Turn off the porch light, it’s “Night of 1,000 Wolves”
by Angela Quinton
Nov. 20, 2013
Reader Stalker introduced to me another comic title I need to get my hands on, this time from IDW: Curnow and Wachter’s Night of 1,000 Wolves. At first glance I thought it was going to be Hitchcock’s The Birds, but with wolves (insert photo of playground covered in silent staring timberwolves), and I wasn’t particularly interested beyond my intrigue at the earthy watercolour art. But Stalker was thorough with the links, and after reading a good review (and a crummy review), it’s clear that the family under lupine siege has a supernatural secret, and that there’s at least one actual werewolf in the three-issue series. Here’s the summary from IDW:
In the Dark Ages, the tranquil life of Harrick Benjyon and his family is shattered by unthinkable tragedy. Before they can react, the family find themselves under siege by hordes of wolves with one aim: Death! A race for survival becomes all the more impossible by the arrival of the supernatural… and the dark secrets that lie at the heart of the Benjyon family.
Night of 1,000 Wolves was written by Bobby Curnow, whose other credits are the stuff of Saturday morning cartoon dreams, and all of the art (including the covers) was done by Harvey and Eisner nominee Dave Wachter, who has a wonderful post about his artistic process for this book on Comic Monsters. The book is available in trade paperback, and you can see an eight page preview of the first issue courtesy of Comic Book Resources.
I’m going to get a copy later this month, but if you’ve read it, what did you think? Were 1,000 wolves enough? Too many? Should they have been spaced out over three nights, 333 each plus a Bonus Wolf on the last night?