I decided to read this graphic novel due to the characters and Warhammer 40k universe race which it follows. Also, I am a huge fan of the works of Dan Abnett having read a lot of his work for the Black Library, especially his work in the Warhammer 40K universe. I thoroughly enjoyed his Eisenhorn and Gaunt’s Ghosts series’ in addition to his contribution to the Horus Heresy omnibus.
Another reason for picking up Lone Wolves was the striking front cover depicting a stoic faced Space Wolf. I have been fascinated by the Space Wolves since reading William King’s Space Wolf omnibus. Captivated by their customs and in awe of their manliness and ferociousness, the Space Wolves are a race of living legends and warriors with feral characteristics.
Karl Richardson’s art within the book is sharp and strong and illustrated the battle scenes in full and brutal glory. It also supplemented a compelling story plot. A story which follows the plight of a small regiment of imperial guardsmen stuck on a frozen ice world, a world which has been infested by the most rapacious xenostreed in the galaxy, Tyranids. With no hope in sight and food rations completely diminished, men start to fall into madness and die at the teeth and claws of the Tyranids. Salvation appears in the form of the Space Wolves, warriors of inhuman skill, size and strength. This is one hell of an action packed graphic novel containing chain swords and war hammer wielding, resulting in plenty of blood splatter. Together the Space Wolves and Imperial Guardsmen must face the countless swarms of Tyranids.
This is a story of fear, hope and courage, with compelling characters and a fast paced, action packed story plot. This is a graphic novel I would highly recommend to anyone fascinated by the Warhammer 40k universe and also the fans of Sci-fi fantasy and action.