Thursday, April 17, 2014

Review- FERALS VOL. 3

FERALS VOL. 3 (Avatar Press, 2014; Softcover)
Collects Ferals Nos. 13-18 (cover dates February- November, 2013)
Writer: David Lapham
Artist: Gabriel Andrade
Colorists:Digikore Studios

Dale Chesnutt is knee deep in it now, as the battle between the Fathers and the wolves has spilled enough blood that it has caught the attention of the FBI and the Army. Viggo and Adolph pull the Fathers into a compound for a desperate last stand. Using the females to infect males with the sexually transmitted “feral condition”, the Fathers play their Trojan horse gambit and bring about the “Wolfpacalypse”.
I have always been a sucker for the lupine set. Ferals is the best werewolf comic since my beloved Werewolf By Night. This being an Avatar Press book means that it has all of the graphic violence, gore, sex, and nudity that the more discerning comic reader could want. All ages reading this is most certainly not. For those of you who like it over the top with the amps turned up to11, this is Horror comics done right. This title is on hiatus for now but will be back. Bring it!
Junk Food For Thought rating: 4.5 out of 5.
The OCD zone- Avatar Press releases a maddening number of variants, and they do not list the issues where they are from on them in the book. Praise be www.comicbookdb.com for their invaluable assistance in helping me identify the covers. Not all of the variants are included. #13-18 slashed edition variants and #18 Gore variant are omitted, but in all fairness the slashed edition variants feature the same artwork as the regular edition, recolored with slash marks across it.
DVD-style Extras included in this book: #14 Gore variant (1 page)
#15 Gore variant (1 page)
#16 Gore variant (1 page)
#17 Gore variant (1 page)
#6 Gore variant (1 page)
#13 Gore variant (1 page)
#4 Gore variant (1 page)
#13 wraparound variant (2 pages)
#14 wraparound variant (2 pages)
#15 wraparound variant (2 pages)
#16 wraparound variant (2 pages)
#17 wraparound variant (2 pages)
#18 wraparound variant (2 pages)
#5 Gore variant (1 page)
Paper rating: 4.5 out of 5. Excellent weight glossy coated stock paper.
Binding rating: 4 out of 5. Perfect bound trade paperback.
Cardstock cover coating rating: 5 out of 5. Nice thick waxlike lamination.

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