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Stray Dogs is Horror for the Dogs from Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner

In September it was announced that the upcoming comic series Stray Dogs by Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner had been optioned by Paramount Animation. But, the comic hadn’t really been announced at that point and details were scarce. With a press release today, we now know the five-issue series debut, Stray Dogs #1, will be released by Image Comics in February 2021.

As the mystery unfolds over each issue of the comic book series, fans will be treated with special Horror Movie homage variants that feature a canine spin on the iconic imagery. The first, of course, will be a nod to Silence of the Lambs.

It’s scary being the new dog. In this suspenseful new series, readers meet Sophie, a dog who can’t remember what happened. She doesn’t know how she ended up in this house. She doesn’t recognize any of these other dogs. She knows something terrible happened, but she just…can’t…recall…WAIT! Where’s her lady? Now Sophie has to figure out where she is, what’s happening, and how she’s going to survive this.

Stray Dogs #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, February 17.

Stray Dogs #1

Preview: My Little Pony/Transformers #4 (of 4)

My Little Pony/Transformers #4 (of 4)

(W) James Asmus, Ian Flynn (A) Sara Pitre-Durocher (A/CA) Tony Fleecs
In Shops: Nov 04, 2020
SRP: $3.99

When the Insecticons descend upon Sweet Apple Acres and begin devouring the Apple family’s crop, it’s up to AJ and her siblings to rally to save the farm! Meanwhile, Optimus Prime and Twilight Sparkle finally band together the ponies and the Autobots to get things back to normal. The finale you’ve been waiting for is here!

My Little Pony/Transformers #4 (of 4)

Rick and Morty are Worlds Apart in 2021

Oni Press and Lion Forge have announced a brand-new Rick and Morty comic miniseries— Rick and Morty: Worlds Apart, coming February 2021.

Based on the hit series and Emmy-winning fourth season of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty™, it’s going to get crazy for the Smiths and Rick Sanchez as new favorite characters collide in Rick and Morty: Worlds Apart. Catch the outrageous Balthromaw and his band of dragon adventurers in an all-new, tantalizing adventure where only Morty can save them. And when Teddy Rick shows up and ruins Rick’s ultimate vacation plan, no one is safe!

The four-part miniseries will feature the creative team of Josh Trujillo, Tony Fleecs, Jarrett Williams, Leonardo Ito, and Crank! They’ll bring to life, including perhaps the kinkiest team of super-villains to ever grace a comic-book page!

Rick and Morty: Worlds Apart joins other Rick and Morty comics as they hit the shelves in 2021, including new issues in the Rick and Morty Presents series, Rick and Morty: Ever After, and more.

Rick and Morty: Worlds Apart is slated to launch February 3, 2021.

Rick and Morty: Worlds Apart

Preview: My Little Pony/Transformers #3 (of 4)

My Little Pony/Transformers #3 (of 4)

(W) James Asmus, Sam Maggs (A) Priscilla Tramontano, Jack Lawrence (CA) Tony Fleecs
In Shops: Oct 07, 2020
SRP: $3.99

When Fluttershy and Discord’s tea time is interrupted by Soundwave, it’s robot logic vs. whimsical chaos! And Dash, sure that she can fly faster than any Autobot can drive, finds herself in a race with the one and only Windblade-let’s just hope Crasher and his Decepticon friends don’t make things too dangerous.

My Little Pony/Transformers #3 (of 4)

Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner’s Stray Dogs Gets Nabbed by Paramount Animation

Stray Dogs #1

Though the comic’s details are hush hush, Stray Dogs by Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner has been grabbed by Paramount Animation.

The horror comic is getting a script by Mark Perez with Gary Dauberman‘s Coin Operated producing.

Perez has written such films as Herbie Fully Loaded, Accepted, and Game Night among others. Gary Dauberman is a horror vet having directed Annabelle Comes Home and was the executive producer on the recent Swamp Thing television series.

Fleecs and Forstner have worked together previously on IDW Publishing’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic series.

Stray Dogs will be released in 2021 by Image Comics and is described as “Silence of the Lambs meets Lady and the Tramp.”

Expect the news to boost orders when they finally go live based on the news of a film in the works.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

Preview: My Little Pony/Transformers #2 (of 4)

My Little Pony/Transformers #2 (of 4)

(W) Sam Maggs, Ian Flynn (A) Sara Pitre-Durocher, Casey Coller (CA) Tony Fleecs
In Shops: Sep 02, 2020
SRP: $3.99

It’s Spike and Grimlock’s time to shine as they take on the Decepticons! Meanwhile, Pinkie Pie is determined to share as much knowledge about Equestrian and Autobot cuisine as possible with her new friends… which is why she invites Gauge to her kitchen for a live baking show! But things get a bit too spicy when Shockwave shows up.

My Little Pony/Transformers #2 (of 4)

Preview: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #89

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #89

(W) Ted Anderson (A) Tony Fleecs (CA) Andy Price
In Shops: Aug 12, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Season 10 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic begins! Explore new worlds and go on new adventures with your favorite fillies! Twilight’s first act as Queen of Equestria is to send the Mane 6 to explore mysterious-and potentially dangerous-areas of Equestria. When Applejack, Zeocra, Rockhoof, and Tempest travel to Zecora’s home country, they meet a zebra named Marini-and learn exciting, surprising information about Zecora, the magical ponieskelpies and abada, and the not-so-magical zebras who live there!

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #89

Review: My Little Pony/Transformers #1

MY LITTLE PONY/TRANSFORMERS #1

Two properties that I’d not expect to crossover are My Little Pony and Transformers. The exception might be the more kid-friendly Transformers: Cyberverse or Rescue Bots. The concept of robots that turn into things and ponies in the same universe just doesn’t quite jive. Not to mention the fact My Little Pony, in my little experience, doesn’t exactly scream intergalactic civil war, lasers, and death. But, despite being so different, My Little Pony/Transformers #1 actually works!

The story is simple. An evil wizard pony wants allies and through a spell accidentally pulls Decepticons and Autobots through their space bridge into the world of My Little Pony. From there, the battle begins as Decepticons attempt to take over Equestria while the Autobots play their best defense and try to figure out what’s going on.

My Little Pony/Transformers #1 actually features two stories but they’re blended together in a seamless transition that makes it so it’s not noticeable at all. James Asmus handles the first story involving the mashing of worlds while Ian Flynn does the second focused on Arcee who takes on Starscream.

Despite the tonal differences between the two properties, the comic works and works well. The strengths of each are played off of each other and the general “wtf” reaction from everyone makes the story feel a bit more grounded. The characters seem to recognize the silliness of it all in a sort of meta self-awareness.

The violence of the Transformers is downplayed a bit and lets face it, the Decepticons would probably roll through Equestria fairly quickly if they wanted. But instead of the violence we get Starscream’s ego being his downfall and logically preventing a genocide of ponies. He wants the adulation and followers, and needs ponies the achieve that.

The art style of the comic is interesting with Tony Fleecs and Jack Lawrence handling the first and second stories. Their styles are really close to each other so there’s a pretty easy transition from one to the other. The Transformers are adapted to be more in the style of My Little Pony and I think that’s the one thing I don’t enjoy. It’d have been interesting visually to have each kept their distinctive look and style. The tone of the series would be different though and it wouldn’t be as kid-friendly as likely. Visually though, it could have been cool.

Fleecs, Lauren Perry, and Luis Antonio Delgado provide the colors for the comic, and Jake M. Wood and Neil Uyetake handle lettering. The art team really set the tone of the series making it much more geared towards younger readers. A shift in look more towards the Transformers could have made the result feel a bit more adult.

The concept might seem like it shouldn’t work but the team pulls My Little Pony/Transformers #1 off. It doesn’t take itself too seriously and seems to know it’s a bit goofy. But, more importantly, it knows it should just have fun. I never mashed up these toys into battle together as a kid but as an adult I get to see what might have been and escape into some innocent and fun entertainment.

Story: James Asmus, Ian Flynn Art: Tony Fleecs, Jack Lawrence
Color: Tony Fleecs, Lauren Perry, Luis Antonio Delgado Letterer: Jake M. Wood, Neil Uyetake
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: My Little Pony/Transformers #1

My Little Pony/Transformers #1

(W) James Asmus, Ian Flynn (A) Jack Lawrence (A/CA) Tony Fleecs
In Shops: Aug 05, 2020
SRP: $3.99

When Queen Chrysalis casts a spell looking for more changelings, she accidentally interferes with a malfunctioning Spacebridge! What’s this mean for our favorite fillies? There are suddenly a bunch of Autobots and Decepticons in Equestria! And as the dust settles, Rarity and Arcee find themselves teaming up against a hostile Decepticon force…

My Little Pony/Transformers #1

Preview: My Little Pony: Feats of Friendship Vol. 1

My Little Pony: Feats of Friendship Vol. 1

(W) Ian Flynn (A/CA) Tony Fleecs
In Shops: Jun 24, 2020
SRP: $9.99

Come one, come all and join the Young Six at the School of Friendship’s very first sporting event – the Feats of Friendship! As Sandbar, Smolder, Gallus, Ocellus, Yona, and Silverstream prepare for the new competition, they realize they’re going to need one more pony to round out their team. Enter Swift Foot, a mysterious new exchange student! But will she help strengthen the Young Six’s bonds of friendship-or just drive them apart?

My Little Pony: Feats of Friendship Vol. 1
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