Author: El Torres
Artist: Siku (LUIS CZERNIAWSKI)
Cover Artist: Siku
Publisher: Amigo Comics
Genre : Fantasy
Format : Comic book sized, FC, 32 pages
Retail Price: $3,99
The full saga of the Ghost Wolf, the spirit of vengeance of the northern wastes.
When the sons of Corr lost their courage, they were captured by the wild tribes. But there was one man who decided to fight… and he paid for this with his very life. He will become the vessel for the long, forsaken spirit of vengeance… The Ghost Wolf!
Now that is a very exciting way to start a story! The prelude to the main event is surprisingly good. The reader gets to hear the origin of the legend from an unknown narrator in such a way that leaves the reader intrigued. That is how I felt as I was captivated by the brilliant simplicity of it all. This small parable was truly a mouth watering appetizer for the main meal. And what a meal it was.
First of all I have to complement the art of Siku. The atmosphere created within this comic book really sets the mood for the whole thing. The barbarian theme and the desolate ice-cold wastelands engulf the page, immersing the reader in the story. I particularly enjoyed the part where the protagonist, in a dream like state, becomes the ghost wolf.
Something that I really did not expect is the way the story shaped itself. In the beginning, the story misleads the reader into believing that the Ghost Wolf is actually one person that takes the role of vigilante/superhero of the tribe. However, by the end we learn the real truth behind the whole affair.
A well constructed tale that uses a legend/tale to bring back a character into life to protect the people of a particular tribe, Ghost Wolf is an enjoyable read with a lot of potential. The fact that in the first issue the reader gets a very clear setting of the world he/she is thrown in does not affect the narrative at all. In fact, I found it quite entreating and surprising, especially the revelation in the end. It is unexpected and feels fresh.
I recommend picking up this issue and all the others that are to follow. I can also bet that this won’t be the only series of Ghost Wolf. The good writing of El Torres and the art of Siku is the perfect combination for a character like this.