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Title:
Dead of winter : good good dog
Other title(s):
Good good dog
ISBN:
9781620105542

9781620104835
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
Portland, OR : Oni Press, 2018.
Physical Description:
101 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
"Based on the game by Plaid Hat Games."--Title page verso.

""This volume collects issues #1-4 of the Oni Press series Dead of Winter : Good good dog"--Title page verso."
Summary:
"In the pantheon of superheroes, none are more lovable and loyal than everyone's favorite good ol' dog, Sparky. Surviving in the wintry apocalypse of the undead, this former TV show stunt dog turned zombie killing machine just wants to make friends and be a good, good boy. As his fellow survivors scavenge for supplies in the frigid wasteland, will Sparky be able to protect his companions from threats both undead and otherwise?"-- $c Unedited summary from page [4] of cover.
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"In the pantheon of superheroes, none are more lovable and loyal than everyone's favorite good ol' dog, Sparky. Surviving in the wintry apocalypse of the undead, this former TV show stunt dog turned zombie killing machine just wants to make friends and be a good, good boy. As his fellow survivors scavenge for supplies in the frigid wasteland, will Sparky be able to protect his companions from threats both undead and otherwise?"-- $c Unedited summary from page [4] of cover.


Summary

Air Bud meets The Walking Dead!

From the tabletop smash hit comes this new comic series starring your favorite characters from Plaid Hat Games' DEAD OF WINTER , written by Kyle Starks (the Eisner Award-nominated Sexcastle ), and illustrated by Gabo ( The Life After ).

In the pantheon of superheroes, none are more loveable and loyal than everyone's favorite good ol' dog, Sparky. Surviving in the wintery apocalypse of the undead, this former TV show stunt dog turned zombie killing machine just wants to make friends and be a good boy. As his fellow survivors scavenge for supplies in the frigid wasteland, will Sparky be able to protect his companions from threats both undead and otherwise? Collects issues #1-4 from the "Good Good Dog" storyline from DEAD OF WINTER !


Author Notes

Kyle Starks is an Eisner Award-nominated comic creator from Southern Indiana. He is the writer and occasional artist of Oni Press's Rick and Morty series based on the hit Adult SwimTM show, and his Image Comics books Sexcastle and Rock Candy Mountain . He is the creator of the graphic novel Kill Them All graphic novel from Oni Press.

Gabo, also known as Gabriel Bautista, is a Chicago-based illustrator who has worked for DC Comics, Image Comics and Oni Press. On top of being a 2015 Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award nominee, he is also an Eisner and Harvey Award winner. He spends 99% of his time in a burrow designed to replicate his home world in the Gamma sector of Alpha Centauri.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-A zombie apocalypse has shaken the world, but a team of fearless survivors are fighting back. With them is an unusual hero. Sparky, a golden retriever, seems immune to the zombie virus and serves as a courageous attack dog when things get tough. The group must band together and face a new challenge: a deranged (but still human) police officer. Based on a tabletop board game, this story tries to add a twist to the popular zombie survival narrative with faithful, yet deadly, Sparky but unfortunately falls flat. The human characters, who dominate the work despite the attempts to highlight Sparky, are relatively clichéd and one-dimensional. They are each introduced with a brief description of who they were before the apocalypse, but with the exception of brash and disruptive Forrest, they are indistinguishable, making the narrative hard to follow. While Sparky is a novel idea, he gets relatively little screen time in comparison. The art is adequate but lackluster. -VERDICT A pale imitation of stronger zombie or postapocalyptic fiction. Recommended only for libraries with big fans of the board game.-Maryanne Olson, Queens Borough Public Library, NY © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Beginning a series based on the eponymous board game, this follows a group of survivors during a brutal winter that they spend trying to avoid getting eaten by zombies. They find themselves hunkered down in a warehouse with a unique weapon: a fighting, zombie-­immune dog! Sparky is a sweet golden retriever and a superhero of sorts. In this blend of humor and horror, readers will notice lots of character types that should be familiar from the game. The stereotypes feel intentional and add to the humorous tone. While it has plenty of gore, dread, and foul language, those ingredients don't consume the story; this book is fairly tame compared to many zombie comics. The artwork is dark, and the characters appear cartoony. There are several flashbacks of Sparky before the apocalypse, and in those panels rendered in completely muted tones, only his red cape and collar stand out. Recommend to older teens and new adults who enjoy The Walking Dead but are looking for some lighter fare.--Temple, Suzanne Copyright 2018 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-A zombie apocalypse has shaken the world, but a team of fearless survivors are fighting back. With them is an unusual hero. Sparky, a golden retriever, seems immune to the zombie virus and serves as a courageous attack dog when things get tough. The group must band together and face a new challenge: a deranged (but still human) police officer. Based on a tabletop board game, this story tries to add a twist to the popular zombie survival narrative with faithful, yet deadly, Sparky but unfortunately falls flat. The human characters, who dominate the work despite the attempts to highlight Sparky, are relatively clichéd and one-dimensional. They are each introduced with a brief description of who they were before the apocalypse, but with the exception of brash and disruptive Forrest, they are indistinguishable, making the narrative hard to follow. While Sparky is a novel idea, he gets relatively little screen time in comparison. The art is adequate but lackluster. -VERDICT A pale imitation of stronger zombie or postapocalyptic fiction. Recommended only for libraries with big fans of the board game.-Maryanne Olson, Queens Borough Public Library, NY © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Beginning a series based on the eponymous board game, this follows a group of survivors during a brutal winter that they spend trying to avoid getting eaten by zombies. They find themselves hunkered down in a warehouse with a unique weapon: a fighting, zombie-­immune dog! Sparky is a sweet golden retriever and a superhero of sorts. In this blend of humor and horror, readers will notice lots of character types that should be familiar from the game. The stereotypes feel intentional and add to the humorous tone. While it has plenty of gore, dread, and foul language, those ingredients don't consume the story; this book is fairly tame compared to many zombie comics. The artwork is dark, and the characters appear cartoony. There are several flashbacks of Sparky before the apocalypse, and in those panels rendered in completely muted tones, only his red cape and collar stand out. Recommend to older teens and new adults who enjoy The Walking Dead but are looking for some lighter fare.--Temple, Suzanne Copyright 2018 Booklist