Review – Alabaster Wolves #3 of 5

Written By: Caitlín R. Kiernan
Art & Letters: Steve Lieber
Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg
Cover: Greg Ruth

We last saw our favorite albino bad-ass in a bad state and about to die. In this issue Dancy seems like she’s on the losing end when she starts to tangle with that werewolf, or is she? She soon finds help in the form of an unlikely ally and Dancy is trying to figure out why she’s been saved. Things quickly become tense between Dancy and her savior as her new-found “friend” has questions that are expected to be answered. Dancy, in no position to argue because she’s still weak and recovering, obliges and we are given a glimpse into the past. Dancy’s past is just as interesting as her present and her journey leads her to trouble. She, like always, does what she needs to do and she is slowly figuring out what it all means. Now that her Angel (guide) has left her she has the daunting task of doing it all on her own, with maybe a little help from the rude crow!

Caitlín R. Kiernan is flat-out amazing. Her writing style is breathtaking and hands down some of the best I’ve read. Dancy is an amazing character layered with depth and sadness. Steve Lieber’s art is the same as Kiernan’s writing, it is beautiful and brings everything to life in a fantastic way. Each character in this comic is intriguing and the story itself very interesting. From Dancy to the crow everything works impeccably together. If you haven’t checked out this series yet, well, there’s something wrong with you, so go pick it up, I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Release Date: June 20th, 2012

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Story:★★★★½ 
Art:★★★★½ 
Dialog:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★½ 

The Walking Dead Escape at Comic-Con 2012! Updated!

Walking Dead fans get ready for an experience like no other. If you have ever dreamed of being a zombie/walker (really?), a survivor in a zombie apocalypse (who hasn’t?) or you are just a little weird and have wanted to watch humans and zombies fight it out on the sidelines (me!), then this years San Diego Comic-Con is where you need to be. The Walking Dead Escape is going to offer fans the chance to dodge walkers through an obstacle course at Petco Park. If you sign up as a survivor before June 9th you can save some money. The tickets cost $70 right now until June 9th, $80 from June 10th – July 10th and if they are still available, $90 for walk ups. Update: If you just want to watch tickets are $15.  All the information on how to be a walker has been released and it is as follows:  Horde Walker half shift (2.5 hours) $39, Horde Walker full shift (4 hours) $39 (with a $20 credit 14 days after the event so it’s really $19).  Horde Master (lead your own horde) pay $39 now and if selected receive a $39 credit 14 days after the event.  If I’m reading this correctly that seems like free to me!  Horde Hero, this is the big daddy of the event, you get fully made up in zombie make-up, you can get your zombie on as long as you want and you get zombie training (I don’t know what this is, but I like the sound of it), this will cost $149.  As an added bonus, all make-up will be done by Greg Nicotero and KNB EFX! All walkers and survivors will receive an exclusive, special edition 100th issue of The Walking Dead and all spectators will receive an exclusive, special edition poster of the cover of the 100th issue! You don’t have to worry about fitting this into your busy Comic-Con schedule because it will take place over 3 days with a bunch of different times to accommodate everyone!

Order your tickets here!