I Was The Cat #1

I Was The Cat #1

Writer: Paul Tobin Artist: Ben Dewey Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: August 6, 2014 Cover Price: $24.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
10User Rating

Allison Breaking is a talented journalist with her own blog and a lot of bills to pay. So when she receives an offer from a mysterious stranger named Burma to write his memoirs, it's an offer she can't refuse, not even with all the red flags popping up. But Burma is quite literally unlike any man Allison's ever known - because he's a cat! And this cat has stories to tell about how he (over the course of a few lifetimes) has shaped the world - and another, darker story that Allison must risk all to uncover... a story of what this particular cat has been doing with the LAST of his nine lives.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Jun 11, 2014

    What a great story that Paul Tobin brings. Oni Press has impressed me with this epic cat tale. Not only is it creative but it is highly entertaining. And Benjamin Dewey's art is perfect for the story. If you haven't seen pictures of the comic, you may think that the comic is cartoony since there is a talking cat and all, but instead the comic is realistic. Burma looks a real cat. Giving it this real time feel allows for us to actually believe in this story. I really couldn't get enough of the comic. Burma is tantalizing with his motives. The audience will wonder what is coming next and who Burma influenced with each story. Get yourself a copy of this comic. Do it not only for cat fans everywhere, but for the pure domination this story has. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Aug 6, 2014

    “I Was the Cat” is a very fun and original book. It's more than worth the cover price and is something fans can really get into. There's a complicated main character who acts as both the protagonist and antagonist. That's just flat out stellar storytelling. You can't pass on that. The art is full of expression and variation, making this a perfectly well rounded book. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    We The Nerdy - Kevin Pourmostofi Jul 30, 2014

    The only thing I could fault with it is the pacing of the story " some parts are long and could have been cut a lot shorter without compromising on quality and, on the flip-side, a few parts were shorter and could have been expanded upon" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Aug 6, 2014

    Backed by some excellent art from the hand of Benjamin Dewey, Tobin does a great job of presenting a fun book that's appropriate for most ages. This is a great casual read if treated as one (Please do not expect a jaw dropping, stress-inducing, gritty, epic tale because I already warned you in the very first sentence that it was about a talking cat). So expect entertaining historical spotlights, sardonic humor that only a cat could deliver, and even an unexpected-but-probably-expected twist at the very end. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jun 9, 2014

    Ooknabah AKA Brent Hirose is a writer, actor and gigantic nerd from Vancouver B.C. You can listen to his podcast about that at HugeNerds.Podomatic.Com or check out his many other projects at BrentHirose.com Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Aug 8, 2014

    "I Was The Cat" is a great concept by excellent creators that, for me, fell a little short. If you're looking for a very serious take on a very fun concept, or if you have an extreme fear and/or reverence for all things feline, then check this book out. Read Full Review

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