Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Writers: Kristen Deacon, Audrey Elizabeth, Fernando Ruiz, Joelle Selner
Artist: Tony Fleecs, Fernando Ruiz, Rob Robbins
If you ever experience the phenomenon known as ‘dog broody’, the first ever comic from Boo the Dog is guaranteed to set off the fireworks.
If you’re not already acquainted with Boo, his tagline is “the world’s cutest dog”. And you will not find many people who would disagree with this statement. And many more will squeal knowing that he is coming to comic form.
The first part of this review is going to answer the question: is the comic cute and adorable? Yes, yes it is. You only see Boo in comic form (no real-life images) but this doesn’t prevent any sort of longing for a small fluffy dog. Boo is also joined by his two canine pals (Buddy and Blueberry Pie), so even if Boo isn’t the kind of breed you would go for you’ll still find a dog to coo over.
The first issue comes with three stand alone stories. Each of them creative in their own way, but all including themes of friendship and the special bond between pets and their owners (or ‘human’ as the comic delightfully puts it). All the stories are bite-sized and super easy to follow. Making it a great addition to a children’s book shelf.
Each story is illustrated by a different artist and has its own unique twist. But each artistic twist still follows the rule that this comic needs to be cute. Each artist has done that justice, while still bringing their own personal style to the pages.
Boo the Dog will probably not go down in history as one of the greatest comics ever, but it could definitely go down as one of the cutest. Children, dog-parents, and people-who-wish-they-were-dog-parents will all find themselves cooing at the pages.