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ALABASTER: WOLVES #2 (OF 5)

With her would-be assassin dead, Dancy retreats to lick her wounds—only to discover that her would-be refuge has been corrupted by the town’s twisted secret.

* A new comics series by Caitlín R. Kiernan (Threshold, The Dreaming, The Red Tree, The Drowning Girl), with art by Steve Lieber (Whiteout, Detective Comics).

“Caitlín R. Kiernan is the poet and the bard of the wasted and the lost.” —Neil Gaiman

“Ms. Kiernan is a cartographer of lost worlds.” –New York Times

Writer: Caitlín R. Kiernan
Artist: Steve Lieber
Colorist: Rachelle Rosenberg
Cover Artist: Greg Ruth

Price: $3.50
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Comments

  1. People should read this book…

  2. Nope.

  3. Yup. Issue #1 was fantastic. One of the best books I’ve read in a while. Really came out of nowhere for me, I liked the cover, picked it up, and was amazed by this very Vertigo-feeling book that reminded me of the best of Sandman, Hellblazer, or Swamp Thing.

    • I tried, I enjoyed the story it is based on but the art was a bit of a mess and ultimately it falls flat for me especially because it is only a 5 part mini and I just don’t think it can breathe properly. I’d be interested to know if you are familiar with the character or Kiernan’s works that this is coming from?

    • To each his own Zhurrie, your opinion is as valid is mine.

      No, I had no familiarity with the series, author. The funny thing is I guess the author was in my LCS (Shout out to Friendly Neighborhood Comics, Bellingham MA!) the weekend before #1 came out.

      I really liked the art, her creepy eyes, and the very cool 4-headed angel and thought the storytelling aspect of the art was strong (I was never confused)

      I think this 5 Part story is meant to stand-alone, but if successful, there’d be other related minis?

  4. I liked the 2-part, 4-page FCBD preview. I will check if my store has this.

  5. I was kinda leery of this issue as I was thinking the first was a fluke but this second issue is equally engaging and makes me wish this wasn’t a mini-series.

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