Billionaire Island: Cult of Dogs (Paperback)
A new volume of the near-future satire that’s “simultaneously infuriating and hysterically funny in its indictment of not just the 1%, but of the people—and the economic system—that enable them” (Comics Beat). From acclaimed writer/artist team Mark Russell and Steve Pugh.
Billionaire Island, tax-free, unregulated hideaway of the richest people on Earth, is no more! Two years after its fall, the global economy lies in ruins and the President of the United States must resign in disgrace. But a cult has risen up around Business Dog, canine inheritor of what’s left of Billionaire Island. Can this unlikely savior stop the world’s descent into climate change? Where is B.D., anyway? And who’s the man behind the dog?
Series author Mark Russell describes Billionaire Island: Cult of Dogs as "the story of how a planet doubles down on its faith that money will save them, and how a dog becomes the focal point of that ill-advised religion." The press calls BI “a uniquely enjoyable read” (Forbes), “devastating satire” (EW) that “satirizes capitalism’s endgame” (The Hollywood Reporter).
Billionaire Island Volume 2: Cult of Dogs collects all 6 issues of the series.
About the Author
Mark Russell is the GLAAD and Eisner Award-winning writer behind The Flintstones, Second Coming, Billionaire Island, Superman: Space Age and Batman: Dark Age, as well as many other comic book series. He is also the author of two books.
STEVE PUGH is a British artist and sometimes writer, born and based in the Midlands of England. Recruited for DC’s Vertigo imprint at its inception, he worked on titles including Hellblazer, Animal Man, and Preacher: Saint of Killers. Later, he wrote and illustrated Hotwire for Radical Comics and received Eisner nominations for his art on the critically acclaimed reimaginings of The Flintstones and Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass.
"The latest chapter for Billionaire Island is a fantastic opportunity for AHOY Comics, as well as Steve Pugh and Mark Russell, to continue delivering poignant, yet comedic and timely messages about the state of the world."
— Justin Epps