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Five Fabulous Werewolf Comics

November 5th, 2009 § 1

1966Werewolf, 1966 – Only three issues of this comic were ever made, sadly enough, –so if you happen to be an owner, congratulations! The story follows a super agent werewolf, Major Wiley Wolf. After his plane crashes in the Arctic Circle, Wiley has amnesia, begins living with wolves, turns feral ( and probably goes bonkers), and saves a wolf he names Thor. The CIA turn him into a super hero, vigilante, undercover agent of Government doom, –back when the government was working overtime to seem like nice guys, this secret agent thing was supposed to be cool. The CIA also hypnotically train him to alter his facial features, purely by will of mind, and need only minimal make-up, evidently, for disguise.

jackWerewolf by Night, 1972 – The werewolf’s name in these comics is great: Jack Russell. Could you just die? You will, if you sneak up on Jack Russell! This guy’s no ankle biter, he’s a lycanthrope, and there’s an entire, complex comic book mythology preceding his appearance. A long one; as in, too long. There are gods, demons, etc., involved; Jack isn’t the victim of some weird accident, he’s part of a race of Wolf-Men. There was supposed to be a Werewolf by Night film, but so far, it’s MIA.

wtaWerewolf: The Apocalypse, 2001 – Though the comics came on the scene after 2000, their parents were born around 1992; the old World of Darkness by White Wolf are the universe in which these characters inhabit. WoD’s Werewolf: The Apocalypse, was discontinued in 2004, and replaced by Werewolf: The Forsaken. However, despite the impending doom of W:tA, White Wolf saw fit to bless fans with some comics books to accompany the RPG, and they should still be fairly easy to find: Bone Gnawer, Black Furies, Children of Gaia, Fianna, Get of Fenris, Fang & Claw Volume 1, Fang & Claw Volume 2, Nightmares in our Midst: Vampires and Werewolves.

Steve-CapWolfCap-Wolf, Some Point in the Comic Upheaval of the 90′s – What I mean is, in the 90′s, the Marvel Universe had some sort of schism; all the good superheroes started experiencing mid-life crises, retirement, and serious injuries. Captain America, in issues #402-408, became a werewolf. Oh yes, we swear; he was joined by Jack Russell, Wolfsbane and Wolverine, –who isn’t even a werewolf, –to form the Wolfpack team.

260870-136911-bigby-wolf_large Wolf in Fables, 2002 – Bigby Wolf is the original Big Bad, and now he has the ability to turn into a human, –he’s even made Sheriff of Fabletown; you know, the famous place in the DC universe, where you can catch all kinds of weird shit going down. You know, like Prince Charming’s pathological womanizing, or Beast working as a janitor, Beauty in a bookshop, or the weirdness of Old King Cole being the mayor. Either way, it’s pretty awesome; I suggest you invest!

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