Stray Dogs #2

Writer: Tony Fleecs Artist: Trish Forstner Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 24, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 14
8.9Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Something doesn't smell right! None of the dogs know what happens behind that door at the end of the hallway. All they know is there's a punishment for sniffing around it. What secrets are hidden in the Master's Forbidden Room?

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Mar 24, 2021

    For a book that isn't my usual forte, I was pleasantly surprised at the who well done, how intricate in dealing with the Sophie's feelings and the ominous tones provided by knowing what has happened to not just Sophie's Lady Fleecs and Forstner have imbued in this book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Kendra Hale Apr 12, 2021

    A series like this is so rare of a find, being able to cross so many genres and still be so enthralling and wholesome. Sophie's journey has already been so great, and to watch the mystery unravel is going to be something indeed, and I will be here for all of it, not just as a reviewer, but as a fan! And of course for the variant covers which are AWESOME. (This one is a beautiful play on Pet Sematary.) Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Mar 26, 2021

    Rusty risks punishment so Sophie can look around"for what, she doesn't really know. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Mar 24, 2021

    Such a good girl Sophie reveals more of the mystery of the new master's house. She was right to be suspicious as things are so much worse that she thought. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer Mar 24, 2021

    Once again, the art here is brilliant. Forstners designs are equal parts Disney and Don Bluth, which makes for a nostalgic, yet tense read. Along with Brad Simpson on colors, Forstner puts a tremendous amount of energy into every page. The book is simply gorgeous from start to finish, with credit going to Tone Rodriguez and Lauren Perry, as well. If you havent picked up Stray Dogs yet, you owe it to yourself to pick it up. Just be sure to read it with the lights on. And to hug your pet afterwards. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Aug 2, 2021

    Rusty is the out and out star of the series, the brave hero willing to take the punishment as well as lead the group. This unique take on the serial killer genre is a breath of fresh air. The creative team of Forstner and Fleecs obviously enjoyed every panel they wrote and drew and it shows with the comfortable style on display through this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Matthew Aguilar Mar 24, 2021

    I had an idea that Stray Dogs would be an emotional rollercoaster for me when I read the first issue, and I was completely accurate in that assessment. Thing is, that's also accurate of issue #2, which punched me in the heart once again but in unexpected ways, making the impact all that much bigger. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 24, 2021

    I love the style of the art in this story a lot. The animation style characters juxtaposed with the dark themes and tone of the story work perfectly together. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 24, 2021

    Stray Dogs #2 is another solid issue that builds upon the mystery. It teases hints and answers but leaves readers guessing. It also builds a dread throughout that you're not quite sure about. A fantastic series with a familiar concept but a whole new perspective. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Mar 26, 2021

    'Stray Dogs' #2 combines elements of 'Memento' and 'Rear Window' to great effect. Fleecs provides some anxiety-inducing situations that ramp up the tension and terror for our furry heroes. It's become a treat to open up another chapter of this suspenseful series and get a monthly dose of goosebumps.    Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Apr 2, 2021

    Stray Dogs moves past the hook of its cartoonish artwork, delivering an incredibly tense murder mystery. It's funny that the characters aren't even human, yet we can relate to them just as much if not more than other stories out there. This book will pull you in completely. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Richard Bruton Mar 30, 2021

    Stray Dogs has such a simple premise – the ‘what if we did a horror comic from the point of view of our trusted, beloved best friends‘ idea, where no horror is more terrible in a dog's life than their man or lady going missing.But it's how cleverly the issues are constructed, combined with the striking contrast between the horror concept and the classic animated look of the art, that marks it out as something genre-hoppingly good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Mar 26, 2021

    Whilst this second issue doesnt deliver quite the same knock-out punch for me that the debut did, Im still firmly enamoured by this series. The combination of the warm visuals and visceral horror that this evokes are as unsettling as they are engaging. Read Full Review

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