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Pet Shop of Horrors

Introduction “Dreams, love, and hope…” are what this pet shop sells. So says Count D, the mysterious owner of a outwardly unassuming but inwardly cavernous pet shop in Los Angeles’ Chinatown. The pet shop and its pets are connected to…

Pet Shop of Horrors, vol. 1

Most volumes in this series are filled with short stories, each entitled with a “D” word or phrase, working more like a detective television series than one extended story arc. In this volume, our first encounter with Count D is…

Pet Shop of Horrors, vol. 2

In Dragon, the Count show’s his fiercely protective side when a delivery mix up leaves a rare dragon egg, about to hatch, in the hands of a pet owner expecting a lizard. He manages to wrangle Orcot into helping him…

Pet Shop of Horrors, vol. 3

Though there are always hints at D’s family, and past, in Diamonde we get another piece of the puzzle not to mention a frightening glimpse of just how little D may actually care about human life (not to mention the…

Pet Shop of Horrors, vol. 4

As the series continues, the stories get more complex and the morals even murkier; though D seems to always have the last word, there are never any easy solutions. In Digital, a man is found murdered in his apartment with…

Pet Shop of Horrors, vol. 5

At the halfway point, the series gets a little deeper into our characters’ lives as Orcot’s family arrives on the scene. Our first tale, Dual, follows an ambitious politician and his arrogant demand that Count D hand over the creature…