This week FDTC writer Adam Holtzapfel shares his thoughts on Werewolf Run issues 1 & 2 from Daniel Leister.
Werewolf Run is currently a Kickstarter backed comic from illustrator Daniel Leister. With perks currently being worked out he was kind enough to give me a sneak peek at the first 2 issues of a 4 part series. If you’re a fan of films like The Howling and An American Werewolf In London, you will not be disappointed.
Book 1 starts in West Virginia where Mike & Alex are traveling home from Mike’s grandmother's funeral. Along the way they believe they are lost, stop at a gas station (c’mon we’ve all seen those movies, so you know what type of gas station it is). Once they leave there an accident occurs ending this book with a cliffhanger.
Book 2 picks up where the first ended while also showing flashbacks of military personnel hunting a werewolf that is reeking havoc. As expected this issue also leaves a cliffhanger.
So far what works for this series is the illustration and writing. It’s not your typical boy meets wolf story, it adds a new dimension to a genre you don’t see tackled too often.
Per the Kickstarter perks are on schedule to arrive in May. For those that missed out, keep an eye out for a second chance to score the trade paperback as well as him trying to get distribution for this 4 issue series. If you’re a horror fan you can’t go wrong with adding this to your collection next to his current series Lord of Gore, Nailbiter, and classic EC Comics.
If you missed the live interview be sure to check it out here.