Writer: Denny Williams and Christian
Artists: Josh Medors
Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment
Review by: The Big Bad Wolf
Police officer, Deacon McKay, left the New York Police Department to
become the brand new deputy sheriff in the quaint, northern California
town, Willow Creek.
We learn that Willow Creek is famous for its Bigfoot legends, which creates
tourists trying to locate the monster.
The story begins with an attempted date rape gone wrong. The girl being
attacked flees the car for safer ground, but as she escapes her attacker,
she runs into something worse than the monster that she was in the car
Deacon McKay comes upon terrified hunters who see the woman’s remains
spread across the snowy ground below them. The hunters say that they fired
at something moving in the woods but it got away.
Later that night, one of the hunters who came upon the dead body, hears
some noise outside and decides to investigate. As the hunter steps outside
in the cold dark night, he is quickly ripped to shreds.
The police get called and once again Deacon McKay sees a brutal murder
and begins to question the Sheriff, Sara, about the town. At that moment
Sara notices a member of the Hoopa Indian tribe, Honaw watching them from
As the two begin to wonder about the man watching
them, a call comes in. A man has turned himself in for the murder. Deacon
and Sara head back to the station. The man we see sitting in the cell
is very familiar (the attempted rapist from the books beginning).
He tells Deacon that he did not commit the muder but he wanted to be locked
up so he can feel a sense of safety. He says he saw what killed the girl….
The book ends with a great shot of a werewolf covered in blood, holding
the girls head!
In his writing debut, Denny Williams does very well at balancing the
“set up story” and action. Christian Beranek and Denny Williams
seem to have meshed perfectly in this first issue.
The artist, Josh Medors, sets the eerie tone in this one similar to what
Ben Templesmith did for the 30 Days of Night series. If you like blood
splattered across the white, snowy ground and vicious werewolves, do yourself
a favor and pick this up!
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Creek #1 Review.