Sometimes you can’t get enough of a book. Sometimes it gets cancelled way early, and sometimes it doesn’t come out often enough. And in those times, I just want more of that thing that I love. Like how I want more TERRIERS, and want more MURDER ONE – but only like the first season, not the second, it wasn’t ‘bad’ but I didn’t die for it like S1 – and I want more New Flesh movies – but I’m kinda scared what they’d be because maybe the return with eXistenZ was a fluke, y’know?
Anyway, I want more of the comics I love and one of the comics I love to death is…TIGER LAWYER.
TIGER LAWYER, for those who don’t know, is the brain child of Ryan Ferrier and it’s about a tiger who’s a lawyer, or a lawyer who’s a tiger. Either way, it’s kind of perfect. Ferrier has partnered with Matt McCray and Vic Malhotra to craft this trilogy of tails and what comes out is astounding.
The McCray stories are funny and cartoony and puntacular. Whereas the Malhotra storyline is this noir infused crime tale. Ferrier shows us that you can take a character/concept and twist it however you like so long as you do it well. Both sides of Tiger Lawyer are gripping and solid on a craft standpoint and I’ve reread a few of the issues more than once. The McCray pages are funny – like honestly laughing out loud and not just typing LOL, or worse, saying “LOL.” These are funny comics, and then they’re backed up with this heartbreaking downbeat whiskey stinking real gutter crime story. They’re both so damn good.
The only problem is, there are only 3 issues. I know a fourth is coming but I want more, and I want it now. This is the sort of book that deserves to be coming out monthly but because it’s coming from the wallet of Mr Ferrier, it’s taking a while. And I guess I can wait.
If you are curious, you can buy all 3 issues on ComiXology for three bucks and you really really should.
I will leave you with this, a teaser for issue #3 Malhotra did which really got me excited way back when. It still gives those chills only the best of comics and moments can deliver. Tiger Lawyer, I miss you, I love you, and I look forward til next we meet.