Feral #1 Advance Review: Purr-fectly Executed

Feral #1 advance review

Read our advance review of Feral #1 from Image Comics, written by Tony Fleecs with art by Trish Forstner and Tone Rodriguez.

We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!

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Feral #1 Advance Review:

After the runaway success of Stray Dogs, the team is back together for a story best described as The Walking Dead, but with Don Bluth-style cats.

“I didn’t want to read it because I’m scared,” offered host Pete LePage. “Stray Dogs was insane. It was twisted and f**ked up. But it was drawn so lovingly, and so cute and adorable… So I was very nervous about this going in. But you can’t say enough about the art, really so cute in a mischievous way… Also really great backmatter, love the cat letters and touching in memoriam. This is tense, but enjoyable.”

Justin Tyler agreed, saying, “This is great… It is a great follow up, the way that these books that [Tony Fleec] has done really capture cuteness but have dread right underneath in the story is really hard to do. It’s almost like a little magic trick. To do a similar magic trick twice is exceptionally difficult. And this feels like it is very much on board.”

Alex Zalben called the book “a genius idea, perfectly executed, both from the writing and the art perspective. Another big win for this team. And this is, as they talk about in the backmatter, an ongoing series which is different from Stray Dogs. I have no idea where they’re going to go with this, and I am really excited to follow this book.”

Feral #1 hits stores on March 27 from Image Comics.

Feral #1 Official Synopsis:

Meet Elsie, Lord Fluffy Britches, and Patch, three indoor cats lost in the not-so-great outdoors during a nightmarish rabies outbreak.
Without their humans to protect them, the cats rush to find their way home before they’re eaten by the forest full of rabid beasts on their tails.
Don’t get bit.
Don’t get scratched.
Don’t become…FERAL.

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