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Super Real Graphics Presents: The Wolves of Odin Paperback – November 26, 2008
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Popular freelance genre artist Grant Gould, Star Wars: The Clone Wars online, offers his first comic book graphic novella, featuring his trademark animated style that has built him a large fan following.
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"Wolves of Odin" was originally going to be a webcomic, and I spent years waiting for it to show up online. At some point, it was decided that this comic would be published traditionally instead. Maybe I just didn't do my research thoroughly, but I wound up very confused about when and how to buy this book. First it looked like it might show up in stores, then it looked like it had to be ordered onilne. By now though, the advertisement seems pretty clear and straightforward; this is a hard copy, and it needs to be ordered online.
Finally, the price. I'm sorry, but the price asked for this short story is ABSURD. It's advertised as a "graphic novel," and sold new at close to $80.00; that's a surprisngly big price even for a heavy, long book. So when I found "Wolves of Odin" used for $10 on ebay, I thought I'd found a giveaway deal; when the book arrived though, I felt that $10.00 was exactly what the original price *should* have been, given the book's size and length. I'm sorry, but asking for more than $50.00 for a book this size is absurd.
That being said, the book itself is AWESOME. Grant Gould always draws with a sharp, expressive style, and he didn't disappoint here. The story is clever and intriguing, if a bit simplistic. The characters are all likable, none more than the witch Bergthora. I was disappointed that her backstory--which appeared in the original webcomic--was left out of this book. But Grant Gould *is* planning other issues of this series from the looks of it, so hopefully we'll get to know Bergthora better as the story continues.
Basically, this is a fantastic short comic that was bizarrely mis-advertised as a thick, "epic" novel. I'm not going to blame Grant Gould himself for this, since it might have been the idea of an agent, or Amazon. com, or someone else. But whatever the reasoning, it just doesn't make sense. I recommend buying this book, but buying it used; not because Gould deserves to be short-changed, but because readers deserve a reasonable price for a product.