Review: Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega Graphic Novel, Vol 1) by Patricia Briggs, David Lawrence, Todd Herman (Illustrator), Jenny Frison (Illustrator)

October 1, 2012 Review 8

*This title will be released on October 2, 2012*

Cover by Dan Dos Santos

Cry Wolf: Alpha and Omega Volume One

(Alpha and Omega Volume, #1)
by Patricia Briggs, David Lawrence, Todd Herman (Illustrator), Jenny Frison (Illustrator) 

Genre: Urban Fantasy|
Excerpt: No
Reviewed by: Abigail | Source: Publisher

  • Reading level: Ages 18 and up
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: InkLit (October 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441018483
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441018482


Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.

Sexual Content

Kissing. Implied assault. Brief sex scene 


Includes bonus material and a never-before-published version of issue #1! 

Patricia Briggs, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson novels, “always enchants her readers” (Lynn Viehl). Now her Alpha and Omega series—set in a world of shifting shapes, loyalties, and passions—comes vividly to life in this collection of four comic books based on Cry Wolf, the first book in the series. 

Anna never knew werewolves existed, until the night she survived a violent attack…and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she’s learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. Then Charles Cornick, the enforcer—and son—of the leader of the North American werewolves, came into her life.

Charles insists that not only is Anna his mate, but she is also a rare and valued Omega wolf. And it is Anna’s inner strength and calming presence that will prove invaluable as she and Charles go on the hunt in search of a rogue werewolf—a creature bound in magic so dark that it could threaten all the pack…


Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega Graphic Novel, Vol 1) is a collection of the first four Alpha and Omega comic adaptations of the CRY WOLF novel by Patrica Briggs.  In addition to the stunning cover by Dan Dos Santos, there are four issue covers inside by Jenny Frison that are just gorgeous:

The majority of the art is by Todd Herman and it captures the action of Briggs’ story nicely and does a decent job of conveying the numerous flashback moments.  The characters themselves are also well drawn (although Anna pulls a few very odd and distracting faces).

I don’t think you can fully grasp the story if you haven’t read the novel since characterization and plotlines are necessarily condensed, but if you have read CRY WOLF, it is so much fun to see Anna and Charles and the rest of the wolves (Mercy even shows up).  I’m twice as invested in the Alpha and Omega series now and will look forward to the next graphic novel volume as well as the next novel.

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  1. Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf, Vol 1
  2. Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf, Vol 2

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8 Responses to “Review: Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega Graphic Novel, Vol 1) by Patricia Briggs, David Lawrence, Todd Herman (Illustrator), Jenny Frison (Illustrator)”

  1. maria

    The book and Patricia is one of my favourite writers and the illustrations are fantastic , i see in my mind Anna like this picture <3


  2. Todd Herman

    Thank you so much for the encouraging and kind words, I drew my heart out for the better part of a year and a half on this book, and I hope part 2 lives up to expectations as well, I love to hear feedback regardless; is Patty Briggs fantastic or what??

    • Abigail


      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! Beautiful artwork throughout. I’ll be looking forward to seeing more of your art.