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The Astounding Wolf-Man, Volume 2 (The Astounding Wolf-Man #2)

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  251 ratings  ·  14 reviews
After the Earth-Shattering events of volume one we find Gary Hampton, The Astounding Wolf-Man, on the run from the law - his very life hanging in the balance He must learn how to harness the beast within, once and for all, and clear his name before the full might of the U.S. government takes him down Guest Starring Invincible This volume collects The Astounding Wolf-Man is ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Image Comics
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So glad I decided to continue reading this, despite first volume being pretty average. This is so much better.
I don't know if the comics itself has become better, or I got used to its quirks?

It still has more or less the same shortcomings.
-Ridiculous costumes and sometimes funny-in-a-bad-way superhero crews.
-Cartoony artwork that reminds me of Mickey Mouse comics...

However volume 2 has some notable imprisonments.
-Characters gain depth,
-Story becomes way more complex,
-We get to think about some
After a semi-promising freshman outing with the first volume on Kirkman’s newest superhero title, I confess to being disappointed with this latest collection of issues in the further adventures of Wolf-Man. For as great a writer as Kirkman, I’m surprised to feel so under-whelmed at the trite character development and plotting. And as for Howard, his inks don’t do his pencils justice. The additional pencils and thumbnails provided in the end pages of this volume are a joy to behold. But his final ...more
Nicolas Ronvel
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John Opalenik
After what is probably the biggest change/plot twist in this entire series, The Astounding Wolf-man has changed his life drastically, and definitely not for the better.

If you liked volume 1, just keep reading.
This tome was anticlimactic for me after the first volume. Despite further developments and revelations, the story feels like Kirkman is only paying slight attention to it. I admit I came to this from Wolf-Man's appearance in Invincible, and the cross-over felt forced and the fight was silly and unconvincing. Invincible and Wolf-Man's fight comes across as the worst style of team-up from 70s comics where the characters meet, fight, then talk, which comes across less as cool retro than cheesy. Th ...more
I'm enjoying this series more as it progresses. I'm looking forward to the next volume!
The new status quo at the start of the book, less superhero, more hounded hero, is wonderful. Unfortunately, this volume jumps all over the place, giving the bad guys the spotlight in two issues, and throwing a crossover with Invincible in the middle. In other words, it barely progresses, but when it gets moving, the book should be good again.
The pace of the story telling pick up in this volume as Gary remains on the run as he is the chief suspect in his wife's death, and his vampire mentor's plans are given a further reveal. There is some fun with the introduction of federal special agent Hunter and stunt casting by Invincible.

Not a lot of forward progress in this volume. It didn't help that I had just read Invincible #57 and Astounding Wolf-Man #11 in the Invincible: Ultimate Collection, vol. 5, and even then, I thought it was a gratuitous team-up.
It would've been helpful if I had read (or had background knowledge of) Invincible before reading this volume...there's a crossover and I was a bit lost.
Might rate this a bit higher if it didn't seem so similar to Invincible, down to the plot construction and artwork.
Margaret Kearney
Even better than the first.Esp with the introduction of the Elder.Cant wait for the next volume.
I can see why this series didn't really thrive. Good, but not great.
Megan Park

Just alright...
Dec 14, 2009 Marie rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Robert Kirkman is an American comic book writer best known for his work on The Walking Dead, Invincible for Image Comics, as well as Ultimate X-Men and Marvel Zombies for Marvel Comics. He has also collaborated with Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane on the series Haunt. He is one of the five partners of Image Comics, and the only one of the five who was not one of the original co-founders of ...more
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