Review: Stray Dogs #5

Written by Tony Fleecs
Art by Trish Forstner
Colors by Brad Simpson
Layout artist: Tone Rodriguez

Time’s up. No more sniffing around, no more barking, no more hiding. The dogs have to get out of this house. Now. But standing between them and freedom is their best friend…and their worst nightmare. They say there’s no such thing as a bad dog, just bad owners. Final issue.”

The end is here, and what a ride it has been. Stray Dogs has easily been one of the best books of 2021, and one of my favorites of all time. The emotional impact was so much more than I think I’ve had with any comic. I’ve cried. I’ve rejoiced. I’ve been afraid. I’ve been shocked. The story is a blend of a horror movie and a cute cartoon, and it absolutely nailed the landing.

Issue five really hit me hard on many levels. My emotions seemed to bounce back and forth between sorrow and relief. There was so much to love. And the ending was just perfect.

The art was so impactful in this issue. It was dynamic and felt like the climax of a horror movie, watching desperately as the characters you’re cheering on try to escape the nightmare. The colors were beautifully done. The lettering is spot on.

Do not miss this final issue. Out this week.


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