Reviewer: Ron Kerronian
Flash Rating: Ravenous, not for the faint of heart. Ravenous comes from the creative minds of Creature Entertainment; a dynamic entertainment company that has through grass roots marketing methods managed to produce cinematic quality Films and Comics worthy of an Eisner Award.
Written by: John Ulloa Pencils by: Jose Varese Inks/ Color by: Jose Varese
Cover painted by: Patrick Reilly Editor: Jaun Navarro Letters: Julio Alvarez
Publisher: Creature Entertainment www.creatureentertainment.com
Ravenous, a book of top tier quality; not only is the art superb, but also the story. The books’ concept of werewolves taking on the role of earths’ immune system is genius. Men have their weapons, earth has mythical beast to protect it. Ravenous is the classic adventure tale of hunter and prey, but the motivations of the characters playing in this deadly game are much more complex. The story starts off with a slow tense feel, the reader can sense the impending chaos about to ensue, and they are not wrong.
Almost immediately the story throws the reader into a bloody battle, I was left to wonder whether or not this main character was going to survive the first few pages. The level of life and death uncertainty painted in those initial pages created an infectious interest (I had to read it all) in the story’s outcome up until the final pages. If Ravenous #0 is a prelude of what is to come, then I feel will be a story be a huge commercial success, but it would have done its job of ingraining the reader into the mystery, magic, and potential menace both hunter and prey bring to the table.
This episode From a rating system of “A – F,” I give a solid A. This rating is awarded because the series starts off with enough interest to motivate me to want to read the next installment. The art is crisp and clean; with clear continuity. The writing at the story’s beginning gives a voice to the character ensnaring the reader into a false mood, it takes on an almost “once upon a time” cozy feel, instead of the bloody melee surprise which awaits him.