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Old Dog #1

Writer: Declan Shalvey Artist: Declan Shalvey Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 28, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
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Jack Lynch was a once-promising CIA operative. On the eve of retirement, looking back at a failed career, he is tasked with one final mission...that goes horribly wrong. He wakes years later to a changed world and deeper changes within him. When a shadow group offers Lynch a second chance at a life of adventure, he's paired with the last person he could ever imagine. In order to adjust, this old dog will have to learn some new tricks...

OLD DOG is a striking new spy-fi series by DECLAN SHALVEY, the accomplished and innovative creator behind books such as Moon Knight, X-Men Unlimited, INJECTION, and TIME BEFORE TIME. The Winter Soldie more

  • 9.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - tcreadscomics Sep 28, 2022

    But most interesting visually is Shalveys use of color. The intercutting scenes make use of different palettes, with one time period depicted in bright colors and the other faded and more monochromatic. I dont know if Shalvey intended it, but the way the issue leans into the usual color choices of this particular storytelling convention provides a nice clue to what is really going on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 28, 2022

    This was a very promising debut issue. It should be fun to see what all Shalvey has in store for Old Dog. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 28, 2022

    Shalveys art is a wonderful complement to the thrilling storyline and the visuals beautifully set the tone for the series.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Hank Essman Sep 7, 2022

    A grizzled old agent gets a second chance at working in the field. Though his new partner will keep him from feeling too young... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Aug 15, 2022

    An impressive first issue, that if you are a Declan Shalvey fan or a fan of the espionage elements, you should enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Sep 10, 2022

    Old Dog #1 is an intelligent book built on playing with time and misdirections. So much of this first issue contains the most glorious parts of a 90s action movie, with the gruff lead to top it all off. The comic, having strong elements of a spy story and existing in multiple timelines, means that you need to read through it repeatedly to truly grasp what the creator intends. Shalvey displays mastery in all forms of creation as he constructs a world from scratch. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Richard Bruton Sep 6, 2022

    Declan Shalvey's first complete book with him as writer and artist spins a fascinating sci-spy tale that looks every bit as good as you'd expect but one that just doesn't quite click – maybe not yet. But it's still an intriguing first issue that throws a hell of a lot of ideas and even more questions at you, ideas and questions I'm hoping all fit together in subsequent issues to give us a great book. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Multiversity Comics - Kobi Bordoley Sep 30, 2022

    A few more tricks and this old dog will be worth watching. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Sep 28, 2022

    If you're a fan of Shalvey's work, Old Dog is worth diving into immediately, but otherwise, we'll just have to wait and see if it's worth taking the plunge. Read Full Review

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