Webcomic: The Order Of The Black Dog
aka: The Black Dogs
The latest comic written by Immelmann of Concession
fame, The Black Dogs
is a Cosmic Horror Furry Comic
that takes place in an alternate version of Pharonic Egypt with mid-21st century technology.
Contains examples of:
- Chekhov's Gun: Julia's camera phone, or rather its automatic upload to her home computer
- Combat Tentacles: With fangs.
- Eldritch Abomination: The yet-unnamed black masses that form tentacles or eyes or teeth seemingly at will.
- Expy: Subverted, Julia and Melissa resemble the female alter-egos of Joel and Matt from Concession superficially. But their personalities have little resemblance.
- First Contact: With the Martians in 2006.
- Held Back In School: Julia was in high school for five years, though the cast page suggests it was solely due to her problems with authority.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Julia is given drugged coffee to make her forget the events of that night.
- Lovecraft Lite: They seem to have beaten the creatures, at least temporarily, with only a couple faceless guards lost.
- The Men in Black: Two of them in issue #2
- Multi-Ethnic Name: Melissa Eric Ripley Khainouda, her father as well.
- Orifice Invasion: The artifact entities take over hosts by shoving themselves in the victim's mouth.
- Puppeteer Parasite: The idols jump into people and control them.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: The creature of the first two issues was dormant until Julia moved a stone knife thing embedded in one piece. Putting it back in ossified the thing. Now it's stored in an old bomb shelter.
- Title Drop: "...and you're going to help me restart The Order of The Black Dog."
- Twenty Minutes into the Future: There's lunar bases and cutting-edge smartphones are headsets with 128 GB of memory. This page indicates 2037.
- Vagina Dentata: Rhoda saw some.
- Viewer Gender Confusion: Readers have a tendency to mistake Sedjet, the long-haired gay fennec, for a girl.
- The Unintelligible: "Alexander Avery", the bluejay MIB, speaks in a series of musical tones, his partner Dominic (the raccoon) understands him though.note