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Dingo #1: Return of the MacGuffin

Posted on: November 30, 2009

We all have that one family member who manages to do the one thing that totally annoys you. The cousin who got evicted and needs to live on your couch “for a while.” The teenager who takes the car out for a joyride and gets in “a small accident, no big deal.” The brother who is too busy being stupidly famous to realize that he left a mysterious and potentially dangerous artifact in the back of that sportscar he just sold. Wait, what?

Well, this is BOOM! Studios’ Dingo. Rick Asher is the world’s biggest rock star, and he’s done something stupid. He’s sold a Ferrari just before leaving on a world tour and he forgot a little something in the trunk: a mysterious box that contains something that can cause something bad to happen. And, no, I’m not being vague to shy away from spoilers, I honestly have no idea what’s in the box. Naked photos? Marsellus’ soul? The list of KFC spices? Whatever it is, Rick’s tough-as-nails brother Dingo (and his newfound gigantic canine companion, Cerberus) will stop at nothing to get it back.

This four-issue limited series is written by Michael Alan Nelson (28 Days Later, Fall of Cthulu), who I am quickly becoming a fan of. He’s beginning to show his versatility as an author, shying away from the horror-oriented comics he usually writes and venturing into new territory including (GASP) humor. It is also drawn by Francesco Biagini (Dead Run), who does some interesting juxtaposition between panels, as well as an amazing job drawing the sorta-creepy looking Cerberus.

Needless to say, I’m curious to see where this story is going and will wholeheartedly recommend it. But you don’t have to take my word for it! Check out the preview of Dingo #1 below and see for yourself.

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