Another side story (there are only a few of these), digging a bit deeper into Bigby’s past, specifically during World War II (which we’d already seen) and some of the unforseen fallout from that.
Because of course there’s a town full of secret Naziish Werewolves in the middle of America. Of course.
And of course they worship Bigby ( THE Big Bad Wolf himself) as a god.
It’s a solid story and a nice interlude, although the timing of the story (while the Mr. Dark plotline is still going on) is a bit strange.
Also, so very much nudity. Naked werewolves are quite a bit more … naked when they’re in a visual medium such as a graphic novel. Sometimes furry, sometimes not. You have been warned.
One random fun comment, I really did love the the ‘how the story came to be’ quote at the end:
I stopped in at the Happy Chef Restaurent, on Board Street, found a nice > table, and ordered an open-faced turkey sandwich, a Coke and a sotry.
“Excuse me?” the waitress said.
I repeated my order.
“A story?” she said. “I don’t understand.”
“Isn’t this Story City?” I said. “So, along with lunch, I’ll be wanting my > story.”
“Oh,” she said. Then, after an extended pause, “No one’s ever asked that > before.”
Our enjoyable back and forth banter went on for a spell, until the Happy > Chef’s manager explain that Story City was so named not because was a near > magical place of wonderful stories for the asking, but after the famous > Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, 1779-1845. Of course, I should’ve > thought of that.
I love it. And you know what, there’s a whole mine of story seeds right there. Perhaps it isn’t a town full of werewolves, but somehow otherly magical all on it’s own!