I remember getting to read the first issue of Garth Ennis' new series Rover Red Charlie early so I could do up some interview questions for Ennis and artist Michael Dipascale about the series. The story was simple, following three dogs as they try to survive and understand as a worldwide plague destroys mankind. It was brutal and heart-wrenching and like nothing else I'd read before. It comes across differently than any other post-apocalyptic story out there because the lead characters rely on humanity to exist and now there is no humanity left… just violent killers.
It's a very well written, beautifully drawn book and if you haven't read it, do yourself the favor and at least look through it at comic shops this week.
Rover Red Charlie TPB
GARTH ENNIS – the creator of Preacher and Crossed – RoverRedCharlie-Vol-1-TPB delivers a story like no other, as an unlikely band of canines set out to survive in a world gone horribly mad. When a worldwide plague wipes out humanity, what happens to man's best friend? Charlie was a helper dog and he was good at it. Now he and his friends Rover and Red must escape the bloody city and find their way in this strange master-less new world. Ennis applies his incredible talent for shockingly original tales and spot-on dialogue in this fully painted story will change the way you look at pets and takes you on a spiritual journey of rediscovery through the eyes of these canine best friends. Rover Red Charlie Vol 1 TP collects issues #1-6 of the comic book series.