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 

Review – Alabaster: Wolves #2 of 5

Written By: Caitlìn R. Kiernan
Art and Letters By: Steve Lieber
Colors By: Rachelle Rosenberg
Cover By: Greg Ruth
Published By: Dark Horse

In this issue we find Dancy dealing with the aftermath of her knockdown, drag out werewolf fight. She’s not feeling too well thanks to the chunk the werewolf took out of her arm. Dancy is kind of losing it which may also be partially caused by the high fever and infection that’s a brewin’. She’s in and out of consciousness and to top it all off, that rude bird is back poking at her and stealing her chili. Dancy begins to realize that, without some help, she’s probably going to die so off she goes in search of a drugstore with the rude bird in tow. After finding the supplies she needs Dancy goes in search of a safe place where she can rest and hopefully heal but, in this world, that place doesn’t exist. Even though she’s not looking for it, she finds trouble and a battle ensues that really shows us how badass (even at half health) Dancy really is. But, will this fight be too much for her to take?

This comic is really something special. Everything from start to finish is amazing but I especially love the dialog. Dancy and the blackbirds back and forth dialog is so great and really entertaining. The art is also fabulous. I kept going back to check it out. The muted tones really do a great job setting the tone/mood of the comic. The story itself is really wonderful and really succeeds in keeping the reader engaged. If you haven’t yet, pick it up, you won’t be disappointed!

Release Date: May 9th, 2012

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