We have a special double-whammy up today!

First up is Robert Kirkman’s The Astounding Wolf-Man Volume 4.  I am a huge Kirkman fan; from The Walking Dead to Battle Pope, I’ve always enjoyed his writing.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with this title, The Astounding Wolf-Man takes place in the same world as Invincible, and revolves around Gary Hampton, a CEO that is attacked by a werewolf.  Hampton in then cursed to become the Wolf-Man, but chooses to use his powers for good. Along the way he meets two powerful, super-natural entities; the vampire Zechariah and the werewolf Elder.  Both creatures seek to use Hampton to their own end.

This is the last volume of this series, which came to an end after 25 issues.  It ties up all the loose ends from the rest of the series, and also leaves it open for more action in other titles in the same universe.

I have three words that sum up the best thing about the end of this book: Werewolf Commando Squad!

And the second book for this week is the one I’m sure has been eagerly anticipated this week: Fantastic Four #587!

If you haven’t read this yet, I’ll try not to give away which member of Marvel’s First Family doesn’t make past this issue.

Anyway, have to say I was really disappointed in this book.  I think I’d figured out who was getting ‘the axe’ in this issue, and not to toot my own horn, but I was right. The character’s ‘last stand’ was memorable moment, but because their demise is more along the lines of ‘lost forever’ instead of ‘definitely dead’, I’m going to predict the FF will be back to full strength sometime during the summer of 2012.  I hope they don’t, but we all know the only reason superheroes die is so they can bring them back right? Ha ha ha!

Thanks for reading!