Red Dog #1

Red Dog #1

Writer: Rob Cohen, Andi Ewington Artist: Robert Atkins Publisher: 451 Release Date: November 16, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
8.4Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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Some say there's no greater love in the universe than the love a boy has for his dog. For Kyle, the only kid living amongst 200 grownups on a distant mining colony light-years away from Earth, that saying is a given. Welcome to Kirawan, a planet that Kyle calls, "the worst place you could ever imagine." Kyle stumbles through his days doing his chores hoping to live up to the steep demands of his father, the head of the planet's mining operation. Still, it's not all bad, there's Q, Kyle's robotic K-9, basically the greatest pet in the known universe. However, during an upload of resources bound for earth, the alien natives of Kirawan launch a more

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Chris Tresson Sep 2, 2016

    It's not your run-of-the-mill sci-fi tale. It might have elements you've seen in other sci-fi stories, but it doesn't feel like that when you read through. It feels fresh, new. It doesn't try to blag your head too much to try and convince you it's science fiction" It just is. It reads clean and easy and is good from the first page to the last. You can't really ask for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Fabio Castelblanco Sep 8, 2016

    In the end, RED DOG isa must read for anyone who isa fan of the sci-fi genre. I also recommend thisseries to anyone who is a dog lover, as I can already tell the book is going to tell a beautiful pet and owner story. RED DOG #1 will be released this November, so be sure to check it out! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Jorge Arena Nov 21, 2016

    Red Dog #1 brings you to a world full of wonder and action. Rob Cohen gives us a story through the eyes of a growing child as he is trying to find his place on an unforgiving world. With ongoing narration blended with character dialog you're given everything you need to know about what's going on without feeling overwhelmed. Rob Atkins creates a world that is both unknown, but familiar for those who love sci-fi. His ability to create detail and add it where needed allows the story to grab your eyes and take you for a ride. John Rauch's coloring shines throughout this whole issue as you're on a world where night never comes. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Nov 20, 2016

    This is a sci-fi adventure waiting to burst loose. The world, the set up, the danger of being on a foreign planet with an unknown threat, it all makes for an exciting first issue. With the title of the book being Red Dog, it will be interesting to see what role Q plays in the book moving forward, as well as the bond between the canine and Kyle. Cohens story is something that looks and feels like a sci-fi epic waiting to leap off the page and onto the big screen. If sci-fi is your thing, then give Red Dog #1 a shot; you wont be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 31, 2016

    Fans of science fiction, movies, books and comics alike, do not want to miss this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pop Culture HQ - Jason Bennett Sep 9, 2016

    There are a lot of possibilities for this series to explore. The writing is superb and is able to convey its message and intent with the words chosen. The artwork certainly would make me come back for more as I am curious to visualize more of this world through Cohen and Ewington's writing and Atkins' illustrations. With this being released and available in mid-November, much of the success of this series will come the first quarter of 2017. With a good push for its late Fall premiere, this title has the potentiality to become 2017's “Sci-Fi to Buy.” And that's a good thing! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Plug - Tanya Ruiter Sep 8, 2016

    Red Dog is an interesting story that meshes a lot of different themes and genres into one. The young kid and his dog are a pretty interesting contrast to the scientific and futuristic back drop of their community. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Chuck Taylor Nov 13, 2016

    Overall, I see very big things coming from 451 and this title is a prime example even if it is just the first issue. It is a comfortable read with a fascinating story and has rich art and coloring that exceptionally interprets the writing. This is my first time reading material from 451 and it has intrigued me enough to look into their other titles. I eagerly look forward to the continuing adventures of Red Dog. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Plug - Tori Jul 8, 2017

    Red Dog is an interesting story that meshes a lot of different themes and genres into one. The young kid and his dog are a pretty interesting contrast to the scientific and futuristic back drop of their community. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Crusaders - Dawn of Comics Sep 1, 2016

    In just a single issue this book has made me care about Kyle and his well-being, I'll definitely be back next issue and no doubt until the end, being a six issue mini series (something 451 does so well) I expect a neat, compact story with some great characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 9, 2016

    The first issue ends at a cliffhanger that is a bit overused, but what has come before kept me entertained enough to want to see what comes next and find out more about the world. I can make some guesses as to what we'll see, but so far, it's pretty entertaining and well worth checking out when it's released. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Etienne Paul Sep 5, 2016

    This is a Michael Bay film in printed form. It looks fantastic, it reads fine and hits all the right notes but there is absolutely no soul behind it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Sergio Pereira Jan 9, 2017

    Despite the abundance of too much information, Red Dog #1 remains an interesting read and premise. Superhero-free, it's a book that explores the different side of comics, which is welcome. I would like to see more of Q in the forthcoming issues, though, because dogs are always better than humans. Read Full Review

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