Three stories set in the post-apocalyptic world of a boy and his telepathically linked dog—inspiration for the Fallout video games and Mad Max movies.
The cycle begins with “Eggsucker,” which chronicles the early years of the association between fourteen‑year‑old loner Vic and his brilliant, telepathic dog. The saga continues and expands in “A Boy and His Dog,” in which Blood shows just how much smarter he is than Vic, and Vic shows how loyal he can be. The story continues in “Run, Spot, Run,” the first part of Ellison’s promised novel of the cycle, Blood’s a Rover. Here Vic and Blood find surprising new ways to get into trouble—but getting out of it may be beyond even their combined talents.
Noted fantasy and science fiction writer Ellison ( Angry Candy ) and Corben (the Den series) form an ideally matched team in this forceful adaptation of Ellison's novella A Boy and His Dog. Vic and his telepathic dog, Blood, struggle to endure in the aftermath of nuclear war. But when Blood sniffs out Quilla June--a girl who has come disguised as a boy to the womanless nuclear wasteland from an underground world (to which the population has fled from destruction)--Vic discovers love while Blood sees his own survival threatened. Quilla June's haunting question, ``Do you know what love is?,'' envelops the ending in a poignant irony as Vic must choose to save the life of one--Quilla June or Blood--at the expense of the other. As always, Corben's visuals are a dramatic blend of bold linework, light and color. He's as convincing in depicting a violent clash as he is in creating a scene of limpid eroticism.