Teen Dog #1

Teen Dog #1

Writer: Jake Lawrence Artist: Jake Lawrence Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: September 10, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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TEEN DOG is John Hughes meets '90s Nickelodeon cartoons, two of our absolute favorite things. It's a totally awesome adventure that stars the canine that spun out of Jake Lawrence's web comic Time Cowboy and kickflipped his way into our hearts.

Skateboards, football games, prom...your teenage years have got nothin' on the raddest dude that's ever graced a denim vest. Written and illustrated by Jake Lawrence (Time Cowboy), join Teen Dog and his best friend Mariella as they tackle typical teen life with a manic twist. Growing up is an adventure, and you might as well rock it!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Sep 10, 2014

    If it isn't obvious, I was cracking up reading this comic. It came together so well that I didn't want this ordinary day to end. I could spend the whole school year with Teen Dog and Mari. BOOM! once again has entertained me through and through. The plot is strong, the characters are strong, and delight is strong. Jake Lawrence's story is so clever that it had to fit in with BOOM!'s titles and it has to fit into your life. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Tres Dean Sep 11, 2014

    Sometimes you look at a comic and get everything you need to know about it from the cover. Teen Dog is one of those comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Sushi - Stephen Poferl Sep 9, 2014

    This was a really fun read and it breezed by effortlessly, which is a nice reprieve from books that seem to drag on and on. Lawrence's artistic style is reminiscent of Adventure Time in its form, but it has a uniqueness to it. His strong suit has to be his writing, however. He develops his characters so clearly that you feel like you know them personally by the end. They have depth and life, and they really seem to stick with you. It's also flippin' hilarious! A special "no prize" to anyone who can find the subtle Dazed and Confused reference. This book is a real winner in my eyes. Give it a shot if you're looking to add some fun to your weekly pulls. Happy reading! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Sep 12, 2014

    At this point, "Teen Dog" basically revolves around a too-cool teenage dog rolling into school and the shenanigans that ensue from there. Each page has a punchline or two, or a fun use of perspective. What makes Jake Lawrence's creation so potent is the way that it tells jokes at the expense of no one in particular, and engages with the reader through a rapidfire pacing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Sep 10, 2014

    TEEN DOG is a ton of fun. Sure, I only latched onto this issue because I thought the name was genius. However, the pages inside provided a ton of fun and a group of very charming characters you will quickly fall in love with, even Thug Pug. Sure, as a new reader, to this new series, you still feel a little left out with this character's intro, but overall, TEEN DOG #1 is a great read and I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Nikki Sherman Sep 10, 2014

    This book will provoke either feelings of love and warmth, or might leave you with an overall meh. Whatever the case may be, it's not a bad change of pace, and is especially worth it if you have kids. Teen Dog is kinda a cool cat, and it never hurts to be reminded that life doesn't have to suck. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 9, 2014

    And that's ultimately what Teen Dog is about. It's not trying too hard, but instead just cruising away on its low-key, quirky charms, hoping the rest of the world will chillax with it, too. There are worse literary crimes. If you're looking for a goofy, optimistic take on high school without all the stress and hassle, Teen Dog could be a reader's best friend. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerdophiles - Ashley Leckwold Sep 20, 2014

    Really though, I think my main problem with the first issue of Teen Dog goes back to its original format. It was originally a web comic on Jake Lawrence's blog Timecowboy. Teen Dog as a long form comic follows a similar format, with the first issue being a series of non-sequiturs over the course of one day in the life of Teen Dog. As a webcomic, that works just fine, but it kind of bothers me as a format for a monthly comic book. That is not to say that webcomics can't be sequential. One of my absolute favorites is currently deep into a storyline that's been set up for years. I just feel like the humor of Teen Dog is probably more suited for the internet. Read Full Review

  • 4.6
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Ian Bonar Sep 10, 2014

    Disappointing first issue of Teen Dog with interesting art Read Full Review

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