The Astounding Wolf-Man Vol. 2

June 1, 2009 | Trades

The Astounding Wolf-Man Vol. 2
Robert Kirkman, Jason Howard, Cliff Rathburn
Image Comics
$14.99 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

The Wolf-Man is being hunted like and animal and so is Gary Hampton — his alter ego.

Hampton’s secret identity is isn’t a secret anymore. Not after his wife’s brutal murder — a slaying committed by Wolf-Man’s former ally, the vampire, Zechariah — that was pinned on Hampton after his daughter, Chloe, discovered him cradling the body, covered in blood.

Now Hampton, is on the run, plotting both how to get his revenge on Zachariah and how to stay out of prison as his face is splashed all over the media.

The would-be hero’s journey takes him back to the campground in Willow Creek, Montana, where he was attacked and became the creature that he controls — on every night except the full moon — into a meeting with a familiar, fanged face; then on a team-up with the teen super-hero, Invincible; and eventually back to the scene of the crime.

This second volume of Wolf-Man, by Image superstar Robert Kirkman and artist Jason Howard, ups the gore, the blood and the action as the series just keeps getting better and better.

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