Southern Dog #1

Southern Dog #1

Writer: Jeremy Holt Artist: Alex Diotto Publisher: Action Lab Comics Release Date: August 13, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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When awkward high school teen Jasper Dixon conceals an injury sustained during a hunting excursion with his family, his infected wolf bite combined with the hormonal changes of puberty triggers a disturbing physical transformation. Now he's forced to confront his Deep South upbringing and monsters far worse than what he's become! Featuring covers by Image Comics artists; a regular cover by Drumhellar's Riley Rossmo and a Limited Edition werewolf variant by Enormous' Mehdi Cheggour!

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Aug 30, 2014

    Southern Dog #1 is one of the most interesting reads to come along in the form of a mainstream comic book in quite some time. While it is a loaded book, it is smartly loaded. Will it join the ranks of the most important sequential art works of the past few decades? Maybe. Maybe not. What it will do though is get you talking while leaving you wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Nov 12, 2012

    Southern Dog sets up a lot, with a very touchy subject. It'll be interesting to see the growth in this series, especially compared to the series above. Again, it's an absolute recommended buy and well worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 2, 2014

    This comic wasn't what I was expecting at all. I'm very curious to see how it proceeds especially with the ending. If there's one thing that Southern Dog proves, it's that comic books are a versatile medium open for any subject matter. Be bold and pick up this issue, you won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Oct 5, 2012

    Overall this is a fairly strong issue. If you come to it expecting werewolf antics right off the bat you will be disappointed, but at core this is a comic about race and about growing up, and it's making good use of the slower pace as it explores these themes. This careful treatment of its themes as well as the nuanced portrayal of its main character are sometimes undermined by the comic's tendency to underline its central metaphor too many times, but fundamentally, “Southern Dog” has an important story to tell and is doing so in high style. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler Jul 7, 2014

    Southern Dogs #1 is animperfect book with hints of greatness scattered throughout the pages. We've spoken positively about Holt's other series Skinned and I'm certain he will become a well-regarded creator in the industry over time. Southern Dogs is a good start but ultimately feels more like a warm-up than a masterpiece. I enjoyed the story beats and the premise butthe ultimate execution felt clumsyat times. It justdoesn'tcapture the duality of the Southern experience as deftlyas Jason Aaron'sSouthern Bastards.But perhaps that's an unfair comparison as we are looking at two creators at the start of their careers. I'm willing to give this book a chance to growand recommend it for anyone interested in horror with a twist. 7 out of 10. Read Full Review

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