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Dog Days of Summer #1

Writer: G. Willow Wilson, Joshua Williamson, Mariko Tamaki, Dan DiDio, Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, others Artist: Stejpan Sejic, Tom Raney, Cully Hamner, Kyle Hotz, Cian Tormey, others Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 29, 2019 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
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8.1User Rating

"Who let the dogs out?" DC does this summer as we unleash the beast within and join Krypto and Superman, Bat-Cow and Batman, Wonder Woman and Ferdinand and many more for eight sun-kissed stories in this can't-miss animal-sized spectacular!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil May 31, 2019

    Whether you're an animal lover or not, this is an entertaining collection of stories that promises readers a fun time. There's no way I could resist any collection that contains Animal Man, Captain Carrot, and Dex-Starr stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jun 1, 2019

    Dog Days of Summer is at its best with the Killer Croc, Animal Man, and Batcow outings, but even though I didn't love all the tales, I hugely enjoyed the volume as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jun 1, 2019

    The 'Dog Days of Summer #1' 80-page special is a fun and oftentimes lighthearted collection of short stories featuring some of DC Comics' most iconic pets and animal-based heroes. This one is sure to put readers in the mood for summertime! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 29, 2019

    DC's quarterly anthologies have become one of their recent highlights, with most of the recent offerings having at least one gem and many being strong through the entire 80-page volume. That's the case again for this offbeat animal-themed anthology, Dog Days of Summer #1, which unites some of the biggest furry and scaly stars in the DCU for adventures in every genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Megan Peters May 29, 2019

    So, if you are looking for an easy read that'll pop out some laughs, animal lovers will get a kick out of this entry. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Jun 3, 2019

    From beach bods and terror in the water, "Dog Days of Summer" has something for everyone in this fun anthology. Plus, the line "I cannot serve fungus burgers to the Justice League!" is spoken. 'Nuff said. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 2, 2019

    It's really hard to get past the price tag, even for an 80-page giant, but there's a lot of things in this issue that are good and a few that just don't work, making for a variegated reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly May 30, 2019

    Much like the horrible meat monster in the Ferdinand story, Im not sure why DC felt the need to make their annual summer special animal themed and if it should really exist in the first place. That being said, I do appreciate the general mad scientist tone that weaves in and out of a handful of the stories and there are a couple of genuinely great stories in this book that make it worth the read, namely the Animal Man and Killer Croc stories. Worth a read on a lazy summer afternoon. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Darkseid24 May 29, 2019

    Loved this special. In this issue there are 8 short stories with animal sidekicks, animal heroes or characters, which have animal powers. None of these stories were bad. They are all entertaining.
    The one with Superman& Krypto shows the bond between a person& his dog& as a dog owner myself it’s beautiful& sad to read.
    Croc‘s story was also good& we got a more human side of Killer Croc with a typical ending for Croc. The story with Ferdinand& Wonder Woman was fun, but guess someone should buy them a vegan cooking book.
    My favorite stories are the one with Dex- Starr, who is helping a tribe to not get eaten by some crazy tourists& the one with Batcow, which is kind of a parody of the Joker vs. Batman fight with quotes fr more

  • 7.5
    Nihilist May 30, 2019

    DC's Rebirth specials have a mixed reputation. Some are decent, others fail to deliver. This one, for the most part, was an enjoyable, heart warming and pretty self aware read. Citizen Croc was simple and straight forward, yet very copmlex emotionally, Rio Celeste made great use of phenomenal artwork to show us both the beauty and ugliness with great results, and Barbecue Season was surprisingly humane, proving Wonder Woman can have fun and still not lose any of her prestige or might as a character. These are exactly the kind of special stories I'm dying to read every time there is a bigger thematic compilation issue.

    Not every story here is for everybody - they vary in style, some are darker, some are lighter, some fun, some hea more

  • 10
    Mohammad robin May 30, 2019

    Loved it

  • 8.0
    bucswin611 May 30, 2019

    As is usually the case with this kind of anthology issue, its a varied lot, but distinct voices, art styles, and approaches to the animal characters make for a a fun read.

  • 8.0

    Surprisingly good, I was a bit worried when I saw how they didn't have their top talent on it, but the only story I didn't care for was the one by G. Willow Wilson. Also, get the artist from the Captain Carrot story on an ongoing asap.

  • 6.0
    YourGreenMuse May 30, 2019

    The Superman/Krypto story was pretty standard, but the ending was nice. The Killer Croc story had great art. Kyle Hotz is always good. And surprisingly, Joshua Williamson wrote a mostly good script, better than his usual Flash drivel. The Ferdinand story was fine. A perfect 5/10. The Captain Carrot story was okay. I think it didn't quite hit the mark, but it got close enough. The Animal Man story was actually pretty good. I liked it. The Dex-Starr story was fine, much like the Ferdinand story was fine. The Batcow story was stupid, and not in a good way. The Beast Boy story was okay as well. Overall, this isn't the worst one of these DC seasonal anthologies that I've read, but I still don't know that it was actually worth my time.

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 May 30, 2019

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