Creature Cops: Special Varmint Unit #1

Creature Cops: Special Varmint Unit #1

Writer: Rob Anderson Artist: Fernando Melek Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 28, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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In a world where a rhino can be gene-spliced with a dog, freakish animals are everywhere, and the Creature Cops have to deal with them! From vicious gator-snakes to cute panda-dogs, these animal cops think they've seen it all... until they discover a nest of illegal hybrids that resemble mythological griffins, and suddenly find themselves on the trail of a death cult with even darker plans...

  • 9.6
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Cap'n Aldous B. Adder Jan 30, 2015

    Turns out this is one of a series of new comics coming out under a new "creator-owned" effort over at IDW and if this is any indication of the kind of talent they are fostering, I'm definitely game to try the rest! Highly recommended new series if you want something new and fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Jan 27, 2015

    It will be very interesting to see where CREATURE COPS goes. Anderson's gift may prove to be his challenge. Rather than dwelling on the monstrous aspects of the situation, he is chosen to dwell on the human characters. His job over the next many issues will be to get and keep the readers involved in the lives of these characters. So far, he is off to a fine start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Cory Anderson Jan 27, 2015

    I can't wait to enjoy more of this child's imagination-like world that Rob Anderson, Fernando Malek and their team are setting up for us with this unique story and hybrid animal art. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Crusaders - Martin Ferretti Nov 12, 2014

    Overall, Creature Cops: Special Varmint Unit #1 is a very enjoyable book with tons of story potential. The cast is interesting, the story is unique, and the creative team is right on point. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Jason DiGioia Dec 3, 2014

    As someone who is reasonably knowledgeable about animal rights issues, I read CC:SVU as a metaphor for a lot of the problems in our world today: outrageous stray animal populations, factory farming, genetic engineering, exotic pet smuggling, and the overall arrogance of humans concerning our animal friends. Maybe I'm thinking too deeply.Maybe I say maybe too much.But I hope that future issues of CC:SVU explore some of these problems more deeply. There's a great cost to playing around with nature, and this series has the potential to shed a light on that in a really creative way. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    We The Nerdy - Alexander Handziuk Jan 29, 2015

    The art by Fernando Melek is solid if unspectacular. he draws some really cool animal hybrids and is people are solid too. IF anything his art is waged down by the story and he really doesnt get any chance to fully shine. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 2, 2015

    A handy roll call introduces readers to the cast of "Creature Cops: Special Varmint Unit" #1 and the action gets rolling right out of the gate. Some of the bit character moments are intriguing seedlings for stories to grow off of as this series progresses, but the true draw is the bizarre creatures the team encounters. Some of the critters glimpsed here offer promise and excitement, but need a little more room to stretch out. "Creature Cops: Special Varmint Unit" #1 sets the story up and proves that Anderson and Melek have some fun ideas in store; they just need to decide if this is going to be an over-the-top adventure or a procedural with interesting window dressing. Read Full Review

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