Strayed #1 (Review) Not Your Average Kitty
Written by Carlos Giffoni
Drawn and Colored by Juan Doe
Lettered by Matt Krotzer
Edited by Chas! Pangburn
Cover A by Juan Doe
Cover B by Dustin Nguyen
Published by Dark Horse Comics
***1st Issue Spoilers***
I had no idea what this book was about when I picked it for this review. I’m not sure if someone told me that it was about a cat with the ability to travel astrally if I would’ve wanted to read it. I guess I’m more of a dog person. Since I’m here that wasn’t the case and I’m beyond thrilled that I did read this book! The art alone will blow your mind! Let’s start with the fact that this story centers around a military scientist Kiara Rodriguez and her cat Lou. She has invented a universal translator of sorts. The device changes brainwaves into a form of coherent language. Lou, however, is much more than a talking cat. He can travel throughout the galaxy astrally and then return to his body and tell them all about where he’s been. The military orders Kiara to have Lou set out to find a planet that has resources. You’d think that we must be looking for a planet with resources to settle and colonize. There seems to be a difference of opinion of what colonize means between the scientists vs the military. That and so much more takes place in this jam-packed 1st issue of Strayed!
This book was brilliantly written by Carlos Giffoni. He shines bright in this spectacular science-fiction surprise hit. In all seriousness when I first saw the cover with the cat I was having bad flashbacks about the cat from Captain Marvel. A page or two was all it took for me to fall in love with this book. I can’t wait to read issue #2!
Juan Doe Tackled all the artistic chores in this book, that right there is an incredible undertaking but he killed it! The vibrant colors in this book blend or offset each other perfectly. The look of this book is masterful and simply breathtaking. Just go into your local shop an flip through this book and you’ll instantly fall in love. Juan made a fan for life out of me.
Do yourself a favor and get to your favorite place to buy comics and grab a copy of Strayed # 1. It’s ok you can thank me later. This book was so good I’ve read it through four times already. If you’re looking for a story in a league all it’s own you just found it, now get it and read it! Strayed # 1 is on shelves now get yours today! As always Please Like, Comment, Share, and Keep, it Geek!
do yourself a favor and get to your favorite place to buy comics and grab a copy of Strayed # 1