Doberman #1

Doberman #1

Writer: Jack Lambert Artist: Brandon McKinney Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 16, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
5.8Critic Rating
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Frank Doberman was the greatest detective of his era with the fastest car, biggest gun, and longest... um... arrest record. But after a drug bust went horribly wrong, Doberman disappeared, seeking solace in Mother Nature. Now lured back to the Force by the promise of vengeance, and an ice-cold six-pack, Doberman has to deal with a new age of computers, regulations, and an uber-villain whom the world seems to believe has changed his ways.

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Jul 16, 2014

    Like I said before, this issue was a breeze to read. It's a simple comic that is full of action, humor, and a bit of bizarreness, especially towards the end which I won't spoil in this review. The story is great, the art is very good, the characters are memorable and have their own personalities. It's really hard to not like this book, the only reason I'm not giving it a 5 is the fact that this type of story and genre is a bit overdone. I understand that that's exactly what they're going for and maybe it's a bit of a mock at the genre or at least a satire, but I think people might skip over this book just because it seems already done, but either way this is a great first issue and any fan of comics should check Doberman out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jul 16, 2014

    Doberman #1 is a promising start to a new property. It's a little rough around the edges but I walked away from this one ready for more as it comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Jul 22, 2014

    Doberman drops out of society, wanders to Canada and finds himself breaking up white slavery rings. Yeah, it's easy to see the fingerprints of a Hollywood action vehicle in this comic, some new Van Damme or Couture flick that's short on the irony and long on the action. It's also easy to see why it never got made. This dog does a lot of growling but it never quite bites. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Andrew McIntyre Mar 28, 2015

    An obviously and purposefully dumb addition to the action-comedy genre, however a rather funny self-aware one at that. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 15, 2014

    The premise is sound, but the story isn't funny nor all that interesting. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Juan Navarro Jul 16, 2014

    So, yes Cheesy as it is, DOBERMAN could be a real high thrills comedy action book that bring all that we love of 80s action movie to the forefront and asking for more, but it will have to bring more than what they've done here. I think its a possible buy once in graphic novel form, but it needs to deliver. For me, I want this book to work, I want this to succeed, but issue 2 better bring the damn funny, or I want Dobermans badge and gun on my desk in the morning! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler Jul 15, 2014

    Modern comics like Superior Six and Axe Cop are much more humorous. Heck there are even better '80"s parody books' out there right now. Burn the Orphanage parodies the 80"s perfectly while taking itself completely seriously. Vandroid plays it straight while still giving you a unique reading experience that doesn't feel derivative of older stories. This book doesn't quite do either. I have nothing compelling me to read on to the next issue. Ultimately Doberman feels like a copy of a copy and that's not enough to keep me reading. I haven't been very impressed by the Darby Pop imprint as a whole and their creative team might want to go back to the drawing board on this one as well. Read Full Review

  • 3.8
    Capeless Crusader - Dave Buesing Jul 15, 2014

    Ultimately disappointing first issue from IDW and a comedy writing team out of the Always Sunny camp. There's definitely potential with Doberman's ridiculous tough guy routine, so here's to hoping the new direction of the series taps into more of that. Read Full Review

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