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Review of Werewolves: Call of the Wild #1

One of the many wondrous things about owning a Kindle Fire is being able to easily buy and read comics, the bad thing is… being able the easily buy and read comics (lots of money is going to comics this month). Among the many comics I ordered is Werewolves: Call of the Wild by Mike Oliveri, award-winning author of Deadliest of the Species, and Joe Bucco, illustrator of Everyman: Be the People. It’s review time – bam!

“If you’re going to kill a man, you best make sure his brother won’t come looking for him.

Especially if that man’s brother is a werewolf.

Cole Tyler fears the worst when he learns his missing brother is the subject of a murder investigation by a hostile sheriff. Sheriff Hess, meanwhile, wants to know why Marcus Rice so badly wants Cole to join his brother in a shallow grave.”

Here’s the break down:

Artwork: 3.5 out of 5
The artwork was very well done, however, it’s the same comic book style I have seen a hundred times now. I couldn’t tell this artist apart from the countless other comic book artists out there. I like my comic illustrators to have a bit of their own style, to give my eyes something new and enthralling to look at. So while the actual art in Call of the Wild was good, it was also boring.

Story: 3 out of 5
I only ordered and read Issue #1 of Call of the Wild, so that’s not a lot to go on. But what little I did see, I didn’t care much for. It appeared to be the classic revenge story, which isn’t exactly new and exciting. This first issue really had nothing going on in it, it didn’t even have some big cliff hanger in it forcing me to read the next issue. There appears to be ties to Native American folklore, and that definitely has me interested, but they barely touched on that at all so I’m not interested enough to continuing the series. It’s possible that this comic had an amazing story, but based on issue #1, I’m not feeling it. They really should have added just a bit more in it just to really get people hooked.

Overall, I didn’t care much for Werewolves: Call of the Wild. I didn’t dislike it, but I definitely didn’t like it either – it was just blah.

Have any of you read this comic, if so, what did you think?

– Moonlight

About the Author
Moonlight 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.

 

By moonlight

One of the writers for werewolves.com, as well as vampires.com.

2 replies on “Review of Werewolves: Call of the Wild #1”

I though it was pretty good. But I did think that they could have put more into it. Has anybody here been able to read, Ferals yet?

Moonstone seems to suffer from this in their one-shots and mini-series where there are multiple writers and stories: When the story’s good, the art is terrible. When the story’s a stinker, the art is awesome. This was really a problem when they did the Werewolf: The Apocalypse comics.

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