The fate of a Soviet space pup is a sad one: strays kidnapped from the streets, “trained” and emotionally toyed with by astronauts and shot off into space, confused and terrified. They return to get taxidermied and put on display. Laika — the first animal to orbit Earth — never did. Nick Abadzis’s essential docu-comicbook Laika ends with the truth — the astro-doggie is trapped forever in an orbiting space vessel. He’s gotten so many whining letters about the “sad ending,” he finally made these four alternate ones.
Clearly, the best one is Laika acquiring superpowers in space and retuning to Earth, wreaking revenge. Cosmodog attack!