Thursday, August 20, 2009

MangaCast Review: Dogs: Bullets & Carnage, vol. 1

I just posted a review of Dogs: Bullets & Carnage, vol. 1, on MangaCast. This fast-paced manga has a cinematic quality to it and is full of interesting, yet skillfully violent, characters. MangaCast is a one-stop website for all things manga, from news and reviews to rankings in Japan.

Here's an excerpt from my review:

After snooping around their lair, long-haired and eye-patched Badou is taken hostage by a group of thugs. In a flash of gunfire and violence, his comrade and self-named “stray dog,” Heine, comes to his rescue. With a flair for the dramatic and a seemingly insatiable need to kill, Heine takes out the entire group of captors with his chained semi-automatic handguns ... Having not read the prequel volume, I jumped right into the action, which kept me guessing at who and, at times, what, Badou and Heine are. Are they simple assassins for hire, men out for revenge or something else entirely?

If you're interested in seeing what I thought, you'll have to check out my review! Dogs: Bullets & Carnage is available in the U.S. from Viz.

Review copy provided by the publisher.

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