Friday, November 26, 2010

Astounding Wolf-Man #25

The final issue of Robert Kirkman and Jason Howard's tale of CEO turned werewolf turned super-hero wraps things up with a bloody battle between Wolf-Man and the Elder, leaving only one standing.

As conclusions go issue #25 does what it needs to do but even with extra-pages feels a bit rushed. The vampire Zecheriah's final fate is far from satisfying (blink and you'll miss it), and the amount of exposition jammed into Wolf-Man's battle with the Elder comes close to ruining the series final big fight. For a comic that's been centered mainly around character-driven issues we're given an overabundance of plot.

That's not to say I didn't enjoy the issue, I did. The final few pages present several new opportunities should Kirkman and Howard ever decide ever decide to return to the character. And just the thought that they've unleashed an army of werewolf covert opps into the Image universe, answerable only to their new leader, does make me smile.

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