Review – WolfCop #1 (Dynamite)

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Publisher: Dynamite Comics
Writer: Max Marks
Artist: Arcana Studios
Release Date: 26th October, 2016

Watch out. Here comes the fuzz. WolfCop – the independent Canadian horror comedy hit that’s well on its way to becoming a cult classic among fans of bad movies – is back for a brand new gory adventure courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment, and it’s freaking awesome.

“Hog Wild’’ picks up right after where the film left off. Our titular furry hero takes to the road with his friend Willy after being run out of town, but it doesn’t take long for him to find trouble again – of the cannibal biker variety. After discovering that people have been kidnapped and taken a hub called The Meat Locker, you know it’s about to go down.

If you’re familiar with the film then you shouldn’t expect the comic to be any different. It’s fun, it’s silly and it’s full of splatter. If you enjoyed the movie, then you’re going to have a blast with this new series while you wait for the sequel. If you didn’t enjoy the movie, well… you probably won’t find anything of worth here. That said, it would appear to be expanding into a sort of monster/criminal of the week format, which opens the possibility of so many possible carnage-filled supernatural adventures, so you never know…

The art work, courtesy of Arcana Studios, is vibrant and violent. It’s everything the art in a comic should be, and it’s stunning – albeit in a grotesque way. In a story driven by action, the panels are clear and concise, with all the glorious mayhem unfolding rather splendidly.

Lowell Dean created a fantastic character with WolfCop when he unleashed the movie a couple of years ago. Now Max Marks has taken what made the character so special in the first place and expanded the story in a fresh, fun way which feels like a natural continuation and something brand new entirely. Overall, WolfCop #1 is perfect.

Rating: 5/5.

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The writer of this piece was: Kieran Fisher
Kieran Tweets from @HairEverywhere_.


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