Wednesday, March 14, 2018

A Dog In a Cape Fighting Zombies - Yes Please!

TITLE: Dead of Winter - Good Boy (Dead of Winter #1)
AUTHOR: Kyle Starks, Gabo, Erica Henderson (illustrator)
PUBLISHING DATE: April 17, 2018

FROM GOODREADS: Air Bud meets The Walking Dead! 

From the tabletop smash hit comes this new comic series starring your favorite characters from Plaid Hat Games' DEAD OF WINTER, written by Kyle Starks (the Eisner Award-nominated Sexcastle), and illustrated by Gabo (The Life After).

In the pantheon of superheroes, none are more loveable and loyal than everyone's favorite good ol' dog, Sparky. Surviving in the wintery apocalypse of the undead, this former TV show stunt dog turned zombie killing machine just wants to make friends and be a 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? Collects issues #1-4 from the "Good Good Dog" storyline from DEAD OF WINTER!

MY THOUGHTS: "Dead of Winter" was a super quick graphic novel which I managed to read in one setting. It follows a group of survivors stuck in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. And no matter how tough or rough the situation, Sparky, who used to have his own show prior to the outbreak, always manages to show up and save these stupid peoples' behinds.

I found the artwork in "Dead of Winter" very enjoyable. It was a lot of black and white, probably because it's set during the winter, with other bright colors thrown in. Sparky appears to be a golden retriever or a lab and is always wearing a red cape, as we all know must heroes should.

"Dead of Winter" touts itself as a spin-off comic from a game I've not heard of. However, it does stand on its own and at times, was quite humorous because it tends to make fun of some well-known zombie tropes. If you enjoy graphic novels, zombie or dogs, you've no excuse for picking this one up.



  1. Haha - what a great title - where do you find all these great books?
    Lynn :D

  2. Yep, sounds like fun to me. I love a dog as a superhero.

  3. Probably not my kind of read, knowing myself but that dog looks adorable even if the rest of the cover isn't exactly cute. Haha :D

  4. Zombies are always fun. Interesting cover.

  5. This sounds like so much fun! I love dogs and zombies so I would probably like this one.

  6. Sparky the zombie killing dog made me laugh so -- I love it! It sounds like a gloriously fun read!

  7. If this was a novel I think I'd read it!

  8. Oooh! Added this one to my TBR! :)