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By: JD Hardin

Seriously, if you’re not reading 451Media, you’re missing out. The small New York publisher is putting out theImage result for RED DOG #4 best stories in comics right now and Red Dog is currently leading the way. With intense emotion, an unpredictable story and characters you can’t help to identify with, it’s no wonder Red Dog hasn’t ever received a bad review.

Red Dog #4 is scheduled to hit the racks this Wednesday and should fly off the shelves. The incredible staff at 451 know exactly how to draw you into every story and allow you to truly experience every panel as if you were in the book. Red Dog sets itself apart from other comics by bringing you into story that has a good wholesome Lassie feel, but with the danger of Star Trek. Issue #3 left us on the very edge of our seats and #4 does the exact same.

Kyle has put himself in extreme danger in order to rescue Red, a seemingly impossible mission. With the rest of the pack in tow, Kyle ventures further and further away from the colony amid swarms of enemies, predators and a lethal environment. Kyle’s father and uncle lead a search party, desperate to find the colony’s only child.

True to 451 Media’s form, the issue delivers the exact opposite of what was expected. Where past issues move you from one emotion to a complete opposite emotion, the fourth issue leads you from mild excitement to pure terror to incredible dread. The issue crescendo’s into a cliffhanger that will take your breath away.

Issue #4 is irrefutably the best issue in the series to date.

Crank this bad boy to 11!!!

 

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By: JD Hardin

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Red Dog #1 left us with quite the cliffhanger, and #2 definitely puts a nice finish on that. True to 451Media style, Red Dog #2 will pull the floor from beneath your feet.

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After the end of its first issue, I wasn’t sure what to expect in issue two. I thought the story might spiral into all sorts of new dangers, and I couldn’t have been more wrong. Issue #2 gave me a wholesome, lighthearted story that elicited more than a few chuckles and even an “awe” from me. I don’t normally go for the “warm and fuzzy” books. Usually the “Slice of Americana” seems manufactured and disingenuous however, such is not the case here. The sheer amount of pure, kindhearted fun could only come from sincere writers who truly respect a “Norman Rockwell” society, rather than the usual scenario of just trying to profit off one.

The art is clean and crisp with that awesome “rust” coloring that helps keep the danger in the forefront of your mind. The inking is defined without being overbearing, and the emotion portrayed by each characters’ body language and facial expression should be the bench mark that the rest of the comic book industry is compared with. Red Dog #2 reminds us how incredibly entertaining and exhilaration a comic book can really be.

Written by Hollywood action king, Rob Cohen and adapted by the incredibly talented Andi Ewington, Red Dog is a twisting turning tale of adventure and mystery. Reminiscent of classic Americana such as Lassie, the story has a wholesome quality that so many other writers attempt to emulate, but comes as natural as breathing for the 451Media crew. The wholesome goodness is homogenized with overtones of peril. Rob Cohen and Andi Ewington portray the perfect balance of suspense and old fashioned fun. Danger and death seem to be writhing inches away from the reader at all times. Even in an upbeat and overall lighthearted issue such as this, it is never out of mind that doom is kept at bay by little more than a piece of glass.

A perfect 5 out of 5 capes!!!
Be sure to grab it January 11th, 2017!!! And look for it on next week’s What’s Out Wednesday!!!

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