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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

ECCC: Garth Ennis Returns to 'Red Team' with 'Double Tap, Center Mass'

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Following the critical success of 2014's Red Team, Garth Ennis and Craig Cermak return to the Manhattan's mean streets with the elite NYPD narcotics unit in Red Team: Double Tap, Center Mass!

One year after the catastrophic events that ended the first series, Red Team survivors Eddie Mellinger and Trudy Giroux are in the doldrums. Considered a political liability, the two are kept busy on small-time cases by their suspicious NYPD commanders... but a chance encounter in the ghetto gives them a chance to get back in the game. Trouble is, it means going far beyond the law… which is what almost got them killed last time around.



"Red Team: Double Tap, Center Mass features the return of two of my favorite characters, Detectives Eddie Mellinger and Trudy Giroux of the NYPD," says writer Garth Ennis. "The first Red Team saw them survive by the skin of their teeth; now they're dropped right back in at the deep end, with their growing feelings for each other only complicating matters. Writing this series is a real treat for me, and getting to work with Craig Cermak again makes it even better." 

"This is Ennis at his finest, working the inside of a cop shop gone sideways," says Dynamite Senior Editor Joseph Rybrandt. "Along with Craig Cermak, one of the finest artists working in comics today, the team delivers a drama that rivals anything on television."



"Dynamite's ongoing working relationship with Garth Ennis has been one of the most rewarding in our time as a publisher," says Dynamite CEO/Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "He is truly a master of genre, and the first Red Team series was one of his best crime series to date."

Red Team: Double Tap, Center Mass reunites Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys) with up-and-coming artist Craig Cermak for another nine-issue run of hardboiled crime comics at their finest! Look for the first issue in stores on July 20th!


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