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The Resource Dead of winter, Good good dog, written by Kyle Starks ; illustrated and colored by Gabo ; lettered by Crank!

Dead of winter, Good good dog, written by Kyle Starks ; illustrated and colored by Gabo ; lettered by Crank!

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Dead of winter, Good good dog
Title
Dead of winter
Title part
Good good dog
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written by Kyle Starks ; illustrated and colored by Gabo ; lettered by Crank!
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Good good dog
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eng
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?"--
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Review
  • Grades 10-12 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 (Reviewed 4/15/2018) (Booklist, vol 114, number 16, p36)
  • 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 --Maryanne Olson (Reviewed 02/01/2018) (School Library Journal, vol 64, issue 2, p110)
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10643215
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YDX
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Starks, Kyle
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illustrations
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no index present
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fiction
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comics graphic novels
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  • Bautista, Gabriel
  • Crank!
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  • Dogs
  • Zombies
  • Survival
  • Winter
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Good and evil
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good good dog
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Dead of winter, Good good dog, written by Kyle Starks ; illustrated and colored by Gabo ; lettered by Crank!
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  • "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
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1924797
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
101 pages
Isbn
9781620104835
Lccn
2017952713
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9781620104835
  • (OCoLC)1014060523
Label
Dead of winter, Good good dog, written by Kyle Starks ; illustrated and colored by Gabo ; lettered by Crank!
Publication
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1924797
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
101 pages
Isbn
9781620104835
Lccn
2017952713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781620104835
  • (OCoLC)1014060523

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