Red Wolf #1
RED WOLF #1
Red Wolf’s a dog … and I say this as the co-creator of Darkwatch, which officially makes me predisposed toward westerns. But this book didn’t grab me at all. Red Wolf is the Native American sheriff of Timely, a position I gather he took up in one of Marvel’s innumerable Secret Wars spinoffs. He endures racism, soaks up wisdom from his mom, tracks some bad guys, and comes out second-best to a villain who looks like he missed the memo that Cowboys & Aliens was a flop. Nathan Edmonson’s script is on the wordy side, and Dalibor Talajić’s art is never better than ordinary. There’s a twist at the end but I’d checked out by the time I got there … while there were possibilities on display, Red Wolf’s world felt perfunctory and staged. Marvel deserves credit for putting a western on their schedule but I expect it won’t be long before ol’ Red Wolf rides into the sunset.
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