Snarl #1

Snarl #1

Writer: Kelly Bender Artist: Nathan Kelly Publisher: Alterna Comics Release Date: May 13, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Something sinister is killing people in a Washington State Park. Is it animal? Is it Supernatural? When all the evidence points to the unexplained a veteran detective will have to go against all of his training to solve the unsolvable before it's too late!

  • 8.6
    Florida Geek Scene - Bryce Osceola May 20, 2015

    The artwork in this comic is dark and weighty, with pops of bold coloring to intensify the moment. The Native American folklore is somewhat scattered, with the mentioning of the Duwamish Tribe near Seattle, the “yee naaldlooshi” is a phrase in the Navajo language, and later the phrase “miyelo ca kola nagi tanka” is said but it consists of words from the Lakota language. It's wonderful to have Native American inspired stories and themes, but it would be more effective if the language/cultural aspects were attributed to the appropriate tribe. Overall,Snarlis a captivating mystery that will leave readers craving more! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - El Moos Jun 18, 2015

    All in all this is a one shot worth owning, I love the main character and would be keen to see him put up against investigating other potentially supernatural crimes, though this story feels fully resolved. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Zina Hutton Nov 10, 2015

    Snarl is a one-shot comic from Alterna Comics. That means that this is probably it for this particular story. That doesn't mean though that it lacks merit. After all, this story veers left as far as your typical werewolf story goes and it has characters that are commanding and interesting. Snarl is a good story and it ends on an unsettling note that makes you wish for another story to be forthcoming. So let's cross our fingers and hope that Alterna Comics gets the message and gives us a thrilling follow up toSnarl! Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Comic Crusaders - Aaron Sullivan May 6, 2015

    I would recommend SNARL to anyone who is a fan of mystery, detective titles, or classic noir. It's certainly not the best at anything that it does, but it is in the race and its shortcomings are not so great that I could give it a bad review. This is the sort of comic that performs best as a slow burn, and I would be interested in seeing any future adventures of these characters. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson May 26, 2015

    Snarl has a good story somewhere within it.  It gets bogged down with a mismatch of genres and a forced twist / reveal that doesn't pack much of a punch.  Bevil and Sagun basically stumble through the case with everything conveniently falling into place for them and explained by some exposition-friendly side characters.  At one point they meet a guy who is literally carrying a copy of a surveillance tape showing the killer at work.  If some of the fat was trimmed from this 40+ page comic, it would be a pretty lean cop story with a nice horror angle. Read Full Review

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