The GeeksverseThe Pound #2 Advanced Review

The Pound #2 Advanced Review
Published on Monday, May 9, 2011 by

Published by: Frozen Beach Studios & IDW Publishing
Written and Created by: Stephan Nilson
Art by: Karl Waller
Colored by: Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Lettered and Created by: Charles Pritchett
Cover by: Karl Waller & Ron Riley

The Pound #2 is available from IDW’s iTunes App on 05/10/11

The strength of this series is the dialogue and the characters. Scottie and Howie are true “everymen”. They are blue collar guys and they handle things in a blue collar way.

This issue expands the mythos of the world as we learn more about werewolves and are told there are more then just werewolves in Cleveland. We’re introduced to another creature of the night and we meet Darnell, a purebreed werewolf that wants to learn to control his wolf side. And we know it’s a mistake when Scottie allows them to be hired by Darnell, we just know that things aren’t going to work out easily.

Nilson’s script is great. There are some funny moments, some tender moments and some creepy moments. The lady introduced at the beginning, and her ability to control the gangbanger’s mind, is creep. But not as creepy as the vice principal. I can’t wait until Scottie get his hands on the creep.

Nilson and Pritchett have created a nice world here. Scottie and Howie are real people caught up in extraordinary circumstances and we get to come along for the ride and it’s been a fun ride so far. If you haven’t been able to check out this excellant series because you don’t have an iPod or an iPad, don’t fret, it’ll be available in trade soon enough.

Waller’s art is very nice. His werewolves have a cute quality to them, but he also shows a darker side to them. He does very well at drawing normal every day scenes. His people look like people, not stylized supermodels. The one exception was the one panel of Scottie’s daughter where it looked like she was either too small or the coat too large.

But overall Waller’s work is great. People appear normal. There’s an “everyman” quality to the work.

The Pound #2 receives
5 out of 5

This is an “everyman” type book for every comic fan out there.

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