Wolf Moon #1

Wolf Moon #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Jeremy Haun Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: December 3, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 1
7.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Don't miss the start of this new 6-issue miniseries! WOLF MOON is a horrific werewolf hunt unlike any other. When Dillon Chase's family was slaughtered by the wolf, his life was forever changed. Dillon sets out to destroy the creature, but he soon learns that lycanthropy is far more insidious than the legends ever said. With each full moon, he draws closer to the monster - and with each full moon, he becomes more aware that in order to stop the wolf, he must kill a human being and become a fearful monster himself.

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Mark Brassington Dec 7, 2014

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  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Bexar Dec 9, 2014

    This book takes a classic horror icon and has a lot of fun with it. The curse is no longer passed on by a bite or a scratch, but by a roaming spirit that inhabits a new body every month for 3 days. Wolf Moon's art is by Jeremy Haun (The Darkness) and good sweet Lord, faithful followers, it's magnificent in this book. The end will leave you with your mouth agape, wondering just what the hell is going on. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jeff Lake Dec 4, 2014

    Faces smush like bad melons, limbs detach with ease and entrails spend a lot more time out then in. At times the book reads like a bad horror movie, in a good way, as extras meet gruesome ends in increasingly creative ways. It's a little needless at times, but it effectively sets the intense, no-holds-barred tone Bunn is clearly going for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Dec 3, 2014

    Off to a great start, "Wolf Moon" #1 oozes with bloody goodness. I really hope the second issue holds up to this intensity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Dec 3, 2014

    Wolf Moon #1 gets this mini-series off on the right foot (or paw! rimshot). It presents a solid start with an intriguing story and mystery, while also providing some appealing writing and artwork. I'm liking what I'm seeing here and I'm hoping we'll see more cool things from this in the future. If you are looking for a werewolf story, this may be just up your alley. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Dec 4, 2014

    It's a visually exciting issue that will no doubt find many readers more than game for following Dillon Chase as he continues to hunt down the monster that killed his family " and many others in this issue. Although there were a few moments in the dialogue that felt a bit melodramatic, high marks go to Bunn for a truly creative take on what think we know of werewolves especially as it relates to the cause of lycanthropy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Walt Keegan Dec 5, 2014

    I'm always excited to read a new take on an old favorite and even more excited when that story ends up going in a promising new direction like Wolf Moon #1. Cullen Bunn has proved that he can write some crazy horror/blood and guts books and has dangled a meaty worm on a hook in front of readers to entice them to bite on this new Vertigo title. Jeremy Haun keeps up his end of the bargain with some very tense and graphic scenes to satisfy picky horror lovers. They've definitely got me waiting for the next cycle of the moon to pick up issue #2 and see if the team can keep this book leader of the pack. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Normal Dec 5, 2014

    Wolf Moon #1 has someexcellentart and enough of a twist on the werewolf mythology to make it worth picking up, even if the actual story isn't as interesting as it should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Dec 8, 2014

    With this being a six issue mini-series, Bunn and Haun are looking to take a long standing concept and add their take on it, hopefully leaving the genre in a better place than where it was. By the end of this first issue, I'm excited and confident that they will. This series may not be for those who are squeamish when it comes to the "blood and guts" aspect of horror comics, but there's so much more to enjoy within this first issue. Strong storytelling with graphic and exciting art have me howling at the moon in anticipation for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Dec 4, 2014

    Those interested in werewolves and the supernatural genre will probably find enough to draw them in here, but for outsiders the genre, there is far less here of much value. Story is often shunted for the benefit of gore, and the characters are not developed enough in this initial issue to provide enough to grasp on to. It is a shame too, because the cover by June Chung is one of the most visually captivating covers that I have seen in a long time, and while it draws in the reader, there is nothing inside this issue which matches the eloquence of the exterior. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Dec 5, 2014

    Overall the first issue does exactly what you'd want from an introduction to a mini-series. It sets up the characters, the conflict, and the protagonist's goal in easy brushstrokes, and gives you enough of a hook that you're definitely ready to read on when you turn the final page. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - J. Luis Dec 3, 2014

    If you are a fan of classic monsters that aren't running around like a daytime soap opera then Wolf Moon #1 is a book you should really consider picking up. Bloody, visceral, and a lot of fun, Wolf Moon is shaping up to be an exciting limited series that I will continue to follow. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Cap'n Aldous B. Adder Dec 5, 2014

    This comic has all the beginnings of a great new take on a pretty bloated and clich-filled genre. Will it survive and manage to steer clear enough of the things that have made many of us sick of seeing wolves all around us? Only future issues will tell, but I'm sold enough to give it a shot for now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Dec 4, 2014

    I am pleased to say that Wolf Moon is on track to be another fascinating addition to the mythology. Readers who love supernatural comics, thrillers or just some gore will dig this title. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Dec 5, 2014

    In "Wolf Moon" #1, Bunn and Haun play it safe with a new werewolf legend that feels... well, old. With an interesting concept at its heart and a promising conclusion, it contains a world of potential that it can't quite reach in its debut issue. Strong but trite, "Wolf Moon" squeezes itself into a long tradition of lycanthropy mythology without ruffling any feathers. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Alex K Dec 5, 2014

    If Wolf Moon #1 is guilty of anything negative, it's that the story seems somewhat derivative. Given time, I think the ship can be righted and we can see what has made Bunn such a prominent rising storyteller. For those who love werewolf stories, this is a simple decision to pick up. For everyone else, it is an interesting series to keep an eye on. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comicosity - Kelly Richards Dec 4, 2014

    As a side note, and feel free to call me pedantic, but I cannot believe that no one at Vertigo picked up the typo in the credits. Its driving me insane. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Dec 6, 2014

    Good, but nothing surprising or necessary to read more.

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