Thursday, July 9, 2015

Creature Cops: Special Varmint Unit

Creature Cops: Special Varmint Unit
author: Rob Anderson
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.54
book published: 2015
rating: 3
read at: 2015/07/09
date added: 2015/07/09
shelves: graphic-novels
'Creature Cops: Special Varmint Unit' by Rob Anderson is the kind of strange story that could probably works best in the medium of the graphic novel.

In the near future, animals are being spliced together to form other animals, like a panda-dog or a gator-snake. In order to keep these creatures at bay you need a special kind of handler, and that's where the Creature Cops come in. One cop in particular, Kaminski, is a grizzled veteran who has seen his fair share of action. He looks soft, but is tough where it counts. He and is rookie partner discover a murdered beast alongside a human. They may have stumbled on to something bigger. It turns out to be a group creating illegal hybrids and something even darker and more sinister.

It's a police procedural mixed with the bizarre. The characters are all here: the down on his luck veteran, the wide-eyed rookie, the tough captain. The animals are not portrayed as menacing, for the most part. I liked it well enough. The animals are strangely drawn, and I did like the sinister twist, but the cop stuff all felt perhaps a bit too cliche for me.

I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors, IDW Publishing, and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.

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