It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of David Lapham’s refreshing take on werewolves in the Avatar Press series, Ferals. It’s a dark and twisted werewolf story that’s consistently one of the better horror books on shelves, month in and month out.
The story revolves around Officer Dale Chesnutt, a small town lawman stuck investigating the brutal slaughter of his best friend. During his investigation everyone around Chesnutt begins to turn up dead, including the woman he had a sweaty sexual encounter with the night before. Pulled in for questioning, Chesnutt is attacked in jail by a werewolf who proceeds to brutally slaughter the entire police force. Escaping by the skin of his teeth, Dale’s body begins a transformation after the attack as his hands begin to morph into werewolf claws. Now Chesnutt is on the run from police for murders he didn’t commit, and trying to track down the real killer, which happens to be a gigantic pack of hungry werewolves.
Lapham and and artist Gabriel Andrade (Lady Death, Die Hard: Year One) deserve a real standing ovation for taking a classic horror movie monster and making him scary once again. Check out a preview of issue #5 of this awesome series below.
WRITTEN BY: David Lapham
ART BY: Gabriel Andrade
RELEASE: May 9