The Ruff & Reddy Show #5

Writer: Howard Chaykin Artist: Mac Rey Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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In the business of show, they say nothing succeeds like excess-and that imitation is the sincerest form of television. In a flurry of days that make their heads spin, Ruff and Reddy find themselves spread all too thin in a slurry of pilots-while a bad decision comes back to haunt them like a bad blind date on a Saturday night.

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Feb 28, 2018

    When he chooses to wax political in his work, I appreciate how rather than stand on a soap box and shout the party message, he instead chooses to hold up a mirror to his own left-leaning frres, that they may see how ridiculous they sometimes sound. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz Mar 1, 2018

    The Ruff & Reddy Show #5 has lead to the climactic ending of this journey of showbiz, intrigue, and dark pasts. Now that the powder keg is primed, issue 6 will be a show to watch! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 2, 2018

    A Hollywood parody through the filter of cartoons is an intriguing idea, but when you look at how Snagglepuss is executing it compared to this series, there really isn't much of a competition. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Feb 28, 2018

    Mac Rey's art continues to impress but alone it cannot sustain enthusiasm for a story that its writer simply doesn't seem interested in telling properly. While pop culture commentary is fun in its own way (and some of the gags here definitely do hit their mark), the feeling that the title is treading water is inescapable. Nowhere is this more obvious than in this issue's finale which rehashes a confrontation from a couple of issues ago and does next to nothing with its comic con setting. Whoever commissioned this needs a stern talking to. Or a wedgie, possibly. Read Full Review

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