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The Wolf's Whistle

3.41  ·  Rating details ·  41 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Enter the big bad wolf. But was he really so bad? This is the question at the heart of The Wolf's Whistle, the first installment in Nobrow's Behind the Tails series. The series explores the back-stories of fairy tales' most notorious villains. In this tale, we follow the wolf from The Three Little Pigs through his childhood experiences to find the ultimate source of his an ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 8th 2012 by Nobrow Press (first published November 20th 2010)
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Dov Zeller
This one is a tough one to review because it purports to be the first in a series, but it's not clear whether any more of the series will be made. That said, I do think a super-hero origin story is in many ways a full-arc.

So, if you want read a noirish retelling of the big bad wolf with protagonist wolf and three bullying pigs, in which the pigs are super rich and mean and the wolf becomes a super hero to avenge some shitty evil big business rich people behavior, check this one out.

What else c
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Nick
Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: juvenile-fiction
This illustrated book is kind of a hybrid...not really a graphic novel, but a very short book written for grade-school readers. At its core is a cute idea, that the classic fairy tales can be retold in ways that somehow redeem the villains. This was to be the start of such a series, but notes inside the book made me question whether the rest of the series will ever exist.
Worse, this book is not a complete story. Instead, it is a comic book-style origin story of a costumed hero wolf, seeking reve
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Bert
Jul 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This little book blew me away. Amazing drawings, masterfull technique. It's also a beautifully written and touching story. The idea behind this book is to show some other stories and angles behind our fairy tales. Great idea! And, last but not least, beautifully published by Nobrow, wonderfull colourscheme, nice paper, hardcover binding, ... Love it.
Rally Soong
Nov 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great art, cute story, and thought provoking re-make , or rather, the prequel to the 3Little Pigs...
Mary
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
fantastic graphic about a wolf who is a superhero and works against 3 bullying architecturally inclined pigs.
Emily Walters
Jan 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Both dark and laugh-out-loud funny. I loved the stylish illustrations for this twisted version of the Three Little Pigs, told from the perspective of the wolf.
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