The Prelude wiki last edited by pikahyper on 08/12/13 01:05AM View full history

Haine, the “Stray Dog”: a cipher of a young man with a mysterious metal collar bolted to his neck and a disturbing talent for mayhem. Badou: a hired gun for petty jobs legal and non, whose reckless façade hides a serious intent. Naoto: a preternaturally skilled swordswoman searching for the assassin who cut down her family and mentor. Mihai: a middle-aged former hitman, trying live a quiet life but haunted by the deaths of his lover and protégé. Driven by their ghosts—both dead and alive—and a desire for truth, all are inexorably drawn to the “Underground,” the dark and dangerous sector below the city that holds all the secrets—but secrets that can only be had for a price.

A collection of 6 chapters, telling 4 separate stories. Originally released in Japan as DOGS, this has been relabeled in the US as DOGS: Prelude volume 0, as an introduction to the ongoing series DOGS: BULLETS & CARNAGE. The series was originally printed in the Japanese manga anthology magazine, ULTRA JUMP between 2000 and 2001.

Contains 208 pages, with a mini fold-out poster inserted on the inside cover.

This volume introduces the four main protagonists of the DOGS series, along with a whole host of support characters.

Contains the stories:

  • Weepy Old Killer
  • Gun Smoker;
  • Blade Maiden (parts 1 & 2)
  • Stray Dogs Howling in the Dark (parts 1 & 2)

Also includes an Intermission (story about the staff at Buon Viaggio) & Afterword from the mangaka.

User reviews Add new review

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.