Review – The Pack #1
It’s interesting The Pack #1 comes to the shelves around the same time that Teen Wolf is seeing resurgence. The two are similar in that they involve werewolves and kids in high school, but the type of storytelling is so far apart.
The Pack begins with an attack and death of a mother, setting it’s darker tone right away. This isn’t some campy tween story, it’s much darker in a good way. We follow two families picking up the pieces of their lives, both suffering the loss of the mother in the home. The Jordan’s have also moved to a new town starting a new life after their loss. The focus might be on teens, but it’s about their adjustment and living after tragedy. Greg Jordan isn’t accepted by the football team who looks at him as upsetting their winning dynamic. Greg’s sister fairs a little better in her new surroundings. Greg also attempts to reach out to David, the other teen who recently lost his mother.
Other than the beginning of the comic, the whole werewolf aspect of the story is ignored. Clearly some of the characters we’re introduced to are in fact lycanthropes. The question is, which ones? We’re given more of a mystery to work with here and everything isn’t laid out for the reader in the first issue. And it works because of that. That’s part of what sucked me in.
Add on solid art work to an entertaining story and you’ve got a comic book series I look forward to reading more of.
Writer: Mike Raicht Art: Daniel Faccilongo Publisher: Th3rd World Studios
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy
Th3rd World Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review