Wolf's Howl is an interesting book. At its' core, Wolf's Howl, tells the story of preparation for an impending war between werewolves and beings known as The Dark Ones. Right out of the gate, this book holds no punches. You are introduced to a werewolf who gets murdered while taking on a horde of what she thinks are dark ones. When news reaches her people they go in search of an army to fight the war that has just landed on their doorstep.
This book feels so massive in its story telling. At first, it feels like a revenge story, then morphs into a story of preparation and then takes another twist. It's a book with an old soul. Feeling like a call back to the Bronze age in its approach to storytelling. Even the narrative and the interactions of the characters embrace the narratives of old. That's what makes this book unique.
Speaking of unique, let's talk about the art. Sergio Drumond does the art on the book and combines a watercolor palette and marries it to gray scale. Something that books gives the book a marvelous feel but also anchors in it in the modern age. Few books can pull off the watercolor and even fewer the black and white - Wolf's Howl stands in a class all its own. It's bold approach to art is what makes it stand out.
Overall, Wolf's Howl #1, is a call back to the bronze age but married to modern art. The story telling crafts a story that feels episodic and massive in its' approach. The art also boldly takes gray scale approach to watercolor. Crafting a unique beauty that few indie books could rival. However, there is a lot here and could feel overwhelming to readers upon first go around. Still an engaging and marvelous read nonetheless.
FINAL SCORE: 4/5
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