Tails of the Pet Avengers
published by Marvel Comics
Pet Avengers? Ugh, it sounds silly. At least that's how I dismissed it when the original mini came out.
This was really fun and I can't think of ever seeing anyone say anything bad about the original mini so I have a sneaking suspicion it was really fun too.
Great, now I have one more thing to order.
Beginnings and Endings
by Chris Eliopoulos and Ig Guara
I missed the boat on the whole Frog Thor thing way back whenever, but this was a good concise 5 page story with a good character arc and some action to boot. Great art, way better than I was expecting. Great colors by Chris Sotomayor. This art team should be on something bigger than a Pet Avengers one-shot.
My Enemy, My Friend
by Chris Eliopoulos and Gurihiru
This is the regular creative team from the original mini, right? Damn, this was just like reading a cartoon. Maybe it's just a bit too cute, but it's hard not to like a sabretooth tiger being followed around by baby t-rexes.
Terrier on the High Seas
by Colleen Coover
I have no clue who this dog is. Again, cute story, nice art. Seriously, who da fug is this dog?
by Scott Gray and Gurihiru
Lockjaw! Mad-Dog! Yeah, that there is a recipe for good comics. I like this Gurihiru guy, his cartoony and emotive characters are great for these kinds of stories.
by Buddy Scalera and Chris Eliopoulos
Eliopoulos's art is way more stylized than everything else here, but I like it. Lockheed is probably my favorite character in this book, but he's really just got a bit part in this so that's a little disappointing.
Birds of a Different Feather
by Joe Caramagna and Colleen Coover
The art here maybe felt a little rough compared to Coover's other short, but I think Caramagna's story was one of the strongest in the issue.
I really liked this lot. Tails of the Pet Avengers exemplifies what modern all ages books should be. It takes established fringe Marvel characters and puts them into a format that anyone can pick up and enjoy regardless of age.