Capwolf & The Howling Commandos #1
Illustrated by: Carlos Magno
Cover Art by: Ryan Brown
Written by: Stephanie Phillips
Release date: October 11, 2023
*Minor Spoilers Ahead
When Captain America is transformed into a werewolf on the front lines of World War II, he’ll need the help of the Howling Commandos to take down a band of Nazi cultists who intend to use supernatural forces to turn the tide of battle. But can Cap control the skeptical, jaded Commandos when he can barely control himself?
In the grand tradition of Marvel Comics, “Capwolf & The Howling Commandos #1” resurrects an iconic storyline, breathing new life into a tale that once captivated readers. Under the skillful guidance of writer Stephanie Phillips, artist Carlos Magno, and cover artist Ryan Brown, this comic is a howling good time that harkens back to the classic “Man and Wolf” arc from the early ’90s.
The story kicks off with an electrifying premise: Captain America, the star-spangled Avenger himself, is transformed into a werewolf while on the front lines of World War II. This metamorphosis thrusts him into a nightmarish battle against Nazi cultists with diabolical plans to harness supernatural forces. In his lycanthropic form, Cap will need the assistance of the Howling Commandos, a group of gritty and skeptical soldiers, to thwart the Nazi menace.
What stands out in this issue is the brilliant fusion of wartime action and supernatural elements. Stephanie Phillips expertly navigates the complexities of Cap’s newfound condition, as he grapples with both his own transformation and the challenge of leading a team of jaded Commandos. The tension and drama are palpable, making each page a suspenseful delight.
Carlos Magno’s art complements the story’s themes perfectly, capturing the essence of the World War II era and the eerie atmosphere of Cap’s lycanthropic battles. Magno’s work brings the characters to life, immersing readers in the heart of the action.
Ryan Brown’s cover art is a standout feature of this comic, drawing readers in with its striking visuals and setting the tone for the hair-raising adventure that awaits.
For fans of Captain America and classic storylines, “Capwolf & The Howling Commandos #1” is a nostalgic treat. It masterfully recaptures the essence of the ’90s arc and reimagines it for a new generation of readers. Stephanie Phillips’ storytelling, combined with Carlos Magno’s art, ensures that this comic is a worthy addition to the Captain America mythos.
Capwolf & The Howling Commandos #1 is a thrilling return to the past, a timeless fusion of war and the supernatural, and a must-read for fans of Marvel’s iconic hero. With each turn of the page, readers are drawn deeper into a tale that captures the essence of heroism and the enduring legacy of Captain America. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable adventure!
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