Wait… a comic based on The Howling? You bet we’re in!
Micky Neilson whips up an awesome story here, as he follows in the footsteps of the first feature film. We literally open to a flashback of Karen’s horrifying transformation and subsequent execution on live television. But even better, the story doesn’t really deviate from that original plot, it just expands on things as someone has taken up the duties of pursuing the mystery of the werewolf, something that Karen did in the first film. And there’s now complete knowledge of “The Colony” formerly run by Dr. George Waggner, who was the founding member of “The Colony” in the original film, as well. The way that Neilson incorporates the facts of the film with this brand new work of fiction is genius. Micky Neilson was the perfect scribe for this glorious book.
But the book isn’t glorious because of Neilson’s work alone. He’s got some absolutely top-notch support in artist, Jason Johnson, who makes the werewolf come to life in alarming fashion. He’s also got a knack for accurately illustrating an assortment of facial contortions, and that lets the reader feel the full impact of the story as a whole. This is a beautiful book, hands down.
If you’re a longtime fan of the Howling series, you’re going to want to get your hands on this beast. If it’s just werewolves that do it for you, and not necessarily The Howling in general, this book is still going to do it for you. As a hardcore fan of both The Howling and cinematic werewolves, I fell in immediate love with this beautiful book that comes our way courtesy of the awesome Space Goat Publishing (who’ve been putting out amazing Evil Dead 2 books for some time now, if you were unaware).
Head over to Space Goat to find out how to get your hands on this one. It’s a fantastic investment!