She Wolf #1

Writer: Rich Tommaso Artist: Rich Tommaso Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 22, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 2
5.9Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

SHE WOLF is a surreal exploration in horror as the story follows a teenage girl who believes she's been bitten by a savage werewolf. Soon after she begins to experience feverish nightmares that seamlessly bleed into her everyday reality.

  • 8.2
    Comicsverse - Kara Waltersdorff Jun 24, 2016

    The simple, soft art and interesting, surreal story are what make SHE WOLF a great comic, even after just one issue. This first issue, without giving too much away, beautifully sets up the story and hints at what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Jun 1, 2016

    With a surreal and bizarre tone and a compelling character, She Wolf #1 uses its stripped-down debut issue to hook you with its weird and unsettling take on the Werewolf story Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 23, 2016

    This is a really uniquely creative series that is, despite its lack of horror-esque appearance, one of the better horror comics I’ve read lately. This is a great take on an old story, so any werewolf fans should definitely check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jun 22, 2016

    She Wolf is a fever dream of a werewolf story where the real monster may be the main character's mind.  Gabrielle is in a living nightmare, unable to distinguish between horror and reality.  When you can't trust your own brain, that's scarier than any creature that could jump out and eat you up. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman Jun 22, 2016

    If you're looking to give a book a chance, especially on a relatively short shipping week like this one,She-Wolf#1 is far from a waste of time. For the visuals alone, this book is worth checking out. But, be forewarned, you might be left scratching your head with a somewhat unfulfilled feeling in your gut by issue's end. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Jun 23, 2016

    She Wolf is not your Grandfathers comic book and that is a great thing. Reading a comic outside of your comfort zone is always fun to do, and wherever your comfort zone may lie, reading She Wolf will only add to your appreciation of the medium. A single man wrote, drew, colored, and laid out the entire book and it is a success for that feat alone, but then the book is fun too. The art style may be a little off-putting for some readers, but give it a chance and you will get to read a fun story that just may need a little time to find its voice. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Austin Lanari Jun 2, 2016

    Ultimately, She Wolf #1 is full of enjoyable sequences that feel like they are quick to go nowhere. Tommaso's broken inks, colorful speech bubbles, and knack for settings comprise a solid, interesting visual identity for this story. The focus on tone, however, ends up feeling monotonous, and ultimately leaves me decidedly undecided on this comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jun 27, 2016

    "She Wolf" #1 is strong on atmosphere and style, but it will likely fall too hard of the cerebral side for a lot of readers. Tommaso doesn't establish the main character as more than the sum of the terrors that she faces. To the degree to which they can be separated, the art is stronger than the writing in "She Wolf" #1. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Neutral Grey Jun 24, 2016

    All in all, She-Wolf is an interesting narrative that presents a surrealist horror story. The story does a great job of disorienting you with the protagonist. Gabby is both sympathetic and yet a mystery just like the rest of the story. Confusion as an element of storytelling only pays off when you finally begin to wind it together in my opinion, though, andnoexplanations will be found in issue #1. Such a lack of explanation is in She-Wolf that by the end you'll wonder if any of it happened at all. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Liam Budd Jun 23, 2016

    This is not for the faint hearted, but if you put the work in it desires, then it may work for you. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - taschabear Jun 22, 2016

    Long story short, I can appreciate the colorization and the panel transitions of this comic. I think it's a great example of sticking to the basics, but stillallowing the creator'spersonality come through the pages. However, I do not foresee an in-depth storyline due to the overall confusion that the reader is already put in, nor character development, nor overall growth in the comic. If you are looking for something completely different and independent than maybe this is a stylethat you would be fond of. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Kabooooom - Sarah Moran Jun 22, 2016

    She Wolf #1 is a tough comic to recommend. It isn't clear what Tommaso's hoping to say with this story, and besides some interesting visuals, there's little to take away from it. Once the full story is published, She Wolf may prove a really fascinating exploration of trauma and transformation, but as its stands now, this issue is a visually compelling but confusing comic. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Slackjaw Punks - Iron Squid Jun 22, 2016

    She-Wolf was probably one of the most confusing horrible things I've read in a while, although I'll say the artwork is colorful and brings that pop art that a lot of old school readers will love. She-Wolf just is confusing, it has a clunky pace to the story on and are expected to know exactly what is going on, it is like some kind of acid trip but the acid trip has questions. I read Dark Corridor (Same artist and writer) and gave that a mediocre review but this, I just don't know what this is! Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Jun 21, 2016

    Ultimately it's that lack of clarity that is hurting this issue most. Few mediums lend themselves to surrealism like comic books do. Breaking away from realism can be a real strength in this context, and it is abundantly clear that Rich Tommaso knows this and wants to capitalize on it. In the process, the comic never has a firm foot to stand on. There are so many things that it wants to do that it has a really hard time telling a story. Some people might find more here. What one person finds borderline incomprehensible can be rich in meaning to another. That being said, flashy art and playing loose with reality isn't enough if there's nothing tying it down. A comic can't get by as a series of quirky horrors. Read Full Review

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