Storm Dogs #1

Storm Dogs #1

Writer: David Hine Artist: Doug Braithwaite, Ulises Arreola Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 7, 2012 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 15
7.3Critic Rating
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DAVID HINE and DOUG BRAITHWAITE are re-united for Season One of this science-fiction crime thriller. A uniquely skilled team arrives on a frontier planet to investigate a series of bizarre and violent deaths. Forced to rely on primitive technology, they soon learn what it means to be aliens in a hostile environment. If they are to unravel the mysteries of Amaranth they will also have to learn what it is to be human.

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Jonathan Gomez-Dominguez Oct 30, 2012

    The dialog was well thought out and impressive. I like that I can read a comic book with mature dialog and feel so casual. The book has some of the most colorful scenes and what really got me was when they opened up Diego's suit and all you could see was this steamy, puddle of boiled organs with his bones exposed. That was very repulsive and is a plus for me because I love great detail. Every page had an array of great panels filled with amazing backgrounds, settings and characters that all felt well thought out. One thing that Image Comics has never failed me is their awesome selections of comics that have amazing cover art. Both Doug and Sue Braithwaite continue that tradition and made theirs impressive. Great choice in design, it's very minimal and not too busy, yet you can't help the trend in detail with this comic. I can't wait to read the next issue and hopefully this series will fill in as the series I read while I eagerly wait for the next issue of Saga. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Alex Garver Nov 29, 2012

    Storm Dogs is not a familiar series by any stretch of the imagination, but my inner Worthwhile Science Fiction compass must have pulled me in the right direction again. I think that any fan of Sci Fi, or murder mystery, should give this one a shot for sure. The issues semi ambiguity makes it an even more engrossing read that anyone whose head is in the stars should read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Nov 8, 2012

    Overall this comic was a really good read and really nice to look at. I was drawn in by the story and captured by the art. Although I'm not sure how long the story-telling will remain an intriguing aspect, I can imagine that a comic this good-looking will never be boring. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Nov 9, 2012

    Storm Dogs is cool. I'm on board to see where this adventure takes me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Nov 6, 2012

    Overall, Storm Dogs #1 is the start to a story with a lot of potential. While slow in the beginning, it quickly heats up once the main people get on the planet. An engaging sciencefiction mystery and solid writing makes this a definite buy for sci fi fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Nov 9, 2012

    Though characterization takes somewhat of a backseat to the world building in the first issue, it's evident in the backmatter of the book (which includes behind the scenes sketches, script excerpts and insight into character creation and development) that there's as much thought put into the people as there is in all the other facets of the book. We're only getting a glimpse at the surface of the universe Hine and Braithwaite have built as their playground, and I'm already invested and keen to see more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Crux - Wesley Messer Jul 12, 2011

    I loved Storm Dogs, though it did take me a few pages to get into the comic because there is a slower pace there, but thats okay. Once the story got going I was flipping each page wondering what Hine was going to throw at me next. Storm Dogs has a beauty there that takes time to see, but once you get a glimpse,you know you want to see more. A great debut issue from David Hine and Doug Braithwaite. I cannot wait to see more of the world that theyve concocted in further issues of Storm Dogs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Andy Liegl Nov 7, 2012

    "Storm Dogs" presents an original sci-fi world and features characters who sound like individuals amidst a galaxy rife with politics and regulations. The final page raises questions about the natives of Amaranth, and it provides a nice cliffhanger. I have no clue what to expect moving forward and I'm on board with this miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Nov 8, 2012

    Overall, this is a solid first issue, showcasing an excellence of execution in terms of both writing and art that makes the most of a well-worn central concept. Time will tell whether this winds up being a formulaic addition to the ranks of Image's excellent sci-fi miniseries, but there's enough good stuff going on here that a look at the second issue is a must. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Nov 7, 2012

    Braithwaite's art is pretty good, for the most part. The issue could benefit from some solid inking, since most of it looks like the colors were just added to the pencil work. This gives everything a soft look and the effect is not the greatest. It's not bad, but stronger lines could definitely help bring the pages to life. Still, the world looks good. The aliens look great. The universe looks lived in. If you're a fan of science-fiction, check out Storm Dogs. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - shathley Q Nov 12, 2012

    In a crucial way, Storm Dogs evolves those ideas in the original X-Files that over time have come to seem ever so light more naive. Storm Dogs isn't the story of young investigators attempting to reassert an idealistic, “stronger, loving Washington” and bridge the gap between that Washington and Middle America. What we've come to understand in the decade or so after 9/11, is that events and larger contexts shape us. And what taking down both Saddam Hussein and Bin Laden has taught us, is that we're at our best when we assert ourselves as active participants in shaping that larger context. As we approach the fiscal cliff, and the ostensible decay of the idea of “e pluribus unum”, Storm Dogs reminds us that we are actors of global consequence. And that we shape the contexts that shape us. Unassumingly then, Storm Dogs is the evolution of not only X-Files but of the kind of American idealism seen during the Clinton Years. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Jose Camacho Nov 8, 2012

    Storm Dogs #1 gives us a glimpse into what seems to be a very intricate world. While the art may grow on you, I found that the sullen colors clouded great art as the pencil work was possibly too thin. It is essential for this series' success that they give readers more exposure to this interesting universe. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Your Friendly Neighbourhood Brady Nov 8, 2012

    The local lawman tells us what “Storm Dogs” are: “anyone who's crazy enough to go out in the rain, they're Storm Dogs.” Like a storm rolling into your town, this first issue has a slow but gradual movement. It's never easy to set up a new world and premise in one issue but Hine, Braithwaite, and company deliver a decent start. Plus, they included some nice extras to entice and intrigue the reader to come back to Amaranth next month. I think I'll wait out and see what this storm brings. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Nov 11, 2012

    This is fine. It isn't great and it isn't bad either. If you're desperate for some science fiction in your comics reading or if you're a huge Doug Braithwaite fan, it may be worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 7, 2012

    You know what the worst part of all this is? I don’t even know the character’s names. I think a few of them were said during the really terrible goodbye scene, but I couldn’t care less to remember them. I’m not really sure what the intention of this series is, but it comes across as a random collection of thoughts in a below average Sci-Fi story. Read Full Review

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