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We’ve been talking up DOBERMAN #1 for months and finally the issue has reached the hands of readers everywhere. This love letter to 80s action films has received a lot of support and kind words and we thought we’d share some with you.
- Fanboy Comics’s Contributor Tim Palmer wrote an ecstatic review of the first issue.
- “Doberman is rife with nostalgia, presenting scenarios and character types we have grown to love and expect from the buddy cop and action movie genres, and relishing in those tropes with aplomb. Using these well-loved familiarities writers Scott Marder, Rob Rosell, and Jack Lambert craft their own original and inventive story and give us something that feels fresh and new, and perfectly suited for the comic book format.”
- WatchPlayRead’s Kara O’Connor describes DOBERMAN in terms of a blend of the 80s manliest action stars.
- “Doberman is part Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon, part Bruce Willis in Die Hard and a pinch of Chuck Norris thrown in for good measure. Fighting crimes and laying on heavy sarcasm, Doberman protects the streets of LA with a pretzel stick dangling from his mouth.”
- While we recoiled at first at The Outhousers’s Alex Knight comparing DOBERMAN to a Michael Bay film, the distinct lack of Shia increases the chances of being compared to a good movie.
- “It’s unashamedly dumb fun. It’s practically a Michael Bay comic with the script complete and a merciful lack of Shia LaBeouf, doused in masculinity.”