injury sustained during a hunting excursion with his family, his infected wolf
bite combined with the hormonal changes of puberty triggers a disturbing
physical transformation. Now he’s forced to confront his Deep South upbringing
and monsters far worse than what he’s become!
especially these days. Then you add in
having an overbearing father, who also happens to be a stereotypical Southern
dad. Take all that and throw in a
metamorphosis far beyond the normal adolescent body changes, and things are
going to get really tough. These are the punches that Southern Dog hit us with, and they’re not holding back.
for it within just the first issue. It’s
made pretty evident that young Jasper has dealt with his fair share of problems
growing up in his southern town. Living
in his brother’s shadow, trying to meet his father’s expectations, and racial
struggles in school are all in the picture.
The last thing he would have imagined though was being a victim of prejudice because he was packing fangs and a full coat of fur.
in this deep southern town. The one
thing I was a bit unsure of was a mixture of coloring styles, namely when it
came to animals. Although I appreciated
the effort to make them more realistic, it threw me off seeing the
difference. Beyond that though,
everything looked great.
them in a compelling and creative way. It’s
not an easy task to take a topic like discrimination and approach it with a supernatural
angle, yet Action Lab pulls it off. I
really enjoy coming across stories like this which balances the normal and
supernatural so well. If you’re looking
for a title like that, then Southern Dog is one you should treat yourself to.
titles, check out Action