Publisher: Marvel MAX
Writer: Duane Swierczynski
Artist: Mico Suayan
Review by: Eric Stuckart
Werewolf by Night: In the Blood tells the tale of Jack Russell, a seemingly nice enough man with a slight problem. Unless he locks himself into his own escape-proof room, a panic room, at every full moon, he wakes up two days later covered in blood, usually with dead bodies strewn all around him. What could be quite the social life killer for most is merely a speed bump for Russell, until he returns from one of his “business trips” at the safe house to find his pregnant fiancé murdered the way he usually ends up doing folks in. On the run from Johnny Law and medical researchers who know a lot more about him than he knows about himself, he has two choices – deal with the Devil and turn himself in, or wait until the next full moon and risk going on another killing spree. Time is running out.
Pros: Great artwork. Fast-paced storyline that actually grabs the reader’s attention. Includes a two-issue tale of Russell’s first encounter with Dracula in the original Werewolf by Night series from the 1970s.
Cons: Climactic finale is slightly over the top. Story leaves readers wanting more, but that’s not entirely a bad thing.
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