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Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf Volume 1 (Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf Graphic Novel #1-4)

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  1,589 Ratings  ·  94 Reviews
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
Hardcover, Graphic Novel, 128 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by InkLit (first published 2009)
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Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin

I'm sad about this graphic novel. I love the Mercy Thompson Series and the Alpha and Omega series of books, but the graphic novel wasn't so good. It's the same story line as the first Alpha and Omega book I read, but I don't like the graphics :( Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! Sigh.....


Anna has a tragic history, she was made a werewolf, but it was by a pack of jerks and they treated her horribly! But she was saved by the wonderful Marrok pack. Charles, who is the son of th
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
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
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
Oct 02, 2012 Laurel rated it it was ok
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
Feb 04, 2010 Darcy rated it it was ok
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.
Sep 30, 2012 Lexie rated it liked it
Shelves: gns-owned-read
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
Jan 23, 2013 Nancy rated it did not like it
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
Dark Faerie Tales
Nov 12, 2012 Dark Faerie Tales rated it really liked it
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
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.
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
Stephanie  G

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
Jan 22, 2013 Lucy rated it it was ok
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
Apr 04, 2016 Gina rated it it was ok
I had to read a graphic novel for a book club of which I'm a member. I chose this two volume set along with the 8 volume serial of Brigg's Mercy Thompson, Moon Called. Both are graphic novels based on Brigg's series of novels of the same names. The Mercy Thompson set is well done, and I thought the artwork is amazing. Not as much with Alpha and Omega. Love the cover, but the story artwork doesn't fit with the character descriptions from the books which threw me a bit. Neither is bad, but I'll st ...more
I couldn't finish it. As much as I love the Patricia Briggs and the Alpha and Omega series, the art put me off of the story. It's not just that the characters were a little different than I imagined, they looked completely wrong. For example, Bran is not supposed to be a big hulking Alpha looking guy.

And this is Charles:

No thank you, I'll stick to the books.
Jul 06, 2015 Shelly rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
It was cool to see the book illustrated but I'm not a fan of the artist. The drawings frequently made the characters look hideous.
Sep 27, 2012 Stephanie rated it it was ok
Pat Briggs' ALPHA AND OMEGA from Penguin's INKLIT

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" (Lyn
Oct 20, 2012 ALPHAreader rated it really liked it
‘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
Sep 11, 2014 Sophia rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr-uf, graphic-novel
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
3.5 'Shifty' Stars


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,
Mar 04, 2015 Laura rated it it was ok
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'
Oct 24, 2015 Em's rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Anna was abused and changed into a werewolf without her consent by her prior Chicago pack mates and after Charles is sent to take care of the situation in Chicago, he takes Anna back to Montana with him. Here Anna has a new start and is adjusting to life with Charles. However, circumstances have Charles and Anna chasing in pursuit of a werewolf who is on the loose and attacking humans.

I love the novel Cry Wolf, but the graphic novel adaptation was not how I had imagined the story. I did not fee
Nov 15, 2014 Maggie rated it did not like it
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
Apr 19, 2016 Anna rated it did not like it
I love Patricia Briggs's novels and liked the Alpha and Omega novel this is based on, and I read a lot of graphic novels, but I found the execution of this graphic novelization just terrible.
The art was a major problem that left SO much to be desired, with most characters looking nothing like I pictured--for example: Anna is always described as looking very young (she is in her early 20s), but here she looks like she's in her very late 30s at best with distractingly caricature-y 1940s-pulp-comic
Amy Jacobs
Nov 19, 2012 Amy Jacobs rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-i-own
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
All Things Urban Fantasy
Sep 13, 2012 All Things Urban Fantasy rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy Click to see full review with images

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
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
Nov 25, 2010 Racquel rated it liked it
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I got Cry Wolf a week or two ago for my birthday and I'm so glad my boyfriend actually found it for me! I loved the book just as much as the graphic novel! The story wasn't lacking at all and the pictures were almost perfect to how I had imagined it. It was also very true to the book and had all the important parts included. I thought Anna was an extremely strong character and I loved her with Charles. They were also one of the best things about the book, because they were able to find love desp ...more
Jun 07, 2015 Tani rated it liked it
I have to admit, I pretty much hated the art in this. Sometimes Anna looked like a man. Sometimes, Charles looked like a caricature. Bran and Samuel? Don't even get me started. And there were times when Anna's expressions were just so wrong. Words that I'd taken one way when I read the book - humorous, sarcastic, whatever - suddenly became aggressive and argumentative. I didn't like that.

I did think that they did a really good job of slipping in all the background information, though. The story
Raquel (Rocki)
Mar 27, 2014 Raquel (Rocki) rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-shelf
Okay so I read Aplha and Omega a while ago and didn't like it that much and I have been wanting to try the series again since I like Mercy's series so much. I did find out recently I might have only not liked the first book because there is a prequel story to read before it and that might be why I didn't like it because I was so confused. This graphic novel got me pumped to reread the first book and the prequel and continue on with the series. I think if I read the prequel everything will make s ...more
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