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Trigger Girl 6 cover

One of my favorite ways to get introduced to new comic book worlds is through Dark Horse Comics’ monthly anthology series, Dark Horse Presents.  We’ve reviewed several stories here at borg.com that were pulled from Dark Horse Presents to become their own collected volumes, including Francesco Francavilla’s Black Beetle, the sci-fi series Number 13, the off-the-wall Dog Mendonça and PizzaBoy, Phil Noto’s Ghost, and our favorite of them all, the animal story Beasts of BurdenIn a similar vein, the relatively new anthology series Creator-Owned Heroes has spawned its own compilation book, Trigger Girl 6.

Trigger Girl panel B

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In theater if an actor breaks character and begins speaking directly to the audience it is referred to as breaking the third wall.  If the character acknowledges that it is a fictional character in a fictional story, it is breaking the fourth wall.  In Dark Horse Comics’ new one-shot The Untold Tales of Dog Mendonça and PizzaBoy, writer Felipe Melo and artist Juan Cavia provide a textbook example of how to break both walls just right.

Dog Mendonça and PizzaBoy originally appeared in serial form in the pages of Dark Horse Presents.  Like several other great stories from that anthology series making it to compilation form, this one-shot gives fans of the characters previously only given snippets of stories a full volume to enjoy. Continue reading