- Posted by Johanna on June 2, 2012 at 6:00 pm
- Category: Digital and Webcomics
The animals are still trying to figure out who killed the panda, although the scientists care more about it than the creatures do. We open with the giraffes, Biff and Lorraine, arguing over whether their lifestyle is pretty cushy or trapped in a prison. (The answer is both, which is one of the thematic conflicts of the series.) I love Coughlin’s distinctively designed cast. The giraffes are long-necked, of course, but their chins and ears are unusually pointed, which gives them a sense of movement and a unique look.
There’s a lot of menace on display here, from the scientists scheming against each other to the spiders, who aren’t on anyone’s side and have huge strength in numbers. The humans are all nasty, to some degree, especially with their tendency to blow up animals that don’t behave the way they want. It’s an interesting position, rooting for the non-humans against our own type, but the animals’ lifestyle and relationships seem more honest.
Update: I have since been informed that the series is *seven* issues, not six, so there are two more issues of goodness to go.