Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Western Wednesday: Curse of the Wendigo

The summary for Curse of the Wendigo doesn't sound like a Western at first, but look deeper and there are some strong connections. First of all, the Wendigo itself of course is a myth from the North American frontier. In this graphic novel - written by Mathieu Missoffe and drawn by Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead) - the man-eating creature is relocated to WWII France where Allied and German soldiers have to form a temporary alliance to battle the monster, but there the Western flavor reasserts itself in the form of a Native American soldier who's tracked the Wendigo from his tribe's home all the way to Europe.

I'm not sure when it's coming out, but it's available for pre-order from Amazon.

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