Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today we look at a cool bit from Steve Niles’ neat mini-series, Strange Cases…
Steve Niles came up with the idea of Strange Cases, about a group of paranormal experts, and the actual book itself was written by Dan Wickline and drawn by David Hartman.
In this issue, one of the team, Ivy, investigates a series of disappearances of dockworkers and homeless people. She befriends a down-on-his-luck fellow named Pete, who informs her that vans have been picking up dockworkers and making them fight in brutal boxing matches for rich people, but once the fights are over, they’re given the opportunity to move on to a new city with some actual cash in their pockets. Pete has been passed over because he was not in particularly good shape – too scrawny.
Well, Ivy investigates further, and discovers that the “fights” are being held at an Abbatoir, and after sneaking in, she discovers that a new batch of “fighters” have been delivered, including Pete. Of course, at this point, we discover that obviously the “fighters” are really just dinner for a pack of werewolves. They don’t have time to escape, so Ivy gives the men weapons and tell them to make sure not to be bitten or scratched by the werewolves.
Sadly, the other two bums are killed, but at least Ivy is able to protect herself and Pete (Ivy’s weapons are a series of silver maces, so she could kill without drawing attention of the other werewolves who are certainly on the premises somewhere else)…
Good stuff for the ending.