I think I just got a kick out of seeing puppet Angel but, taken out of context, I thought the writing, acting and direction were all pretty poor. Seemed like just a gimmick. I was surprised to find that it was so close to the end of the series. In any case, I also didn't really care for this follow-up comic. It essentially copied the original and brought back a wh [...]

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    13. Way better than Spike: Asylum (which was still pretty darn good). If you like the Smile Time episode of Angel, or the show in general, or Spike, you'll want to be reading this.I do have to say, though--I don't get why Betta George was added to the mix--he seems like a bit of a useless character. Oh, and the spelling mistakes are a little annoying. I'd take half a star off for those, if I could.

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    14. LOLROTF!!!If you thought "Smile Time" episode from Angel TV Series is funny, this book waaaay much funnier! Spike as a puppet much cuter than Angel, and he doesn't lose his sense of humor!As printed in the last page of the book, moral of the story is:Puppets should probably not pick fights with vampires. It seriously never works out for them!

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    15. Buffy-fans, you absolutely cannot miss this one. Not only is the general concept of our favorite vampire turned into a "wee little puppet man" hilarious, this is also a really good story. Very fun, very entertaining.

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    16. It gets 4 stars only because occasionally I disliked the artwork. But honestly? This graphic novel had me laughing so hard I think I had tears in my eyes. I will forever now think of vamps as sucking on lemons. And Lorne as Kermit the Frog. Lovely.

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    17. I think the best part of this is the writer's commentary, in which Lynch reveals all the in-jokes and references to the Buffyverse. Let-me-tell-you-what-I-was-thinking-and-how-it-connects-with-my-life commentary is always so inviting, like I can now say that I know him personally.

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    18. First, this book is really funny if you've seen enough Angel and Buffy to understand all the side jokes. On the other hand, at times it gets a little too silly. Lovely art and coloring -- that's one of my favorite things about Buffy/Angel comics.

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    19. Smile Time was one of the great Angel episodes, and Spike's turn at taking down that particular big-bad has everything that was fun about the original - just with Spike-snark in place of Angel-brooding.

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    20. Was a fun one. Guess I need to read Spike:Asylum as well to get all the references/character origins, though.

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    21. Having the wit and odd complexity of the souled vampire Spike work in comic book form is a challenge, but that was met.

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    22. This was a silly fun story, featuring a return of the Smile Time puppets; this time in Japan. For whatever reason, I didn't find the self-referential humor as enjoyable as I did in the Angel episode.

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    23. Well, that was about as bad as I was hoping it wouldn't be. But then, I didn't like the puppet episode much, either. Or was it Angel that I didn't like, again? Hmm.

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    24. This has some laugh out loud moments. Think Spike taking on the Smile Time demons with Lorne. Lots of puppet fun, some nice injokes about firefly and other characters. A nice light hearted read

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    25. Would be a 3 star novel if not for the last chapter, which is just so brilliantly bonkers, and a great fourth wall breaking nod to fans of the Buffyverse.

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    26. Wow. Should someone look at all the books I have on my list, I'd imagine that they'd assume I'm 5. My buddy wrote this, too. FUN stuff.

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    27. I loved the fact that the creatures from the Buffy episode "Hush" appeared at the end in the one block. That was good. Little puppets Lorne and Spike were adorable and were so funny.

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    28. Fun, odd comic loaded with Buffy and Angel in-jokes. If you haven't seen those, expect to be a little lost. Great dialoge and the writer's nites at the end are the best part.

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