Wolfskin (Warren Ellis…)

 WOWZ   (Avatar, 2006)

™ and ©2006 Avatar Press, Inc.

In a medieval world, a warrior known as a Wolfskin becomes enmeshed in a small civil war that has divided a village into two sides: first killing, then aiding one side against the other.

Warren Ellis tries his hand at the barbarian genre and, not surprisingly, most of his usual tricks and types are on display. For starters, it’s unbelievably visceral, scatological, and profane with plenty of literally gut-wrenching violence, but his “barbarian” is no stoic; there’s always time for nasty, insult-ridden exchanges that go on for pages at a time. The only thing that’s really new here is the taboo-shattering act our lead has in mind for his latest victim on the final page.

Ellis being Ellis, this can’t be just a blood-and-thunder story of a barbarian going after a magic jewel; the writer takes his time establishing the ethnic and religious backgrounds of all the major players. And, as usual, Juan Jose Ryp’s hyper-detailed art makes the proceedings that much more convincing.

— S.A. Bennett

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  4/1/2006
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#1 Variation B

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Vicious CoverWarren EllisJuan Jose Ryp

#1 Variation C

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#1 Variation D

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#1 Variation E

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Platinum Foil cover; Includes signed mini-poster; Includes Certificate of AuthenticityWarren EllisJuan Jose Ryp

#1 Variation F

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Blood Lust CoverWarren EllisJuan Jose Ryp

#1 Variation G

  5/1/2006
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Blood Red Foil Edition; Includes Certificate of AuthenticityWarren EllisJuan Jose Ryp

#2

  12/1/2006
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Regular coverWarren EllisJuan Jose Ryp

#2 Variation A

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Vicious coverWarren EllisJuan Jose Ryp

#2 Variation C

  12/1/2006
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Platinum Foil edition; Includes Certificate of AuthenticityWarren EllisJuan Jose Ryp

#2 Variation D

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Painted coverWarren EllisJuan Jose Ryp

#2 Variation E

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Auxiliary coverWarren EllisJuan Jose Ryp

#3

  3/1/2007
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#3 Variation B

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Painted CoverWarren EllisJuan Jose Ryp

#3 Variation C

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Wraparound CoverWarren EllisJuan Jose Ryp

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Vicious CoverWarren EllisJuan Jose Ryp

#3 Variation E

  3/1/2007
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Platinum Foil Edition; Includes Certificate of AuthenticityWarren EllisJuan Jose Ryp

Annual #1

  6/1/2008
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Regular CoverWarren Ellis, Mike WolferGianluca Pagliarani

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Wraparound CoverWarren Ellis, Mike WolferGianluca Pagliarani

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Painted CoverWarren Ellis, Mike WolferGianluca Pagliarani

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Design Sketch CoverWarren Ellis, Mike WolferGianluca Pagliarani

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Auxiliary coverWarren Ellis, Mike WolferGianluca Pagliarani

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Barbaric coverWarren Ellis, Mike WolferGianluca Pagliarani

Book #1

  9/1/2009
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Collects Wolfskin #1-3 and Anl 1Warren EllisJuan Jose Ryp, Gianluca Pagliarani

Book #1 Variation A

 
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Big Apple Con Edition; Hardcover; Collects Wolfskin #1-3 and Anl 1Warren EllisJuan Jose Ryp, G. Pagliarani

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Special EditionWarren EllisGianluca Pagliarani

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Hardcover; Collects Wolfskin #1-3 and Anl 1Warren EllisJuan Jose Ryp, Gianluca Pagliarani