By Phil Hill
“Werewolves: The Hunger”
Story: Pat Shand, Raven Gregory, Joe Brusha & Ralph Tedesco
Written by: Mark Miller
Interior Artist: Elmer V. Cantada
Exterior Artist: Mike Krome
Release Date: May 29, 2013
Synopsis: Werewolves are unleashed on the nexus and it is up to one man to prevent the Grimm Universe from being devoured by a hunger that never dies. Roman, a ruthless and uncaring hunter, is on the tail of a vicious werewolf when he finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy that goes way deeper than any hunt he's ever been on.
Our Thoughts: I was curious about Zenescopes’, “Unleashed” storyline. There are other connecting mini-series with Zombies, Vampires and Demons. However, it was the werewolf portion that caught my eye. For a number one issue, it didn’t quite pop. Perhaps it just wasn’t long enough. "Werewolves" had one kill scene and then viola it was done. I didn’t get a feel for what drove Roman until the last page,and even then it felt clichéd.
Story: Roman and a werewolf break into a home while trying to kill each other. Said werewolf gets away and kills some teenagers. One of the teenagers survives but is whisked away by a shadowy military organization. Roman is torn by saving the bitten girl or continuing to hunt the werewolf.
Art: The cover art by Mike Krome is gorgeous and that is what drew me to the book. The interior art is scratchy and dark. The art is good just not great. The shading and gloominess do add to the story, but just cannot get past the cover art being so eye catching.
It was an adequate werewolf, horror story. It wasn't spectacular or original, but adequate. I have really limited experience with Zenescopes books and was hoping this entry to their world would suck me in. It didn't quite succeed with this book, however, the other parts of the "Unleashed" event looks promising.