SNARL, co-created by Kelly Bender (writer) and Nathan Kelly (art) delivers the story of two Seattle cops investigating deaths in a Washington State Park. Witnesses and the media have said that the killer - or perhaps killers - were "were-wolves." But that can't be true? Can it? Maybe. I'm not going to tell, because I highly recommend that you pick up this book and enjoy it for yourself. It's been a long time since I have read such a well-written cop/supernatural story that works. I do hope the creative team doesn't mind me saying so, but it reminds me of an X-Files episode, but the difference is that we get answers to the mystery at the end. Speaking of the end, once I started reading this book, I simply could not put it down. And after the last page, I wanted more, dammit! I really feel that while SNARL is a great stand-alone story, it can have more legs and branch out into a four-issue arc or more. Bender paces this story wonderfully, along with Kelly's art to bring that supernatural element to life. And let's not forget the eye-popping colors from Josh Jensen and superb letter work by Micah Myers. Pick up SNARL, published and available via INSANE COMICS.
Plus, if you'd like to hear Bender talk about SNARL and his other comic projects, as well as getting books made on the creator-owned side of the industry, have a listen to the interview we did at the 2015 Calgary Expo.
This review was written by Chris Doucher, Managing Editor and fan of great stories and art.