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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

PREVIEW: 'Pirouette' by M.L. Miller, Carlos Granda, and Champe Ramirez (Black Mask Studios)

 Coming 11/18, we are excited to bring you PIROUETTE written by M.L. Miller (Gravetrancers) and illustrated by Carlos Granda (Calexit: San Diego). A lyrical, emotional, terrifying tale of a young woman coming of age in a crime family with painted faces.


written by M.L. Miller

illustrated by Carlos Granda

colored by Champe Ramirez

lettered by Jim Campbell

$16.99 | full color | 124 pages


On Sale 11.18.20

Raised from infancy by duplicitous clowns who entertain by day and menace by night, Pirouette dreams of washing the paint from her face and escaping to a better life far away from her cruel adoptive circus family... because when the spotlights dim and the crowd disperses, the clown princess' big-top dreams give way to a nightmarish world of monsters with painted smiles.

M.L. Miller spins Pirouette with authentic darkness and depth of character, while Carlos Granda's sweeping, exuberant line art evokes all the exotic charm and mysterious gloom of Pirouette's shadowy big top.

"I loved Pirouette! It's hard to think up a more story-friendly setting than an old-timey circus and M.L. Miller and Carlos Granda make the most of it!" 

-Charles Soule (Star Wars, Daredevil)

"A comic unlike anything you've ever read before!" 

-Zac Thompson (X-Men Black, The Dregs, Undone By Blood)

"Circuses have always scared me and now M.L. Miller and Carlos Granda have done a book that scares me in a different way, it is SCARY GREAT!!!" 

-Geoff Darrow (Shaolin Cowboy, Hard Boiled)