The Incredible Adventures of Dog Mendonca and Pizza Boy, Vol. 2: Apocalypse - The End of Days is Upon Us, and They're Hilarious. ~ What'cha Reading?

The Incredible Adventures of Dog Mendonca and Pizza Boy, Vol. 2: Apocalypse – The End of Days is Upon Us, and They’re Hilarious.


With a title like The Incredible Adventures of Dog Mendonca and Pizza Boy, Vol. 2: Apocalypse, how do you not stop and check that book out? I am so glad I did.

The Incredible Adventures of Dog Mendonca and Pizza Boy, Vol. 2: Apocalypse - The End of Days is Upon Us, and They're Hilarious.

First, a quick recap for anyone who’s unfamiliar with Dog, Pizza Boy, and friends: this is a Portuguese comic created by writer Filipe Melo, artist Juan Cavia, and colorist Santiago Villa. Dog is a middle-aged werewolf and paranormal investigator. His friend, Pazuul, looks like a young girl, but is actually an ancient demon. Pizza Boy is… well, a pizza delivery boy that seemed to find himself in the middle of this mess, and then there’s Edgar Augustus, a gargoyle who’s a bit of a nervous wreck – not without good reason. Dark Horse began featuring Dog and Pizza Boy in the pages of Dark Horse Presents, and ultimately, in the first two trade paperback volumes. (There’s a third one coming!)

When we meet the gang in this volume, the apocalypse is upon us. It’s raining locusts outside, and a priest shows up at Dog and Pazuul’s door with news about the three prophecies revealed at Fatima in 1917, the final one of which happens to be the date of the end of the world – happening in about 15 minutes after the priest gets to Dog’s house. Dog really doesn’t want to get involved, but he finds himself on the phone with his old sidekick, Pizza Boy; they find Edgar Augustus hanging out on a building, and the gang is back together. With a pop-up version of the Bible to guide them, the team is off to stop the apocalypse… or not.

I went into this book with zero expectations, knowing nothing about the characters or the storyline, and I LOVED it. I laughed out loud reading some pages, and was rooting for this team of complete misfits to save the world. There are demons, zombies, Biblical humor, and most importantly, a really good backstory with established characters. You don’t need to have the complete background to get into this story; you’ll get quite a bit of exposition and background as you go along. And if you’re like me, you’ll not only be picking up the first volume when you’re done, but you’ll make sure you find out when the third volume is coming, too.

I enjoyed the art, which mixes some fantastic elements – a glowing Virgin of Fatima, a chilling, amazing, blood-red sky as the end of days arrives, a vision of all the “righteous” being assumed into Heaven before the games really begin – with comical characters, including a wild-eyed, bodiless gargoyle and a glowing-eyes demon in the body of a little girl. There are exaggerated body types – Dog is a hefty, middle-aged man next to Pizza Boy’s thin, wiry frame – and a demonic showdown that may take your breath away.

I can’t gush enough about this book. Pick this one up if you’re looking for a good, new read. 5 out of 5 stars. The Incredible Adventures of Dog Mendonca and Pizza Boy, Vol. 2: Apocalypse hit shelves on February 26, so get to your comic store or bookstore and get your copy now.

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Writer: Filipe Melo
Artist: Juan Cavia
Publisher: Dark Horse
Price: $14.99
On-Sale Date: February 26, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-61655-267-1

About Author

Rosemary Kiladitis is a children’s librarian, a mom, and a proud fangirl/nerdgirl. She did her homework while watching reruns of the 1966 Batman series, which led to her longstanding relationship with the Bat, and she’s pretty sure that Barbara Gordon is the real reason she went to library school. She loves superheroes, supervillains, and is secretly married to Hellboy. Or Loki. She can’t remember, but it’s one of them. Roe blogs about children’s and teen books at, and you can read her 140 character ramblings on twitter @RoeSolo.


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