In December, Bleeding Cool publisher Avatar Press is launching a new six-issue series written by Garth Ennis and drawn by Michael Dipascale, Rover Red Charlie. About three dogs trying to survive together in New York City, during the end of the world. The end of the human world, that is.
ROVER RED CHARLIE #1 (OF 6) (MR)
(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Michael DiPascale
When a worldwide epidemic suddenly rids the Earth of all humans, what happens to man’s best friend? GARTH ENNIS – the master wordsmith of Preacher and Crossed – delivers a story like no other, as a band of canines set out to survive on their own for the first time. This is the story of three best friends at the end of the World. Charlie was a helper dog and he was good at getting his feeders safely around. Now he and his pals Rover and Red must escape the failing New York City and find their way in this new order. Ennis applies his incredible talent for creating rich and complex characters to a whole new species, with this shockingly original tale that is fully painted by Michael Dipascale. Available with a Regular, Wraparound, and a Dog Days Order Incentive cover by series artist Michael Dipascale.
Somewhere between Pride Of Baghdad and Beasts Of Burden perhaps? Avatar publisher William Christensen is a big dog lover, this could be rather close to his heart. Here’s a three page preview, for Bleeding Cool.
And where you have dogs, you have to have cats…
Avatar are giving the Happy Kitty character from Absolution her own one shot, with Christos Gage and Paul Duffield. Well, it worked for Hit-Girl…
ABSOLUTION HAPPY KITTY SPECIAL #1 (MR)
(W) Christos N. Gage (A/CA) Paul Duffield
CHRISTOS GAGE rocked the comics’ community with the events of Absolution: Rubicon! From the ashes of the Polymath’s rampage comes the first special origin issue of fan-favorite character, Happy Kitty! Gage is joined by fan-favorite artist Paul (Freakangels) Duffield who illustrates and colors this issue. She’s just an average teenage girl who likes to play violent video games… with one small exception. She’s also an Enhancile with the gift of agility and precognition that was raised by killers and likes to cut bad people up into tiny cat nip sized bits. Before Happy Kitty finds her new way in life as an enforcer for John Dusk, we are treated to a unique story that reveals how a special little girl became the most ruthless assassin Japan has ever known. I bet the story is killer… hehehehe. Available with Regular, Video Game, Japanese Art, and Character Design Retailer Incentive covers by series artist Paul Duffield.