Review: Stray Dogs #1
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Tony Fleecs
Artist: Trish Forstner
Colorist: Brad Simpson
Layouts: Tone Rodriguez
Review by: Kendra Hale
You ever know you need something, desperately and in total? That was how I felt seeing the artwork of Stray Dogs. I hadn’t even seen anything about the project, none of the reviews that had been done. Just the cover was all it took and I was sold on it being something I needed to have in my life. Being a fan of stories from the perspective of animals, like Beasts Of Burden or Animal Farm, Stray Dogs was a natural pick.
Let’s dive in.
Something Wicked This Way Runs
Sophie is nervous, jittery, downright scared. After a trip to the vet she finds herself being dropped off in a foreign house with a ton of unknown new dogs to meet. They all are pretty inviting and kind. Rusty takes the lead, introducing Sophie to everyone and giving her a tour of what will be her domicile. But after the second meeting of her new Master, she is given a very familiar scented item, and her world unravels… at least what she remembers of it.
Hitting hard with a Don Bluth-esque style and a mix of horror and heartwarming, this team gives us a great premiere issue. It’s witty, charming, and has a unique concept that draws readers in. Tony Fleecs gives us something unique and is sure to perk up the ears. The team of Trish Forstner and Brad Simpson is unbeatable. They set up beautiful scenes and anxiety-inducing tones as Sophie starts to make her way through this new world.
Speaking of amazing… the Silence Of The Lambs tribute cover hit every single horror fan note for this reader. It has been a minute since I was that gleeful over a cover image that felt like home. Thank you for that fun.
Stray Dogs is sure to be a series that appeals to several fandoms and reach the hearts of fans. It is such an interesting story so far and we are only in the first issue. I look forward to every bit of this story.
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