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‘Stray Dogs #3:’ Advance Comic Book Review

Writers Fleecs and Forstner are taking their time, every issue slowly upping the stakes for our lovable piecemeal dog family that has been taken in by a serial killer after he murdered their female owners. Yikes! The genuine originality of this idea is only bested by the execution of it.

The tiny pooch at the center of all of this is Sophie, the kind of dog that would shiver at a gust of wind, yet she’s determined to get the rest of the dogs on her side, to understand the danger they’re in. The problem is, as lovable as dogs are, they aren’t always that smart. The irony being, if they did nothing at all, the dogs would probably be fine, but because dogs actually love their owners, there’s an earnest need to do something. My favorite dog so far got some focus in this issue, a Dalmatian named Victor.

Fleecs is doing a great job in giving each dog a wonderfully distinct personality, and Forstner’s artwork is so effective. The fact that it’s reminiscent of Don Bluth’s style of artistry combined with what is essentially a horror story gives this series a really wild genre feel, like very little else that’s out there right now.

I have to be honest: This issue made me a little emotional. The last thing anyone wants to see are dogs in this kind of trouble, but there’s also going to be great satisfaction when this faceless killer gets what’s coming to him… God, I hope he gets what’s coming to him!

Creative Team: Tony Fleecs (writer), Trish Forstner (artist), Brad Simpson (colorist), Tone Rodriguez (layouts)
Publisher: Image Comics
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Phillip Kelly, Fanbase Press Contributor



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