Comic Review: Creature Cops #1 – Maybe It Was Me?
Creature Cops #1 from IDW and Rob Anderson wasn’t for Stefani but it might’ve just been her.
CREATURE COPS #1
At least twenty years in the future the world is full of hybrid animals – crossbreeds of different animals, such as panda dogs and gator-snakes. The number of both legal and illegal hybrid animals is higher than ever leading to the dedicated task force for which the comic is named: Creature Cops Special Varmint Unit.
This is a silly and kind of outrageous idea, but… it somehow works. The idea is just realistic enough for it to be a possibility for our future. And the idea that these hybrid animals would become such a big part of society (changing agriculture, gambling – the illegal kind, and everyday pet ownership) is highly plausible. Having creature cops to hunt down these illegal animals as sanctioned by the federal government is also a likely possibility. As such, it was easy to fall into the story, especially since it followed the normal cop drama format of the old cop with rookie partner busting up a regular criminal. However, it was also silly, of course. A horned Mastiff is reluctant to get in the van, so it sits up front between the two cops, slobbering all over them.
I liked the idea and I liked the story. Sort of. Even though there’s a twist at the end, it wasn’t enough to want me to keep reading. I’m not invested in the story or characters enough to want to read more of the story. While there was action, it wasn’t exciting. While there were cool creatures, they weren’t that cool. But it’s kind of an “It’s me, not you” thing because I can see that the comic is entertaining and well-drawn by Melek. It just wasn’t for me.
I do want to say that I think it’s so cool that IDW has teamed up with Comics Experience Publishing to publish new talent!