Wolf Cop #1 “Hog Wild” – Review
Story By Max Marks
Art by Arcana Studios
Published by Dynamite Entertainment
A few of us were hanging out one night, numbing our senses in a recreational way while looking for a bad horror movie to watch. We came across Wolf Cop; and upon seeing him splayed out in a… sexy (?) pose on a human skin rug, we were pretty sold on the movie. What we got both matched and exceeded our expectations. It never once took itself seriously and never apologized for it, all while dumping buckets of blood everywhere.
The comic, brought to you by Dynamite Entertainment picks right up where the movie leaves off with now disgraced lawman Lou Garou and his conspiracy fueled stoner pal Willie Higgins as they leave their lives behind and hit the road. Max Marks takes Lowell Dean’s original story and takes it on the road, where they encounter new, far more dangerous things across Canada in a “monster of the week” style of storytelling reminiscent of The X-Files. Marks’ style mirrors the tone of the film perfectly, and Wolf Cop #1 is just as ridiculous and enjoyable as it’s celluloid counterpart.
Arcana Studios takes the reigns and provides some very sharp artwork for Wolf Cop. The artwork perfectly melds with Marks’ words and presents you with a solid read. They don’t pull any punches and the almost over the top gore and carnage is presented in full force.
In the end, I had a blast reading it Wolf Cop #1. It was a quick read mind you, but that was just the pace of the comic, as they did not waste more than a couple panels on the first page to connect the comic to the movie. With the pacing being what it is, Wolf Cop may work better as a trade paperback, but that’s only something that time will tell. But in the meantime, grab yourself a copy of #1 and have a good time with Lou and Willie as they discover that Lou’s lycanthropy might not be the most terrifying of creatures on the Canadian back roads.