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Monday, August 30, 2021

Stray Dogs by Tony Fleecs, illustrated by Trish Forstner

Stray Dogs Stray Dogs by Tony Fleecs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

How the hell is it possible for a horror story about dogs and a serial killer, that looks like it was drawn by a late-80s/early-90s Disney animator, give me such feels?! Holy shit. Think SILENCE OF THE LAMBS thru the lens of Disney or Don Bluth. This is terrifying and incredible, and very much worth reading if you’re up for being made wildly uncomfortable. Definite trigger warning for animal violence/abuse and murder. Thank you to @imagecomics and @this_is_edelweiss for a free digital copy in exchange for a review.

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Radiant Black, Vol 1: (Not So) Secret Origin by Kyle Higgins, et al

Radiant Black, Vol. 1 Radiant Black, Vol. 1 by Kyle Higgins
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Gave me some definite INVINCIBLE vibes, with a dash of POWER RANGERS thrown in for a colorful visual cue. A good start to the series, but made the (IMO) irritating jump from person discovers they now have super powers and within moments have decided that they know this is meant for something important and they are going to do good by these powers. I’ve never felt like that kind of immediate jump to that kind of life-altering decision seemed realistic in that situation. To me, that kind of storytelling is a little on the weak side. At least we’re eventually given a somewhat more grounded backstory on one of the other characters in the book and how/why they came to the decision on how they’d use their powers. Kept me interested enough to want to read the next volume, so it wasn’t all that bad. Thanks to @this_is_edelweiss and @imagecomics for providing a free digital copy in exchange for a review.

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