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REVIEW: 'Stray Dogs' #1 by Tony Fleecs, Trish Forstner, and Brad Simpson

 Lady and the Tramp meets Silence of the Lambs. It's scary being the new dog. Sophie can’t remember what happened. She doesn’t know how she ended up in this house. She doesn’t recognize any of these other dogs. She knows something terrible happened, but she just…can’t…recall...WAIT! Where’s her lady? A five-issue Don Bluth-style suspense thriller by My Little Pony comic artists TONY FLEECS and TRISH FORSTNER, STRAY DOGS is Lady and the Tramp meets Silence of the Lambs.   STRAY DOGS #1 Writer: Tony Fleecs Artist: Trish Forstner, Brad Simpson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 24, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Score:  ★★★★☆ (4/5) 'Stray Dogs' may see itself as " Lady and the Tramp meets Silence of the Lambs " but issue one was all Alfred Hitchcock. The mystery, the tension, the dread, the lingering questions suffocate each page soon after our shellshocked protagonist, the trembling Sophie arrives at a strange house full of other rescues. Something is amiss an

REVIEW: 'Harbinger Renegade' #5 by Rafer Roberts, Darick Robertson, and Diego Rodriguez

When Valiant announces a major event you know they're going to deliver. HARBINGER RENEGADE #5 is the beginning of the end for the Valiant universe as we know it as the latest battle between the government and psiots comes to the Free City of Rook and results in some devastating casualties. It's the perfect jumping on point.


[Editor's Note: Due to time constraints this week, reviews will be brief but hopefully to the point.]

HARBINGER RENEGADE #5
Writer: Rafer Roberts
Artists: Darick Robertson, Diego Rodriguez
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Release Date: July 12, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

Score: ★★★★★
5 out of 5

Valiant has promoted this issue as a game-changer because of a significant hero death and it is mind-blowing. The whole issue is an action-packed and tense stand-off between the government-backed Hard C.O.R.P.S and the embedded guardians of old Detroit now known as Rook. Generation Zero is leading the charge on the ground with the philosophy of "a good offense is a good defense."

What transpires is pulse-pounding, violent, and bloody as hell. It's as dramatic and emotionally draining as you'll see in comics. Rafer Roberts has executed a tricky story from the Hard C.O.R.P.S. point of view and are forced to understand their side while also rooting for Generation Zero and the psiots. The battle is a serious and deadly confrontation as promised. Darick Robertson and Diego Rodriguez bring it all to life with the energy, tension, detail, color, and drama that a seismic event like this deserves.


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