Harlan Ellison | Critical Review by Ray Olson

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Critical Review by Ray Olson

SOURCE: A review of A Boy and His Dog, in Booklist, Vol. 86, No. 5, November 1, 1989, p. 513.

In the following review, Olson offers a positive review of the graphic novel adaptation of Ellison's A Boy and His Dog.

[Richard] Corben, an adroit comics artist, turns Ellison's popular Boy and His Dog stories into a graphic novel. The three sequential tales feature 15-year-old Vic and a telepathic canine, Blood, wandering a postnuclear apocalyptic world divided into a culture of armed teenage boys (and a few older gang bosses) who reside on the blasted surface and of mostly older “good folks” who live in underground cities. Vic and Blood search the surface for food, goods tradable for ammo, and, hardest to find, girls to slake Vic's libido. Violence, gore, and sex, liberally seasoned with profanity, are the fantasy's salient ingredients...

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This section contains 208 words
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Buy the Interview by Harlan Ellison with Joseph V. Francavilla