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Scrapper #1 (of 6)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.


Game design genius CLIFF BLESZINSKI (Gears of War, Fortnite) makes his comics debut with critically acclaimed writer ALEX DE CAMPI (DRACULA, MOTHERF**KER!, PARASOCIAL) and fan-favorite artist SANDY JARRELL (Bombshells, Lynx)!

Blade Runner-style action mixes with big emotions as stray dog Scrapper and his buddy Tank fight for justice against the totalitarian forces of a post-apocalyptic domed city. But when the fight comes to his home, Scrapper will face losing what’s most important to him—and gain a terrifying truth in the process. (Don’t worry, Mom. The dog doesn’t die.)

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
32 pages
Amazon ASIN

7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    There are two things to appreciate about Scrapper #1 straight out of the gate: vigilante dogs and the note that no animals die. It sets things off on a good course and the issue stays on it. Set in a neon-soaked dystopian world that is weirdly too close to our own, Bleszinski and de Campi have crafted a story that feels superheroic in a familiar sense—there are little elements of Batman-like fights for justice in a corrupt city at play—but also this heartwrenching humanity crafted into Scrapper who finds out the thing he’s fighting against is something that he may well be unwittingly very connected to. There’s a lot of layers to this story in just issue one and it’s beautifully paced and written – not to mention that Sandy Jarrell’s art is fantastic, too.

  • 83

    Major Spoilers

    Scrapper #1 takes the theme of powerless citizens facing off against the faceless and powerful corporation and makes it immediately more engaging with dogs as characters. And perhaps learning more about Scrapper’s mysterious past will reveal what makes him different from other dogs.

  • 80

    Comic Crusaders

    Finally, Scrapper #1 is a pup-filled superhero romp filled with action and intrigue. This new series delivers a new spin on the dystopian future with a truly unique new hero. Man’s best friend is now man’s best hope. This is a new series worth checking out.

  • 80

    You Don't Read Comics

    The series could go in a whole bunch of different directions. The hint at bigger mysteries in future issues may lie in the fact that the kid is surprised when Scrapper talks. When she’s returned, her parents assure her that dogs can’t talk. So there’s something special about Scrapper and Tank…and all those weird, little talking pigeons and rats that are lurking about.

  • 75

    Multiversity Comics

    “Scrapper” #1 is a good story, and while it might not splash or dazzle, there’s enough here to keep us interested in future installments. The dogs seem sweet, the plot is intriguing, and the pictures are nice to look at. How much more can you really want?

  • 60

    Big Comic Page

    Doggy super heroes battling evil robots whilst saving kids from gang violence is definitely something I can get behind, and I’m more than happy to give this arc space to find its feet. With promise of more frenetic action and animal escapades, I’d predict good things.

  • 50


    The book does earn some good-boy points for basically telling a dystopian superhero story with doggos, and for building a world that clearly knows what it is (even if readers still remain more clueless than we should already). There’s charm and heart here, and the only issue is if the book can work out some of its logistical shortcomings. If so, we’ve got a possible best-in-breed for sure.

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