Comic Review: Coyotes #1 (Image)

Coyotes #1, from Image, takes awhile to come around, but it eventually does get its claws into you! Written by Sean Lewis and drawn by Caitlin Yarsky, Coyotes is a […]

Coyotes #1, from Image, takes awhile to come around, but it eventually does get its claws into you!

Written by Sean Lewis and drawn by Caitlin Yarsky, Coyotes is a tale of empowerment, terror and the struggle to survive. To be more precise, it involves the struggle of a band of women to survive continual attacks by supernatural coyotes, who roam the outskirts of their town.

There are two connected stories in this first issue. The main story is told from the perspective of Analia, a young girl whose family has been murdered, and who seeks refuge among a group of strong women. The artwork is haunting. It’s hard-edged line work, with muted color tones of various hues, creating a mood similar to Outcast: gloomy and creepy.

The backup story features Frank Coffey, the detective investigating the murders. This parallel story is in black and white. It deals with other characters and gives us more information about how politics and power are playing a role in the town.

The writing in this comic is strong. You feel for the characters, despite the bleakness and savage gore of the events that unfold. If horror and supernatural are your thing, you should check out this deep and disturbing tale!

Coyotes #1 Image Comics $3.99 for 32 pages of content For Mature readers.

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words… the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let’s see!!