It's a sad fact of modern life, but not all of us can be Ice Cube. No matter how many Raiders caps we may buy, it's just not going to happen. But, even though we may not achieve his perfect six-sidedness, we can all follow his example in one respect: We can all strive to have a good day.

That, my friends, is the lesson that we can all learn from Teen Dog #2, in which Jake Lawrence's cool, skateboarding dog is having some pretty good times indeed, along with his best friend Mariella, hunky new student Jordan, and the breakout character of the year, Thug Pug and his denim jacket.

Like its Boom! Box sister title Lumberjaneswhat Teen Dog has going for it is that there really isn’t anything else like it out on the stands today. For Teen Dog, that all comes down to how well Lawrence blends the idea of this weird concept of a talking dog with a denm vest and occasional flashes of cosmic awareness and subtle, slice-of-life style comedy. I’ll be the first to admit that the latter isn’t really my thing, but when you combine it with the former, it seems to be exactly my jam. Especially when it involves skateboards, as is the case in the new issue which you can preview exclusively below:












Jake Lawrence

Artist: Jake Lawrence
Cover Artists: A: Jake Lawrence B: Kris Mukai (Incentive) C: Rian Sygh (BOOM! Exclusive)
Price: $3.99
Synopsis: High school is tough, man, even when you’re Teen Dog. Teachers, homework, and bullies are always trying to cramp your style. But, hey! That’s what buddies, pizza, and good times are for. Gotta keep the good vibes going.