Wulf and Batsy #4
Writer and Art: Bryan Baugh
Cover Artist: Josh Howard
Release Date: March 2009
Review by: Stephanie Shamblin Gray
Our thoughts: Good news for fans of Wulf and Batsy; you'll be thrilled to know that there is a new issue and it's awesome! Issue #4 is Part 2 of the "Bizarre Experiments" storyline. Batsy is still inside Professor Von Zag-Zog's mansion looking for answers regarding the Professor's experiments on human corpses and Blonda Speckes, the reporter, is looking for a date.
For those of you who are new to W&B, Batsy is a vampire and Wulf is, well, a werewolf. Ok, no real surprises there, but what is surprising about W&B is how much fun the story is. The story is always on the side of Wulf and Batsy, even when they are eating people. And not in a sappy "woe-is-monster" sort of way; here, the monster perspective is simply the most rational and clear. The illustration is in black-and-white and has a lighter, more animated style that works perfectly with the stories.
In this issue, you'll get an eyeful of both the fiery Batsy as she taps her inner Bela Legosi and poor Blonda who is clearly doomed from the start. By the end of the issue, Batsy finds the answers she was looking for and the Professor finds a use for the shallow Blonda. What is so endearing about this issue and the series as a whole is that it is clear that Baugh is having a good time with these characters and the reader can't help but do the same. While you're reading, don't forget the shop the ads. You never know what you'll find for sell from Captain Bloodclot.
Now for the bad news: W&B is not quite as accessible as it was before. Never fear, there are ways to get your dose of W&B.
1.) Author's e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2.) IndyPlanet, where copies can be printed "on demand" -
3.) And this online store: http://www.mycomicshop.com/
They should have copies within another week or so.
In other news, it looks like a deal was made with another distributor and Wulf and Batsy should be available in comic shops again soon!
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