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"Wulfborne #1" Comic Review

Written by James Ferguson

Published by Scout Comics

Wulfborne 1 00

Written and illustrated by Brian Middleton
2019, 32 Pages, $3.99
Comic released on February 27th, 2019

Review:

Wulfborne, the swarthy adventurer, fights his way through monsters of all shapes and sizes searching for his lost love, Luna. None of these creatures will prevent him from reaching his goal, even if that means leaving a bloody trail of their bodies in his wake. His real troubles come from within. He's riddled with doubt and wonders how he can soldier on to get through this as this loss was just too great.

You can't deny the awesome art style on display in Wulfborne. Writer / artist Brian Middleton brings a gritty, almost cartoony style to the book, which creates an intriguing tone. You can see how the weight of Luna's loss has brought the title character down. Although we don't see who he was before, it's obviously he's a shell of what he once was.

We don't know the details of why Luna is gone. Is she dead? Did she leave him? There are questions around this and that adds to the mysterious nature of Wulfborne. I'm curious if we'll get some twists and turns to it, like the game Braid. In any case, Wulfborne's actions seem noble enough as he faces off against some of the most frightening creatures imaginable.

Middleton's solid artwork extends to the monsters as well. There's a wide variety of display here, from fish creatures to giant boars to whatever is at the end of this first issue. Each is more menacing than the last, yet Wulfborne faces them all with equal vigor.

There's a running narration of sorts throughout this issue, like Wulfborne is talking to Luna. It makes the comic look all the more tragic. This is a tortured soul searching for the one person that gave his life purpose. Yes, this can be a bit of a downer, but it works with the overall look and feel of the series.

If this is where Wulfborne starts, I can't imagine what kind of monsters we'll encounter with the rest of this series. It's a dark, brooding journey filled with danger at every turn.

Grades:

Story: Fourstars Wulfborne 1 Small
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Art: Fourstars
Overall: Fourstars

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James has a 2nd grade reading level and, as a result, only reads books with pictures. Horror is his 5th favorite genre right after romantic comedy and just before silent films. No one knows why he's here, but he won't leave.
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