Comic Review: Lucy Claire: Redemption #1 (Image Comics)

I’m very impressed with Issue #1 of Lucy Claire: Redemption. And I’ll tell you why! The cover, showing a red-haired young woman being followed by a werewolf (?) is certainly […]

I’m very impressed with Issue #1 of Lucy Claire: Redemption. And I’ll tell you why!

The cover, showing a red-haired young woman being followed by a werewolf (?) is certainly eye-catching.
Actually, John Upchurch’s (Rat Queens) talents are just beginning to shine in the silvery moonlight there. Inside, we see and read what Upchurch is capable of. And it’s amazing.

The story first, then. Supernatural wolves have become bolder, with the disappearance and probable death of their principal predator, Lucy Claire. Now, they can freely attack humans, transforming their own shapes from human to superhuman wolves. Those who now hunt wolves are simply massacred. Where IS the famous old hunter? Will she save people again? The hunt is on for the hunter!

It’s dark, it’s the Big Bad Wolf, it’s dangerous in the woods. But the young female wolf hunter is still alive. She’s got swagger, attitude and no gratitude. Wakey-wakey!

Upchurch’s dialogue, script, art, and colour are magnificent. What a visceral experience to read Lucy Claire: Redemption! The gestures, the panel layouts, the figures, the mood. The faces express emotion and expression that is above and beyond your standard comic. You gotta check out this book, honestly!

Image Comics, Lucy Claire: Redemption #1, $3.99 for 24 pages of content. Mature for violence

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!!