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THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN VOLUME 1
Robert Kirkman and Jason Howard

 

Review Information

Reviewer: Russell Adams
Review Date: June 2011

Comic Information

Publisher: Image Comics

7.9

out of 10

 

Robert Kirkman returns with artist Jason Howard to the supernatural world of Gary Hampton, a human turned werewolf turned superhero. As volume 1 setup the character, his world and his supporting cast, The Astounding Wolf-man Volume 2 explores the repercussions of Hampton donning his furred covered cape (in a literal sense of course) as the Wolf-Man.

After the shocking conclusion of volume 1, Hampton is travelling across America in not just a soul searching mission but also a path of revenge. Seeking out the werewolf that turned him, he wants to learn how to kill a vampire and although his master agrees, the U.S. government do not. As the men black become involved, they believe that this werewolf is guilty and stop at nothing to finish Hampton.

Volume also explores the motivations behind Zechariah and his links to the vampire nation through some careful use of flashbacks. The story also stars the hero known as Invincible as they team up in classic superhero fashion. With lots of questions answered, the story ends with another cliff hanger that will be resolve in the next volume.

Once again Kirkman throws some doozies into the story The Astounding Wolf-man Volume 2 as we learn more about Hampton's family and the cost of being the Wolf-man for our mild mannered hero Gary Hampton. I really enjoyed how Kirkman brought in one of his other creations into the story with that of the young hero known as Invincible which is just like those classic team-ups of the silver age, although more violent.

In terms of art, Jason Howard once again excels with his simplistic strokes and stylised art that goes hand-in-hand with the the penmanship of Kirkman. If you enjoyed the previous volume, than I strongly suggest you check out this next instalment of our favourite furred hero, The Astounding Wolf-man.

Recommended!






 
 



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