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liked it 3.0  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
The city is damned, has always been damned, and the wolves have become us.

Torn tells of a wolf’s struggle when he is infected with the most aggressive virus the world has ever known: Humanity
120 pages
Published by Gestalt Comics (first published 2011)
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Nov 09, 2011 Byron rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: werewolf fans
The ideas are sound. Instead of the usual werewolf narrative of a man turning into a wolf, we have a wolf who turns into a man. And the monsters are... well, I'll let you read that for yourself.

Unfortunately, the story is very muddled. There were many times when I had to guess at what was going on, guess at what character I was looking at, and guess at who was speaking. Lots and lots of guessing. I think I was right most of the time but it wasn't fun to do so.

While I understand that the authors
Deborah Biancotti
Feb 22, 2013 Deborah Biancotti rated it it was amazing
Deborah was the convenor of the Graphic Novel/Illustrated Works category for the Aurealis Awards in 2011. This review/rating is the personal opinion of Deborah herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team.

From the Aurealis Awards Judges' Report 2011:

Daring composition in this pen-and-ink style artwork puts this man-vs-wolf-vs-wolfman entry ahead of the pack in the story of a changeling let loose in the
Feb 25, 2016 Ashleigh rated it it was ok
The first graphic novel I have read and I think it went over my head.

A wolf that turns into a human - a reverse werewolf tale.

Part #3 is where I got lost. I just could not grasp this part of the story. I felt I missed out on an important point.

I liked the illustrations/art - bold images in just black & white, fine lines, sketchy.

Sep 14, 2014 Teàrlach rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed, wolves
Great premise, interesting characters, but I have an issue with stories that supposedly reach their denouement and leave me feeling like I missed more than half the plot. It was confusing at best and I was disappointed when, as I closed the book, I thought 'I have no idea what I just read'.
Christopher Mclean
Jun 02, 2014 Christopher Mclean rated it it was ok
A interesting take on the werewolf tale but ultimately I felt the hard to decipher art and a fairly shallow story left it a fairly unforfilling read.
Jun 16, 2016 Lore rated it really liked it
Picked this up at Oz Comic Con and I was definitely not disappointed (even got it signed by the author). Definitely an interesting story.
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