Review: Brooklyn Animal Control One-Shot
I tried really hard to like the Brooklyn Animal Control one-shot. As a Brooklynite exiled to the suburbs, any book with a Brooklyn theme grabs my attention. I love the idea, written by J.T. Petty, behind this book: Mafia like clans of werewolves warring amongst themselves, and against a secret elite police force tasked with fighting werewolf organized crime. Also, the art by Stephen Thompson is good, and sequentially it flows like a police procedural. Nonetheless, I really could not get into this one. This reads more like an issue zero, with all its explications and introductions.
I read across the web that this one was previously released digitally back sometime in 2013, and that it has been picked up by the USA channel for a pilot. It’s been getting a lot of press lately, so that’s probably the main reason behind this timely print release.
However, I do look forward to the the television pilot–it seems to be attracting a lot of big names (i.e. Clea DuVall)–and I am glad I read the book to get the story behind the show; but I can only recommend this one if you too are into mafia themed shows.
As a one-shot it doesn’t really stand alone as a must have story. Then again, who knows, if the show makes it big, it might become a collectible.
Story: J.T. Petty Art: Stephen Thompson
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read
IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.