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Canine/Feline Classics is a unique, two-in-one volume, with half stories for dog-lovers, and half for cat-lovers. Featured are "The Emissary" by Ray Bradbury, "Ancient Sorceries" by Algernon Blackwood, "The Beast from the Abyss" by Robert E. Howard, and 17 more great stories and poems, including two from the volume's co-editor, John Lehman.


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Canine/Feline Classics is a unique, two-in-one volume, with half stories for dog-lovers, and half for cat-lovers. Featured are "The Emissary" by Ray Bradbury, "Ancient Sorceries" by Algernon Blackwood, "The Beast from the Abyss" by Robert E. Howard, and 17 more great stories and poems, including two from the volume's co-editor, John Lehman.

39 review for Graphic Classics, Volume 25: Canine Classics / Feline Classics

  1. 4 out of 5

    Rob McMonigal

    A cute collection of stories, adapted and illustrated by a wide variety of creators, ranging from the outrageous work of Johnny Ryan (who turns his into a parody of Garfield) to Jim McMunn's very traditional comic-book style. I've been reading these for a long time now, and honestly, I feel like they've lost the thread a bit. There seems to be more scrambling for material by well-known names, like having an illustration accompany a Lovecraft poem, which isn't really adapting anything. Still, the A cute collection of stories, adapted and illustrated by a wide variety of creators, ranging from the outrageous work of Johnny Ryan (who turns his into a parody of Garfield) to Jim McMunn's very traditional comic-book style. I've been reading these for a long time now, and honestly, I feel like they've lost the thread a bit. There seems to be more scrambling for material by well-known names, like having an illustration accompany a Lovecraft poem, which isn't really adapting anything. Still, the good stories, like Ancient Sorceries by Algernon Blackwood (adapted by Alex Burrows and Randy DuBurke) or P.G. Wodhouse's The Mixer (adapted by Antonella Caputo and Shepherd Hendrix) are pretty awesome. It's also cool to see a creepy Bradbury tale selected, instead of one of his heartwarming animal tales. Overall, I liked reading this one, but it's not like the older volumes of Poe, Clemens, Doyle, etc. where I gladly will re-read every few years. It's worth a set of rides on the bus, but not necessarily in your collection.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sassafras Lowrey

    I was....not impressed. for full disclosure i only read the dog half (i hadn't realized when i requested it at the library that it was 1/2 dog and then flip it over and a different book on the other side. a couple stories were...ok but eh, not something i would read again and i was glad to return it to the library (and i love dog books)

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    I really enjoyed this collection. It's a collection of classic dog and cat stories that have been adapted into comic form. The results are pretty great. :-) I started with the Feline Classics, which were very (and in some cases very) creepy. I couldn't tell you which of them I liked best, partly because I read this earlier this week and my memory is awful, but mostly because they were all really good, very enjoyable, and I can't pick out just one to call a favorite. You can read more in my status I really enjoyed this collection. It's a collection of classic dog and cat stories that have been adapted into comic form. The results are pretty great. :-) I started with the Feline Classics, which were very (and in some cases very) creepy. I couldn't tell you which of them I liked best, partly because I read this earlier this week and my memory is awful, but mostly because they were all really good, very enjoyable, and I can't pick out just one to call a favorite. You can read more in my status updates below this review, where I tried to write a few words on each story/adaptation. After finishing the Feline Classics, I moved on to the Canine Classics. The Canine ones weren't nearly as chilling as the Feline ones. (Heartbreaking, yes; chilling, not so much.) A few of them made me sort of mad, though, because of the way they ended for the dog. The one Canine story that sticks out in my mind (not a favorite, though; definitely not a favorite) is "The Honest Hunter and His Faithful Dog." In this one, the (view spoiler)["honest hunter" kills "his faithful dog," the hunter commits suicide, the guy who was caring for the dog in the hunter's absence commits suicide, the hunter's wife commits suicide, and the other guy's wife commits suicide. (hide spoiler)] :'( So...memorable. And sad, very sad. Though I have to say that I was most saddened by (view spoiler)[the dog's death (hide spoiler)] . As with the Feline Classics, you can read more about how I felt about the Canine Classics in my below status updates. I tried to write a few words about each story/adaptation. Usually, I'll share what I wrote in my status updates in my review, expanding on those thoughts to form a review. But with this book there were just too many stories and, honestly, I don't feel like rewriting and expanding on all of those thoughts. So if you want to know more, scroll down and read my 18 status updates. ;-)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Nicola Mansfield

    Fantastic! I'm not a pet person so wasn't sure what to expect from these stories but let's just say they are not the kind to make you feel all warm and fuzzy. This is a flip book with the one side stories featuring cats, flip it over and the other side has the stories about dogs. They are a wonderful collection of stories, well selected, that flow nicely into each other. The dog section is mostly dark stories interspersed with humour while the cat side is decidedly more creepy with only a couple Fantastic! I'm not a pet person so wasn't sure what to expect from these stories but let's just say they are not the kind to make you feel all warm and fuzzy. This is a flip book with the one side stories featuring cats, flip it over and the other side has the stories about dogs. They are a wonderful collection of stories, well selected, that flow nicely into each other. The dog section is mostly dark stories interspersed with humour while the cat side is decidedly more creepy with only a couple of short poems to lighten the mood. As usual for these collections, the art is excellent showcasing a variety of styles each suitable to the story. The only one I didn't particularly like was the Picasso effect given the "The Owl and the Pussycat" otherwise I was impressed all around. One of the best books in this series (and I've read them all!)

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jacob

    Public library copy. I was familiar with half a dozen names involved in the creation of this book. Consequently, the folks I wasn't familiar with had stories that appealed less to me than those I am a familiar with.

  6. 5 out of 5

    BOB RUST

  7. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

  8. 4 out of 5

    Gideon Jossy

  9. 5 out of 5

    Bob Bradshaw

  10. 5 out of 5

    Chenoa

  11. 5 out of 5

    Rosemary

  12. 4 out of 5

    Julie

  13. 5 out of 5

    Laurel

  14. 4 out of 5

    Debra

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lynn

  16. 5 out of 5

    Cindy

  17. 5 out of 5

    Taylor Carpenter

  18. 4 out of 5

    Richard

  19. 5 out of 5

    Velimir Randic

  20. 4 out of 5

    Beverly

  21. 4 out of 5

    Melanie

  22. 4 out of 5

    Rose

  23. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

  24. 4 out of 5

    Cindy

  25. 4 out of 5

    Spark

  26. 4 out of 5

    Igmadre2

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kallimint

  28. 4 out of 5

    Marilena

  29. 4 out of 5

    Janet

  30. 5 out of 5

    Christina

  31. 5 out of 5

    Dee

  32. 4 out of 5

    Ani Teter

  33. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia Fox

  34. 5 out of 5

    K

  35. 4 out of 5

    Laima

  36. 4 out of 5

    Kristen

  37. 4 out of 5

    Judy Van Dress

  38. 5 out of 5

    Brandy

  39. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

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