Comic Review: Coyotes #2 (Image)

Coyotes #2, from Image, picks up where it left off in the first issue. Briefly and in a non-spoiler way, this is the story of females who are forced by […]

Coyotes #2, from Image, picks up where it left off in the first issue.

Briefly and in a non-spoiler way, this is the story of females who are forced by circumstances to live on the outskirts of town, where they band together for survival. They are threatened by men who can shapeshift into supernatural coyotes.

This issue advances the story by introducing new characters and fleshing out some backstory information for us. And the coyotes are getting close. Will the women be able to slay them?

Coyotes is written by Sean Lewis, illustrated by Caitlin Yarsky. The cover, also by Yarsky, is an eye-popping (literally) painted depiction of one of the girls holding up the bloody head of a captured, decapitated coyote. It gives you a sense of the tone of the comic.

The story is very well told, and the drawings are descriptive, well executed and imaginative. The coloring tends to be with a muted, limited palette, giving the visuals a somber, subdued look. As a note, I found the colour choice for the lettering on certain pages (red lettering on a black background) interfered with smooth reading. Otherwise, it was fine.

There are two stories in this issue: the backup story, also by Lewis and Yarsky, explores the backstory of The Duchess.

A fascinating read, worth checking out!

Image Comics Coyotes #2. $3.99 for 30 pages of content. M for Mature.

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!!