REVIEW: 'Plush' #3 by Doug Wagner, Daniel Hillyard, and Rico Renzi



Writer: Doug Wagner

Artist: Daniel Hillyard, Rico Renzi

Letters: Ed Dukeshire

Publisher: Image Comics

Release Date: January 25, 2023

Cover Price: $3.99

ROAD TRIP! The cannibalistic furries have abducted Devin away on a fiery SWAT van road trip to visit the group's creepy mansion of horrors. Keebler drives and Scratch rides shotgun as Kasha and Devin argue whether he's suitable enough to eat or not.


★★★★☆ (4/5)

QUICK REVIEW: Few creative teams can mix gruesome violence with charming character moments like Doug Wagner and Daniel Hillyard (with Rico Renzi) can but they've mastered dark comedy with another great series. If I told you that you'd be taken with a story of Furries who are also cannibals with a blossoming romance in the middle of it would you have believed me? After three issues, you just fall under Wagner's spell as the heartbroken Devin is witness to the bloodbath at the police station only to be abducted by the cannibalistic furries. His one question: why won't you eat me? It's that kind of dark quirky humor and brilliant art that drives the story and it's just an irresistible joy ride into sheer madness. The furries seem almost normal except for that one small appetite kink. But there are rules. Devin seems to be settling in and even sparking a potential romance with Edie. All of this while the sheriff is rounding a posse to track down Devin after taking their SWAT truck. Daniel Hillyard and Rico Renzi collaborate to make a whimsical but bloody adventure with fun designs and lush vibrant colors. Hillyard invokes a lot of personality from a furry costume with the slightest of movements the perfect composition. There's great rhythmic timing between script and art that helps land some of the funnier moments. 

'Plush' is an oddly sweet and dark comedy featuring cannibalism that only Wagner and Hillyard could pull off. Oozing with blood and loads of charm, 'Plush' is like 'Raising Arizona' and 'The Hills Have Eyes' had a baby.