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Review of The Astounding Wolf-Man Issue #1

June 12th, 2012 § 3

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If you have been following my writing for a while now then you know that I am a total comic book junkie (cooooomiiiiicsss). Give me a cup of coffee and a pile of comics and I will be one happy happy lady. Thanks to Comixology’s kickass werewolf section I have been getting a constant dose of werewolf comics (yay!) and my most recent comic book adventure was The Astounding Wolf-Man Issue #1.

“Gary Hampton, corporate CEO is bitten by a werewolf while on a family vacation. Despite having the lycanthropic curse, Gary strives to use his powers for good and to be a superhero. After his second experience with lycanthropy, Gary is visited in his home by a stranger who he first thinks is paparazzi. The stranger tells Gary that he can help him with his problem because he has experience with the super-natural. He then gives a menacing smile which shows the stranger’s long, sharp teeth; that, coupled with his glowing red eyes, suggest he is a vampire…”

Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Jason Howard

Artwork: 5 out of 5
I LOVED the artwork in The Astounding Wolf-Man! I have seen the art style before, but not in a comic and not done as well as Howard did it. It was a pleasant surprise for sure. I also absolutely loved the werewolf design in this comic (as you can see in the picture to the right), it is the perfect combination of man and beast. Overall I was super pleased with the art – it was colorful, visually appealing and fit the feel of the comic very well.

Story: 4 out of 5
The story of The Astounding Wolf-Man has a wonderfully nostalgic feel to it. It brings those classic superhero comics to mind, but doesn’t mimic them. This story is a modern day superhero werewolf tale. You have a family man turned powerful beast and a mysterious supernatural mentor appearing to tutor him. Totally has that old comic vibe. I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to see where the story goes from here.

Clearly, I really loved The Astounding Wolf-Man and can’t wait to check out the next issue.

To check out Issue #1 for FREE head over here.

Have any of you read The Astounding Wolf-Man? If so, what did you think?

- Moonlight

About the Author
Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to werewolves and other supernatural beasties. She writes for top genre sites like Vampires.com and Werewolves.com. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and you may lose a limb. You can stalk her via her Twitter.

 

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3 Responses to Review of The Astounding Wolf-Man Issue #1

  1. Baeroth says:

    Yeah, I have all trades for this comic. Too bad they stopped it early so they could work on something more kid friendly =(. It was pretty good, and they did manage to end it nicely.

    Anyway, for those of you who:
    - like superhero drama (not superheroics but the daily-life crisis of being a superhero)
    - like the idea of lycanthropy as a curse
    - like the idea of lycanthropy as a ‘gift’
    - read Kirkman’s other book, The Invincible, and seen references to the Wolf-Man
    - like werewolf violence
    try TAWM out =)!

    • Rhio2k says:

      The comic’s title is “Invincible”. There is no “The”. Wolf-Man has had several teamups and cameos in Invincible (like the arc where multiple, evil versions of Mark from other realities teamed up to try to destroy the Guardians of The Globe).

  2. Agus says:

    I read it all, and in my opinion it’s one of the most amazing comics i’ve ever read, seriously, i remember how badly i want the next issue just after i finished each one, those were painful months xD

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