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Dog Man sees red in Dav Pilkey's next guaranteed best-selling comic from Scholastic Graphix

What happens when Dog Man gets sprayed by a skunk?

Cropped cover from new Dog Man book
Image credit: Scholastic

If you look at sales numbers, you'll know it's not an exaggeration to say that a each new Dog Man book is one of the most anticipated superhero comics of the year. So it's exciting to hear that the twelfth Dog Man book is on its way.

Yes, Dog Man: Scarlet Shedder is heading to the bookshelves on March 19, 2024. In case you have any questions about what we know so far about the twelfth book in the series, scroll on down and see if we have the answers for you!

When is the Dog Man: Scarlet Shedder release date?

Poster of Dog Man The Scarlet Shedder
Image credit: Scholastic

Dog Man: The Scarlet Shedder is set to release March 19, 2024

What is Dog Man: The Scarlet Shedder about?

The official Scholastic blurb for this upcoming Dog Man title reads:

"Dog Man: The Scarlet Shedder is the twelfth book in the critically acclaimed graphic novel series. In this new installment, Dog Man got sprayed by a skunk! After being dunked in tomato juice, the stink is gone but the scarlet red color remains. Now exiled, this spunky superhero must struggle to save the citizens who shunned him. Will the ends justify the means for Petey, who's reluctantly pulled back into a life of crime in order to help Dog Man? And who will step forward when an all-new, never-before-seen villain unleashes an army of A.I. robots? The Dog Man series follows the hilarious and heartwarming adventures of the “Supa Buddies”: Dog Man, a lovable canine superhero, and his friends Li’l Petey, a curious kitten who embodies love, optimism, and hope, and 80-HD, a robot who expresses himself best through his art. With each Dog Man book, readers see the growth and development of the main narrators George and Harold through their comics. Their artwork, grammar, as well as their spelling improve as the series progresses. The series explores universally positive messages including empathy, kindness, and striving to become a better version of one’s self, while it also tackles more complex themes including loss, forgiveness, and self-acceptance. All eleven books in the Dog Man series published to date have clinched the #1 spot on renowned bestseller lists. "

Sounds like quite an adventure for Dog Man!

Which book number is Dog Man: The Scarlet Shedder in the series?

Dog Man: The Scarlet Shedder is the twelfth book in Dav Pilkey's Dog Man series.


Dog Man: The Scarlet Shedder is set to release March 19, 2024.

Want to catch up on all the previous Dog Man books first? Check out our guide on how to read Dog Man (and all of the Dav Pilkey books) in order!

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