Werewolves: The Hunger #1

The werewolves have been released from the Shadowlands and
Roman Asher is the only one who knows how to deal with them.  That is, until one tussle sends Roman through
the home of Rolly, and the beast escapes moving on to other unsuspecting
victims.  Meanwhile the practices of a
local veterinary hospital are a little suspect and possibly downright
sinister.  Werewolves: The Hunger,
written by Mark L. Miller, is the second mini-series to spring forth from the
Unleashed event happening in the Grimm Fairy Tales universe.
The monsters just keep on coming.  Werewolves are the focus of this series and
boy do they need attention.  Luckily, the
man to give them that attention is one Roman Asher, a hunter who specializes in
tracking down and disposing of those unwanted werewolves.  It doesn’t help him any though, when he gets
distracted by smashing through someone’s house. 
The werewolf gets away and Roman’s left in the care of Rolly.  Now, I kinda get the feeling that there’s
something more to this particular werewolf than meets the eye.  I mean, Roman is touted as this big-time
werewolf hunter, yet he let this one slip right through his fingers.  Sure, he crashed through a window while
fighting it, but it seems like he had been fighting this thing for quite some
time before busting in on Rolly.  Why
wouldn’t he have just killed it by then? 
Seems a bit suspicious, but this is just the beginning of Roman’s side
story, so I’m sure all will be revealed in due time.
Now, the thing I found most appealing about this issue,
would be Roman himself.  Although not a
huge follower, Roman just has this look and demeanor that reminds me of the
Punisher.  I see this grizzled old war
vet (not necessarily a vet of any conventional wars, but ones of a fantastical
sort) who’s been through hell and back to keep the common-folk safe.  He’s willing to do what’s necessary to get
the job done and whoah-be-damned anyone who gets in his way.  Like I said, I get a Punisher vibe from
Roman, but at the same time, I see something a little different.  If a person gets turned, there’s no hope for
them and they just need to be put down. 
Just that sense of finality within him tends to make one wonder if Roman
really does care if anyone gets in the way. 
Not a strict follower of the Punisher, so a lot of this stuff could be
him through-and-through, but I’m just relaying what I know.  Mark L. Miller, made a real no-nonsense
character and if Roman’s little flashbacks say anything about him, is that
there’s more that Mark has yet to show us.
So, with a pretty solid story and art style, there really
isn’t anything to complain about.  This
whole Unleashed event is shaping up to be something pretty awesome and these
mini-series are really adding to the awesome. 
I can definitely see much bigger things for all of these characters down
the line and I’m sure I’ll be picking up the issues along the way.
Roman is on the hunt and he will be for quite some time with
all of the werewolves now out and about. 
But, what made him become a hunter and why is he so adamant about
straight-up killing them instead of helping them?  I guess the only way to know will be to pick
up this issue and the rest of the series as it comes out.  So yes, go check this out because who doesn’t
love a good werewolf hunter?  Trust me
though, it’ll be a howling good time. 
For more info on where to pick up this issue, visit the Zenescope website, or the Zenescope Facebook page.
Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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