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Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf Volume 1 (Alpha & Omega Graphic #1)

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Includes bonus material and a never-before-published version of issue #1!

Patricia Briggs, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson novels, “always enchants her readers" (Lynn Viehl). Now her Alpha and Omega series—set in a world of shifting shapes, loyalties, and passions—comes vividly to life in this collection of four comic books based on Cry Wolf
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Hardcover, Graphic Novel, 128 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by InkLit (first published 2009)
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Cathy
Why does Bran look like that? He isn't some big-headed built hunk. He's everyman, average young guy, no one would believe to look at him that he's powerful.

And then Charles looks like a hunched over old guy, he should be the one who's comic book model hot. And I'm glad they didn't make Anna a typical comic big boob girl, it focuses on her face mostly, but unfortunately it's pretty ugly and often looks deformed. Anna and Charles both look like wax figures that are constantly being overheated and
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
I am so enamored of Patricia Briggs, I will read anything she writes. I was excited that my library has some of her works in the graphic novel format, since I do enjoy them. I have already read Mercy Thompson: Homecoming and I loved it. Of course, I also love the Alpha and Omega series and looked on this opportunity to in essence get in a quick reread of Cry Wolf.
I have to be honest that I didn’t enjoy this quite as much as I had hoped. I think my problem was the illustrations didn’t quite work
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Laurel
Oct 02, 2012 Laurel rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
I do not like giving bad reviews, particularly to authors or series which I love. Patricia Briggs is superb, and I've enjoyed each of her books. This graphic novel is a disappointment in comparison. The art makes each of the characters look and seem childish, or "less" somehow. The writing seems purposefully dumbed down. I've read amazing graphic novels which with only a few words can create a vivid and deeply moving story. The people behind this work had an amazing novel to draw from, but the e ...more
Yodamom
2.5
I love this story and this author's work. I did not like the illustrations. The faces are drawn with an ugly appearance. The expressions laughable, and unattractive, profiles mutilated. Anna has horrible freckles that resemble acne. In one scene where she is standing next to a car and looks like a spaghetti doll, another where her arms look two times longer than should be. I have to give credit for the artists back scenes, they where very nice. For me the artist ruined the feel of the story,
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Darcy
I liked seeing this story in pictures, but the drawings were odd to me. The lines were hard and the people didn't look anything like I thought. It wasn't until the end when when the pencil line drawings that I realized how everyone looked alike, with only small differences.
Lexie
Isn't that cover gorgeous? Just saying, Daniel Dos Santos always makes me a happy girl. Now if only the artwork continued to be as well drawn in the book itself...

I read a lot of comics--from the 'Big Two' (Dc and Marvel) to the comparatively smaller imprints (Top Cow, Image, Oni, IDW) to web comics (Full Front Nerdity, Otaku no Yen, The Dreamer) so I'm used to all sorts of artwork styles and can usually find little fault in the overall style if it suits the book/series. Unfortunately Todd Herma
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Lou Rocama
I didn't care for the art at all. Particularly, the characters look nothing like I imagined them from the novels' descriptions. Bran was described more than once as looking like an innocuous college student (paraphrasing here), yet here he's stiff and menacing. Also blond, which is not what I'd figured for a Welshman. Actually, he looks kind of like a posterboy for the 'Aryan Race'. The other characters are a bit better as far as overall design, though not great.

As far as body language goes, the
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Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: This is a graphic novel based off of the urban fantasy book, Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs.

Opening Sentence: No, don’t…Justin…Leo…Charles…NO!

The Review:

I am a longtime fan of the Mercy Thompson world, including the original series and its spin-off, Alpha and Omega. Both are filled to the brim with memorable one-liners and vivid imagery. Each character charms their way into your heart with their personalities and indomitable wills. They
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under the Covers

When reading a graphic novel you either already know about the series, in which case you have a preconceived idea of what you are expecting of the graphic novel; or this might be your first taste and it will determine whether you will read the books.

I've been a fan of Patricia Briggs for a while now and, although I haven't caught up yet to the current Alpha & Omega novel, I do love their world. This graphic novel picks up right were Cry Wolf starts.
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Paranormal Haven

After bringing Anna home Charles still needed to tread carefully with her. Her abuse from her previous pack still has her spooked and is preventing her from letting down her guard and fully mateing with Charles. But there personal issues will have to wait Charles needs to go and find out what or who is attacking people in the mountains and of course Anna will go with.

I read whole series before it was interesting viewing it in a graphic novel. The artwork was very well done. The story follows the
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Nancy
One star based on the interior art alone. It wasn't to my taste. I didn't like the character designs and I thought the panel compositions were static and boring. Any sense of the characters' emotions and interactions came more from my memories of the novel than how they appeared on the page.

By contrast, the cover art by Daniel Dos Santos is completely gorgeous. I want it framed on my wall. The issue covers by Jenny Frison are very good.

The story adaptation seems just fine but that may only be be
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Lucy
Definitely not the best graphic novel I've read. I thought the characters were stiff & awkward and most of the faces were ugly. Not even Charles is attractive and he should be the the best of the bunch. And all of them look old. In Briggs's universe werewolves should all look to be in their mid-20s and most of them look in their 50s, at least.
I also much prefer the novel to the much-curtailed story in the graphic novel. I did however like how they incorporated bits of the original Alpha and
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PJ
3.5 'Shifty' Stars

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Seems there's trouble in one of the Chicago wolf packs. Anna, a force-turned wolf shifter, bravely contacts the Marrock, leader of all North American werewolves, about bad things happening in her Pack. Anna knows she will pay, possibly with her life, but she can remain silent no more. Bran, the Marrock, tells her his son Charles, Pack Enforcer, is already on his way there and she is to pick him from the airport. Upon first meeting her, Charles senses two things: first,
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Laura
I really loved the cover art, and the issue covers-- it is clear that whoever the cover artist is they are incredible talented!

I think they did a really wonderful job condensing part of book 1 down for volume 1, although I do wish there was more explanation/that they'd started with the short story. If you hadn't already read the novels you would be incredibly confused.

What really got me is the characters!! I mean for pete's sake they can get that Anna puts a pink bandage on Charles but they can'
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Maggie
Well, what can I say? The book that this graphic novel is based on is great. Everybody knows that. The graphic novel itself is not. Why? Because of the most important thing that there is in a graphic novel - the illustrations! They are screwed and awful. At least to me. I could make better ones and let me tell you something - I'm the opposite of talented when drawing is concerned. Total and complete disappointment... The text adaptation was not bad, although the lovers of Patty's works would pin ...more
Sophia
Note: This review encompasses both v. 1 and v. 2 and is copied to both.

I'm not a regular graphic novel reader, but for a favorite author, it becomes a must read. I found this graphic version of Cry Wolf just a delight to my visual senses. The storyline wasn't bad either though I will warn other readers that there is some flashback stuff that can make things confusing if you're not paying close attention. I won't say you have to read the novel first, but I think without having already read Cry Wo
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Kristy
I love this book series. When I heard they were making it into a graphic novel I was excited. I already fell in love with The Mercedes Thompson Graphic novels and book series I thought that this would be just a great. However I was a bit disappointed.

The adaption was great it followed the book along great. The cover artwork is amazing. I feel it captures how I saw Anna perfectly. However when it actually came to the story telling artwork that's when I felt the artwork was a bit juvenile. It was
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All Things Urban Fantasy
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Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega Graphic Novel, Vol 1) is a collection of the first four Alpha and Omega comic adaptations of the CRY WOLF novel by Patrica Briggs. In addition to the stunning cover by Dan Dos Santos, there are four issue covers inside by Jenny Frison that are just gorgeous:

The majority of the art is by Todd Herman and it captures the action of Briggs’ story nicely and does a decent job of c
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Amy Jacobs
When a friend of mine sent this to me as a gift, it was originally suppose to go to my oldest daughter who is seventeen. She loves graphic novels and manga, so I thought this might be a great little surprise for her. When I saw the cover of this book though, I thought the artwork was amazing and decided to give it a try.

I will admit -- while waiting for things to be thrown at me -- that I have not read the original series that this is based on. I am behind the times so to speak in the urban fant
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Stephanie
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Pat Briggs' ALPHA AND OMEGA from Penguin's INKLIT



ALPHA AND OMEGA
CRY WOLF Volume 1
by Patricia BriggsIllustrator: Todd Herman
Writer: David Lawrence
Covers: Jenny Frison

Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Hardcover: 128 pages
InkLit (October 2, 2012)


Summary of Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf: Volume One


Includes bonus material and a never-before-published version of issue #1!
Patricia Briggs, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson novels, “always enchants her readers" (Ly
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ALPHAreader
‘Cry Wolf: Volume One’ is the first graphic novel instalment of ‘Alpha and Omega’, an adaptation of Patricia Briggs’s urban fantasy werewolf series of the same name.

‘Alpha and Omega’ is the second of Briggs’ series to get the graphic treatment, after her New York Times Bestseller ‘Mercy Thompson’ series was adapted in 2009. I was a very big fan of ‘Homecoming’, so was thrilled to learn that Anna and Charles (themselves a spin-off from Mercy’s world) would also be bought to drawn life. I was espe
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Julia
Perhaps the problem is that I've too recently (and too often) enjoyed the books on which this story is based, but I did not enjoy the graphic adaptation. Everything seemed so overt and on the nose, with characters forced to awkwardly announce things that could run under the surface. I tried reading this once, then left it on my bedside for a few months. The second time around, I couldn't make it past the funeral. Charles and Samuel look like thugs grinning and grimacing over the deaths in Chicag ...more
Patrice
This book does a good job of summarizing the novella that begins the series becoming going into the first book which it follows faithfully in abbreviated form.
Sarah
I like her Alpha and Omega series even more than the main Mercy Thompson series :D I was pleasantly surprised and love Anna's character!
Katie
I didn't really like the graphics that much, because the characters looked terrible.
Michelline
very good story .
Kay
Jan 27, 2015 Kay rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: dnf
DNF - Review to come
Katie
This is a graphic novel of the book of the same name...or at least the first portion of the book. I've seen better artwork. Honestly, sometimes the only way to tell the male characters apart was their hairstyle. If you're interested in Patricia Briggs, start with her Mercy Thompson series first. Then read the actual novel this graphic novel was based on...and if you still have time to burn, pick up the comic book version for the heck of it.
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Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a na
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