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From the mind of Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber, previously the creators of The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, comes a story of the crooked cops, scheming mobsters, and corrupt politicians that run things in Los Angeles—and the sex toy that can bring them all down. Oh, and the hero is a drug-sniffing beagle named Pretzels. Bad people do bad things to each other in this frenetic, outrageous, sometimes off-putting new caper!

Launched in April 2016.


The Fix provides examples of:

  • Advertised Extra / Covers Always Lie: Dispite how much the covers and the book's description play up his role in the series, Pretzels has a very minor role for the first few issues. Lampshaded in #2.
  • Affably Evil: Josh, the head of the organized crime food chain in the area is a straight-laced new-age hipster foodie, will offer you organic gluten-free cookies and coconut water, but is also a total psychopath that will kill you for sounding flat on your banjo.
  • Development Hell: The series went on a very long hiatus when Spencer was writing Secret Empire for Marvel.
  • Dirty Cop: Basically everyone in the book including Internal Affairs.
  • Killed Off for Real: Mac in #11.
  • Manchild: The mayor puts on a fairly good facade to appear mature despite his young age in public. Behind the scenes however, he's seen drawing dicks on his father's portrait and calling in a S.W.A.T. team on a kid who killed him in a video game.
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  • Morality Pet: Pretzels.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Mac goes on one after Pretzels is shot. He ends up getting himself killed.
  • Shoot the Dog: Literally in #7. Pretzels barely survives.
  • Spiritual Successor: Basically what if The Superior Foes of Spider-Man and Astonishing Ant-Man were to be much grittier and not constrained by a PG-13 rating. It helps that Lieber, of Superior Foes, is doing the art.

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