Isère, on the marches of France. A regiment of dragoons enters a seemingly deserted village to find several badly mangled bodies and evidence of an attack by a wild animal. Survivors speak of a massive beast with almost human eyes, of a werewolf... The thing’s trail leads over the border with the Duchy of Savoy, and the commander of the dragoons takes a small detachment, in civilian clothes, after it. With them is his cousin: Jean-Baptiste Poulain…
I can see elements of The Beast of Gevaudan in this! (You have read Some Things Strange & Sinister, haven't you?) In a way I am glad this preview has no interior pages because that might spoil things. The action picks up slowly and believe me, if while reading a comic album I say "F***!" out loud it is GOOD.
In fact, going over my previous reviews of volumes 1-3 I realised that this series always catches me by surprise. I was rather "luke warm" with the first volume, which I like "but-" and from there on it has led to this.
As a matter of fact, to be really honest, I did swear again when I got to page 43 -after that came the "F***!" pages.
The writing and pacing are just superb and the art I can't fault and colours by "Delf" -all three combine to make a book that really deserves far more praise and recognition.