HorrorWeb Reviews "The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen" Comic
Hello fiends, this review by yours truly will be of "" from Space Goat Publishing.
Written by: Micky Neilson
Art by: Jason Johnson
Colors by: Milen Pavano
This comic is a direct sequel to the beloved 1981 movie, The Howling. The events in this issue take place just three weeks after the end of the movie. The story begins with a bang, as Karen White transforms into a werewolf on live television to expose the truth about "The Colony". The Colony is a group of so-called "freaks" that many locals believe are killers who live out in the woods. During her proclamation, Chris Halloran shoots and kills Karen with a silver bullet. For those of you who has seen The Howling, you will know exactly the scene and what took place. If you have never seen it, shame on you horror lover! I highly recommend it. It's ok if you've never seen the movies however, you can jump on board with the comic without missing a beat.
This comic makes great strides to build on the movie as Chris believes there were survivors from the fires at "The Colony". The story also focuses on Marsha, who was presumed killed in The Howling - only to return seeking revenge.
In most comic adaptations or sequels, the artists have a tendency towards a newer, more modern look to classic characters. To my surprise, this was not the case for art in this comic, however. Jason Johnson did a great job keeping the likeness of the characters intact, especially with Marsha's transformation. Milen Pavano also did a great job coloring this comic to keep the dark and gritty feel, just like the movie.
To me, The Howling movie sequels seemed to get further away from Joe Dante's, the writer and director's, original vision. Micky Neilson, on the other hand, wrote the perfect comic book sequel; just an all around great comic book.
I gave this a 5/5
This is Alex "Dark Clown" Sanchez for Horror Web comic book reviews.