Comic Review: Man's Best Friend Seeks Revenge in 'Good Boy'
It's not every day that a concept for a comic takes me completely by surprise, but that was certainly the case with the upcoming comic from the folks over at Source Point Press called Good Boy.
Recently I had the pleasure of reading a preview issue of the new comic series, Good Boy, which was provided to me by Source Point Press. The comic launched as a Kickstarter project and was fully funded in only three days.
Take John Wick, but in reverse. Rather than a man seeking bloody revenge over the death of his beloved dog, here we have a dog seeking bloody revenge over the death of his master (although, you can tell that this book is a lot more than that).
The writing by Garrett Gunn and Christina Blanch is witty, extremely fun and you can tell there is a real plan in mind for our anti-hero, Flint, in the issues to come. The art by Kit Wallis is also near perfection for a subject matter of this kind. Flint (the dog) is both cute and tough at the same time, which is exactly how it should be.
Set in a world where humans and dogs are equals, Good Boy is a thrill-packed treat for anyone who loves action, dogs, and good stories.
Flint Sparks and his human Jon, both former mercenaries, have settled down in quiet retirement from an industry where the job is supposed to be forever. But, unlike anyone before, they found a way out. However, this new life, filled with peace and joy is not to be.
In the dead of night, some of their former “colleagues”, who disagree with their decision to retire, break into their home and murder Jon, leaving Flint alive in the bloody aftermath.
That was their first mistake.
But don’t worry - they haven’t seen anything yet.
In order to get your paws on this series, tell your local comic shop you want them to order this book and put it on your pull list. The Good Boy Kickstarter page can be found here, which as I mentioned has already been funded. You can also head on over to Source Point Press for more information about Good Boy.
Good Boy alternative covers can be found below: