Alabaster: Wolves #1

Alabaster: Wolves #1

Writer: Caitlin R. Kiernan Artist: Steve Lieber Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 11, 2012 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 8
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International Horror Guild Award-winning author Caitln R. Kiernan brings one of her most enduring and popular creations to comics!

For nearly as long as she can remember, Dancy Flammarion has fought monsters, cutting a bloody swath through the demons and dark things of the world, aimed like a weapon by forces beyond her control or questioning.

A new comics series by Caitln R. Kiernan with art by Steve Lieber.Desperate thoughts, desperate actions!

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 14, 2012

    As a reprieve from capes and tights comics, this book succeeds. As a horror-tinged suspense comic, this book excels. "Alabaster: Wolves" is the beginning of something new, a fresh take on the terrible creatures that lurk in the shadows and one of the protectors who keep those monsters from us. I'm hoping this is the beginning of a series of adventures featuring Dancy. If Kiernan and Lieber continue to bring us stories of this magnitude, I'll be right there, snapping them up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Maria Selke Apr 19, 2012

    I'm still fairly new to reading comics, but this first issue of Alabaster really struck me as a wonderful, unique start to a series. I love everything about it. The art is eerie, with both the level of detail and the coloring blending perfectly to create that creepy feel. The writing style has a definite flair, making it stand out among the comics that I am reading. I picked up this comic because of the buzz about it, and I'm extremely happy that I did. I have to say that I am completely hooked, and this is a series I am eagerly anticipating continuing to read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Apr 18, 2012

    Alabaster: Wolves is my first introduction to the character of Dancy Flammarion and I have to say that I'm in it for the long haul. Kiernan's character is tragic, defiant, real, and mysterious and I want to know more about her and her world. In terms of an introductory issue, Wolves does a great job of giving us just enough history to get a handle on this girl and enough mystery to make us want to come back. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Apr 12, 2012

    Overall, it's a really good beginning - one that can probably be ascribed to an author adapting her own work to a different medium, knowing how to get the essentials out there to keep readers hooked. Alabaster: Wolves is a five issue series, likely adapting each one of the short stories in the original book. Hopefully, they hang well together as one full tale, and even if they don't, well, Dancy's had her one chance, and she certainly didn't let us down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Apr 12, 2012

    Like I said my anticipation for this series was really high and because of that it fell short for me, but it was still a good book. I still picked it up this week and was glad to read it and add it to my collection. Dark Horse continues to show how you do a proper novel adaptation and hopefully we’ll see more of this quality in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Apr 13, 2012

    Alabaster: Wolves is a series worth checking out if you're willing to deal with some minor barriers to entry. If you like Moorcock's Elric stories (an obvious touchstone) or some of the better Hellblazer runs, give this one a shot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMoniga Apr 10, 2012

    Dancy and this world may come from Kiernan's prose work, but it's not necessary to have familiarity with those stories in order to enjoy this comic, which is shaping up to be another great psychological horror story in Dark Horse's stable of comics. The journey that Dancy must take in Alabaster: Wolves is a long and lonely one. You should join her on it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Apr 16, 2012

    Based on a character from the novels of Caitlin R. Kiernan. I found myself bored to tears by this first issue. The protagonist is some Buffy The Vampire Slayer clone who talks to birds who talk back and exchanges riddles with werewolves instead of slaying them right away. I suppose its only saving grace is the illustrations by Steve Lieber who gives the drawings a look of medievalism in a modern world. If you’re a fan of Kiernan’s books, then by all means enjoy yourself. I just can’t recommend it. From Dark Horse Comics. Read Full Review

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