Saturday, November 07, 2009

Famous Monsters Reviews Tracker #1

To say Top Cow’s new title Tracker is a werewolf comic doesn’t seem quite fair; it doesn’t really capture the scope of the thing. It would be more accurate to call this a gritty, character-driven police drama… with werewolves in it.

The book, which hits stores next Wednesday, follows Alex O’Roark, an FBI agent who is tracking a mass murderer who appears to be something more than human. When he gets caught in, one of the killers attacks himself, he barely escapes with his life – and leaves part of his humanity behind. Suddenly, Alex finds himself manifesting new abilities and urges of a decidedly animal nature. His sense of smell is super-humanly sharp; he’s got a shorter temper and a lust for violence; he’s agile and durable enough to survive a 5-story leap while tracking his attacker.

What’s nice about this book is that writer Jonathan Lincoln makes us aware of these manifestations, of the change that Alex is going through – but they’re not really the point.


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