Sunday, December 5, 2010
Welcome to the era of the werewolf!! ( insert wild howlllll here) Well ok maybe not the era, werewolves have never had the kind of limelight vampires have. Even zombies and pirates have seen their 15 minutes extended. What about the wild children of the moon? Swifty Lang and Michael Lapinski unite real life dramatic events from the Mexican-Arizona border along with Werewolves and give you 64 pages of comic. Half in English and half in Spanish- serious! I say it's a risky move that has so many ways it could go wrong, but alas the duo find a way to avoid all the pitfalls that can befall a horror comic especially one that tries to unite both sides of the border. The covers alone are frame-able pieces of art. Comixology describes FEEDING GROUND, "In this factious story, a famine caused by Blackwell Industries drives Diego Busqueda, a noble 'coyote,' to lead a band of Mexican border crossers across the unforgiving Devil's Highway, a desert cursed with blistering days and deadly nights. Back home, Diego's daughter Flaca discovers that something hungrier prowls the factory fields. Stalked and persecuted, can the Busqueda family maintain their dreams of immigration or will the horrors of the desert tear them apart?" If Lang & Lapinski keep it up this could be the next WALKING DEAD! doing for werewolves what they have longed for, a little limelight, some attention. These aren't shirtless brooding teenagers with nothing better to do then fight over goth chicks, this is great storytelling that transcends what you think you know about the genre!