Sixpack & Dogwelder: Hard-Travelin' Heroz #1

Sixpack & Dogwelder: Hard-Travelin' Heroz #1

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Russell Braun Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 24, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
6.4Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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In the tradition of the original Hard-Traveling Heroes, Green Lantern and Green Arrow, Sixpack and Dogwelder are ready to bring their allegedly socially aware brand of justice to the lands beyond Gotham City!
After the events of ALL-STAR SECTION EIGHT, Sixpack is fighting to keep what's left of his team together. Dogwelder has gone in search of his past, while newlyweds Bueno Excellente and Guts are dealing with some fidelity issues. Could Section Eight be done for good?
But everything changes when a mysterious trenchcoat-wearing chain smoker offers our favorite dog enthusiast some clues about his true nature. Is Dogwelder everything he seems? Or is he meant for something greater?

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Aug 24, 2016

    Some DCU cameos and a surprise character introduction aren't even the selling points of this comic book, which are mainly that it is completely inappropriate and nauseating. Fans of the last series will be glad to see that this picks up precisely where it left off, though this isn't new reader unfriendly...but you will know at a glance if you intend to be one of those new readers. The artwork is impeccable and fits this kind of slobbering comedy very well. Pick this up, unless you're one of those people who delude themselves into thinking they have standards. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Aug 24, 2016

    Six Pack And Dog Welder feels like the comic that the slacker kids in high school would make if they were supremely witty and had access to an incredible artist and colorist. It takes what should be broad, one-note characters and finds new angles and humor while also stealthily imbuing them humanity and poignancy. This is a book that will make you care about a man who welds dogs to peoples' faces. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Aug 24, 2016

    In order to love things, you need to see their flaws. Ennis makes fun of the things we love about comics, but he does it as a comic. Satire works that way. That is what this is. If you have an open heart, this is for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 25, 2016

    It's a broad book that's sure to turn away as many readers as it reels in, but that chasm alone has its own appeal. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Aug 24, 2016

    Sixpack and Dogwelder: Hard Travelin' Heroz #1 is a peculiar mash-up of missed punchlines with an undercurrent of tragic horror. Garth Ennis' brand of shock humor is showing its age here, but his grasp of the form shines through in his colorful characters and Dogwelder's tonally refreshing pages. Russ Braun and John Halisz's artwork leans into the grotesque elements of Ennis' script to create a visually arresting book that stands out as something different. It's not all successful, but Sixpack and Dogwelder: Hard Travelin' Heroz #1 is definitely something different. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 27, 2016

    As someone who loves the idea of the bottom-of-the-barrel super do-gooder screwing up over and over (as well as someone who can stomach Ennis artistic excesses), I find this an enjoyable reading experience and am truly interested in what The Spectre might want with one of the deadbeats of the 8. (I also expect that he's after Baytor, but that seems like it might be the Too Easy answer?) Sixpack and Dogwelder: Hard-Travelin' Heroz #1 is funny in a dark and horrific way, but also serves as an interesting tease of a bigger story coming, with strong art and characters that are mostly fun to read about (Bueno Excellente excepted). Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 24, 2016

    Reading this comic, you feel out of the loop, as if you're joining a party late and you're not sure who the strangers are in the room. You try to make sense of it, but at the end of the day these are weirdos you aren't going to get to know unless you put the time in. If you're willing to do so, then this book is for you. If you want to hang out with folks who make sense and you're familiar with, this is probably not your cup of tea unless of course you've read them before. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Aug 24, 2016

    Overall, I really can't recommendSix-Pack and Dogwelder. Ennis is really an acquired taste, but I couldn't really see a book this tasteless and unfunny really appealing to anyone. I'm not trying to be a prude or spoil sport, I do like some crass humor (just check out my reviews forThe Fixfor example) but there's really nothing here that's new or clever. I'd advise even Ennis fans to steer clear, this definitely isn't one I'd advise anyone to buy. Read Full Review

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