Dog Man

Dog Man

Graphic Novel - 2016 | First edition.
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There's a new breed of justice in town, and he's ready to sniff out criminals-as soon as he stops chasing his own tail!

 New from the creator of Captain Underpants, it's Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!

George and Harold have created a new hero who digs into deception, claws after crooks, and rolls over robbers. When Greg the police dog and his cop companion are injured on the job, a life-saving surgery changes the course of history, and Dog Man is born. With the head of a dog and the body of a human, this heroic hound has a real nose for justice. But can he resist the call of the wild to answer the call of duty?

Publisher: New York, NY : Graphix, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780545581608
0545581605
Branch Call Number: J PIL v.1
Characteristics: 231 pages :,colour illlustrations
Additional Contributors: Garibaldi, Jose

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It's a man, it's a dog and it's policeman! Join Dog Man on his many adventures fighting crime. The first novel in the popular series brought to you by *the* Dave Pilkey of Captain Underpants fame.

New from the creator of Captain Underpants, it's Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!

Dog Man, a crimefighter with the head of a police dog and the body of a policeman, faces off against his archnemesis Petey the Cat.


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Johnny_48
Sep 27, 2019

very GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

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fleree
Aug 20, 2019

Dog Man's first escapades have a big selection of jokes. From immature poop jokes to it's strange book chapter on book erasing, this Dog Man is for kids that love bathroom jokes!

SPPL_Noah Aug 07, 2019

If my math is right, between August 2016 and August 2019 roughly 1,700 pages of Dog Man comics were published. I think that's a wonderful data point. These books are hilarious, and so aggressively dumb they might as well be blank.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 25, 2019

This book was incredibly fun to read! That's it. There is no better way to describe the first Dog Man story. There is just so much to enjoy from it. Sure it might be a silly kids's book, but that's why I liked it to. It did not take itself seriously, and just tried to be a fun romp. The art style is neat too. People might say they are too simple, and they might be right, but the simplicity is what can make children so happy. Kids who seen this book might draw pictures the same way, and when they see how simple the art style is, it could encourage them that they draw perfectly, and should never doubt themselves or their drawing capabilities. However, the small nitpick I have for this story, is the plot hole on how dissecting Greg the dog's head, and putting it Officer Knight's body saves both cops from dying. Wouldn't that kill both characters on default? But this still is a kids book, so accuracy is not 100% needed. In other words, if you want to start reading the Dog Man series, the first one is the best one to start with, and not just because it's the first, but because it's one of the best! 4.8/5. @BooksRUs of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Sgordano Apr 23, 2019

I'm not saying this series is a literary feat. It isn't. However, it gets my five year old to sit and read for an hour straight. I don't care how many fart jokes there are, that's a good thing. I help so many kids in the library with getting a hold of one of these books and the interest level is just through the roof. Anything that makes young readers that excited I am going to endorse.

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zoeythekat
Feb 19, 2019

This was just really, really not my cup of tea.

RobertELPL Jan 29, 2019

Oddly disturbing origin story aside, I can see why this has such a huge appeal to kids. If you like Pilkey's other books, you'll enjoy this as well. Over the top and runs at a quick pace, with some good humor.

HI BLOODYSTARS PLS STOP BULLY ME WHY U BULLY ME stop being a trash talker

the point is that dont say those bad stuff about these nice books that people worked on!

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Shaheer2011
Dec 14, 2018

you make great books!:)

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Ahmed333
Oct 25, 2018

it is a good book

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4_touch_yorkie
Aug 10, 2018

i agree with fang 11 your the best man. i hate this book so stupid fricking stupid

cmlibrary_jcurrie Dec 05, 2017

George Beard and Harold Hutchins used to write comic books about Captain Underpants but they ended that series and started a new comic book. They have created a new superhero, Dog Man! Dog Man is part policeman and part dog. All the newspapers say that Dog Man is the greatest cop ever! This makes Petey the cat mad because he is a bad guy and he doesn’t want a smart policeman around to catch him doing bad things. It is up to Dog Man to save the city from all things evil!

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Fiona_14
Sep 08, 2016

I love Dog Man

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