Thursday, November 1, 2012

Review- NIGHT OF 1,000 WOLVES

NIGHT OF 1,000 WOLVES (IDW, 2012; Softcover)
Collects Night of 1,000 Wolves Nos. 1-3 (cover dates May- July, 2012)
Writer: Bobby Curnow
Artist: David Wachter
The gist: A village elder is prevented from making a sacrifice which results in the return of the Nagbre, the wolf mother. You get all of the werewolf-type action that you could possibly want in a Horror comic. Fans of Dark Ages-flavored sword and sorcery stuff will also be delighted by this story. I'm not sure if there are a thousand wolves depicted here or not. Perhaps I should go back and count each wolf and then demand my money back if there are not a thousand of them. 
David Wachter's artwork is superb, Bobby Curnow's writing is clear and this reads at a brisk clip. This is a tad more decompressed than I like but is undeniably good. Plus, it has werewolves! Kind of. I am a sucker for werewolves, wolfmen, or any other incarnation of lycanthropes or wolf spirits.
Junk Food For Thought rating: 5 out of 5. 
The OCD zone- I Love the smell of toxic Korean printed books.
Paper rating: 5 out of 5. This book has incredibly thick coated stock with a slight sheen. I love it.
Binding rating: 4 out of 5. Glue. Meh.
Cardstock cover coating rating: 4 out of 5. This has a decent coating that should hold up well with repeated handling.

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