Stray Dogs: Dog Days #1
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Stray Dogs: Dog Days #1

Writer: Tony Fleecs Artist: Trish Forstner Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 29, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 6
8.7Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

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A series of vicious short stories howling straight out of the pages of STRAY DOGS, 2021's surprise cartoon/horror smash hit! In DOG DAYS, each stray will get their moment to shine-questions will be answered, mysteries will be solved, and old wounds will be torn open. Starting this December...every dog has its day.
REGISTER PITCH: The Lady and the Tramp meets Silence of the Lambs horror thriller that took the industry by storm is back in this standalone spinoff.

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Dec 6, 2021

    If you want to read this I suggest buying the collected edition of the Stray Dogs that was released earlier this year as it will fully enhance the experience as well as supporting the team that wrote it. This prequel adds enough fresh new material to warrant a series as well as satiating the appetite of the fans who became obsessed with it during the summer of 2021. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Ricardo Denis Dec 8, 2021

    Dog Days #1 signals a return to darkness for the pups of the main story. The segments included in this story arent there to be crowd pleasers or alleviate the sadness. That said, the bond the dogs create within the pack is still given its time to shine and points to the light these animals bring to life even when its at its most terrifying. I cant wait for issue #2, even though I dread knowing what each dog went through once the killer steps into their lives. Despite that, Stray Dogs is still a world I want to spend more time in. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Nov 27, 2021

    This is a great little book, shipping as it does a month before the Stray Dogs trade paperback which is due in early January 2022. For both new and returning readers, this book is seamless addition to a number of shaggy, and not so shaggy, dog stories told with the now expected, but still surprising and emotive mix of fun dogs and human horror. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Jan 3, 2022

    Spend time with the Stray Dogs again and get to know them better. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 29, 2021

    Forstner delivers some great visuals throughout the issue. I continue to be in awe at the style of the art and how it perfectly contrasts the dark nature of the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Dec 28, 2021

    'Stray Dogs: Dog Days' #1 brings back the creative team of one of this year's best comics, 'Stray Dogs.' Fleecs, Forstner, and Simpson have more goosebumps to give with this chilling spinoff that gives more background on the dogs whose owners were murdered. Never violently gratuitous but thoroughly suspenseful, 'Dog Days' continues to shock readers whether new or old.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek'd Out - Gregory Brothers Dec 29, 2021

    WhileStray Dogs: Dog Days #1 is not a must-read, it provides a complement to the original series. Like any good horror story, I found myself several times yelling for the victims to run the other way. But of course, that never happens. Fans of the original story will find a bit of bittersweet joy in seeing the lives of some of their favorite dogs. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Dec 29, 2021

    All in all, let this review serve two purposes: 1) to go check out Stray Dogs if you're in the correct mental space for that, and 2) if you're already into Stray Dogs, to check this out. It's a unique aesthetic and emotionally compelling storytelling, and everyone involved should be commended for their work in extending the universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Dec 8, 2021

    Stray Dogs: Dog Days #1 is heartbreaking yet beautifully written and illustrated. One that will not pull punches. It's incredible seeing how emotive these characters have become. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Dec 14, 2021

    In short, get this if you have already read the main series. If you have not then maybe wait until after you have. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Dec 29, 2021

    Overall, Dog Days is a solid issue and brings something new to the fans of the series. We are shown how some of the dogs were abducted, and the after-effects show why Stray Dogs is one of the best new comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Dec 29, 2021

    Stray Dogs is sometimes a hard series to get through, but you get the necessary payoff and resolution in the core series to help balance that out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones Dec 23, 2021

    An interesting view into the lives through the eyes of pets, a unique and new comic arc and something completely different, will be interesting to see where this will go and what the creative team have in store fir us the readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Jawsh Jan 19, 2022

    A MUST to have read and enjoyed the main story.
    These shorts are merely add-ons to add more to the world created in the original miniseries.
    Would they have worked if they were placed in a longer series?
    Maybe.........
    STRAY DOGS: DOG DAYS feels like a tie-in almost. Still enjoyed it for what it was within the context of the series.
    As a standalone it is not good.

  • 6.5
    DDJamesB Jan 1, 2022

    Not sure what this was. It had some ok stories but, it was so brief that it didn't really do much for me.

  • 5.0
    Gizmo Jan 6, 2022

    This is a series of short stories to accompany the main series as a window to view where the supporting cast of dogs came from. It provides a bit of context but is ultimately unnecessary. The story with the cat hits home and the one with the dogs trading the stick for the ball was funny, but the rest are easily forgettable.

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