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
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
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.