Transformation Comic Books and Graphic Novels:
|Essential Werewolf By Night Volume 1 by Ross Andru, Gerry Conway, Mike Friedrich, Tony Isabella, Mike Ploog, Gene Colan and others. This 576-page collection concentrates on one of the most famous werewolves in the realm of comic books: Werewolf by Night.||The Book of Jack by O. G. Boiscommun and D. P. Filippi. A homeless boy named Jack finds a magic book that is inexplicably about himself. When he loses the book, he becomes a werewolf and knows that he must find the book again in order to get rid of the curse. Read reviews at amazon.com.|
|Werewolf by Richard Corben. This is a collection of short narratives about werewolves. Basically, a bunch of werewolf short stories have been converted into a graphic novel format. See more...||World Of Darkness Compendium Volume 1: Vampires And Werewolves edited by by Bryan Edwards and others. This volume collects several graphic novels set in the World of Darkness role-playing universe. The one with werewolves in it is called Black Furies and is about a female werewolf trying to help her sister out of an abusive relationship. See more...|
|Essential Monster Of Frankenstein Volume 1 by Gary Friedrich, Doug Moench and others. This nearly 500-page collection includes Monster of Frankenstein #1-5, Frankenstein Monster #6-18, Giant Size Werewolf #2, Monsters Unleashed #2 & #4-10, and Legion of Monsters #1. See more...||The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman. Sandman characters are transplanted to a Japanese locale to play out a traditional folktale. A werefox and a tanuki are involved. Read reviews at amazon.com.|
|Only the End of the World Again by Neil Gaiman. Spoof of the Lovecraft horror tradition, with a werewolf as the hero. Read reviews at amazon.com.||Black Furies by Joe Gentile and Eddy Newell. A graphic novel based on the "Black Furies" tribe of female werewolves from Werewolf: The Apocalypse. This graphic novel is also included as part of World Of Darkness Compendium Volume 1: Vampires and Werewolves.|
|Bone Gnawers by Joe Gentile and others. Another Werewolf: The Apocalypse graphic novel, this one based on the "Bone Gnawers" tribe of werewolves. See more...||Oz by Christopher Golden. A graphic novel adaptation of a novel, which is based on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A werewolf (Oz) leaves his witch girlfriend (Willow) and travels, looking for a way to control his transformations, battling against and joining forces with various demons along the way. See the author's homepage or read reviews at amazon.com.|
|Crescent Moon Vol. 1 created by Haruko Iida. Mahiru Shiraishi, the descendent of a princess, must help the "Lunar Race" recover their stolen moon drops. A werewolf named Akira is one of the main characters, and other shapeshifters also appear in this series. The "monsters" are the good guys, and the villains are humans. Read more reviews at amazon.com.||Crescent Moon Vol. 2 created by Haruko Iida. Mahiru decides to live with the Lunar Race so that she can help them more, but complications set in, including a moral dilemma and an evil vortex.|
|Crescent Moon, Vol. 3 created by Haruko Iida. The battle escalates between the good monsters (such as Akira the werewolf) and the humans of Dawn's Venus, the evil organization that wants to kill off the entire Lunar Race. Mahiru and one of her classmates are on opposites sides of this war.||Crescent Moon Vol. 4 created by Haruko Iida. Mahiru tries to calm the hostilities between herself and Keiko, a classmate who is opposed to the Lunar Race.|
|Crescent Moon, Vol. 5 created by Haruko Iida. As the battle becomes more deadly, Mahiru visits the empress of the Lunar Race.||Crescent Moon, Vol. 6 created by Haruko Iida. This upcoming volume continues the story of Mahiru and her adventures with the Lunar Race.|
|Wolf's Rain, Vol. 1 by Toshitsugu Iida. Japanese werewolves search for the paradise that has been foretold. This is condensed version of the anime (see the first DVD of the series).||Fever Pitch (Kolchak the Nightstalker) by Stuart M. Kaminski, Christopher Jones, & Barbara Schulz. Occult detective Kolchak investigates reports of exploding people that may be linked to a werewolf sighting. Based on the television show character. See more...|
|Lycanthrope Leo by Kengo Kaji. This is a werecat novel, not a werewolf novel as some have said. A Japanese high school student discovers that he is adopted- on the same night that he experiences his first transformation into a lion-man and learns that his father is a werebeast hunter intent on killing him. Read more reviews at amazon.com.||Wolff & Byrd: Volume One by Batton Lash. An acclaimed humorous series that has lots of monsters in it, including at least one werewolf. See more...|
|Until the Full Moon Volume 1 by Sanami Matoh. In a world where werewolves and vampires exist, a boy who is half-werewolf and half-vampire develops a problem where he turns into a girl every time the moon is full. Then a vampire boy becomes interested in his girl form. Read more reviews at amazon.com.||Until the Full Moon Volume 2 by Sanami Matoh. Marlo, the half-werewolf half-vampire, and David the vampire continue their romance. However, an old girlfriend shows up and threatens to destroy the relationship. See more...|
|Spirited Away Picture Book by Hayao Miyazaki. Includes a number of transformations, both voluntary and involuntary. Graphic novel version of the popular movie. See more...||Sokora Refugees by Segamu, illustrated by Melissa Dejesus. Flat-chested high school girl Kana accidentally gets lost in an alternate world, and when she returns home, she has a new problem: every time she blushes, she turns into an elf girl with seriously feminine curves. Now the elves need her to help keep their homeland from being taken over, and magical creatures are invading her high school.|
|Stonehaven: Milk Cartons and Dog Biscuits by Kevin Tinsley & Phil Singer. Stonehaven is similar to New York City, except that fantasy creatures such as elves, centaurs, trolls and werewolf bikers exist in it. A half-elf private investigator is hired to look for a runaway girl, but this case leads him straight to the Chinese mob and a renegade werewolf, as potentially deadly complications set in. Read more reviews at amazon.com.||Legends in Exile (Fables, Book 1) by Bill Willingham. Characters from traditional fairy tales must cope in New York. I am told this is very good, and that it has a werewolf in it (perhaps the big bad wolf?). See more...|
Werewolves in Comic Books - lists many werewolf and werebeast characters that have appeared in comic books, usually as side characters that go in and out as storylines change rather than being main characters. Includes artwork directly from the comic books in question.
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Wolfsbane - a female werewolf from the X-Men comic book universe.
Gold Digger - a popular series by Fred Perry about a girl who can transform into a cheetah (in other words, she is a werecat or werecheetah). She goes on spectacular treasure-hunting adventures with her sister.
Patrick the Wolf Boy - a humorous series about a little werewolf boy who brings dead squirrels to his teacher instead of apples. Also see the creator's page about the comic.
Bubba the Redneck Werewolf - this is a humorous series. Get Bubba T-shirts or a Bubba figurine or visit the official site.
The Dream Wolves - a comic book series running from 1993-95, 2000, created by Daniel Presedo. It is about a female werewolf, some erotic content. I am told that of these two series, only one has the werewolf.
Shift - the main character is a shapeshifter named Charlie. He can change in all sorts of ways, such as into a woman, and he can also change other people.
Crescent Moon Manga - a website where you can read excerpts of this comic that features a good werewolf as one of the main characters.
The Braineaters, (comic book werewolves) - the history of a bunch of werewolves related to the Werewolf by Night character.
Lycanthropete - a comic strip about a college student werewolf, it originally appeared in a college newspaper.
Buster Wilde - online comic strip about a gay werewolf (actually, he is only gay while transformed, in human form, he is heterosexual).
Clan of the Cats - because of a family curse, a young witch changes into a black panther at intervals (in other words, she is a werecat).
Sinner Dragon - a werewolf named Tristan Johnson is one of the main characters, plus another main character is an elf who can turn into a dragon.
Werechild - a cute comic about a 10-year-old girl who is a werewolf.
Fairview High - several high school students are monsters, including a werewolf and a half-vampire.
Wildhalf - this website summarizes a Japanese comic book series that has a weredog and other shapeshifters as main characters. This comic is not yet available for those who don't read Japanese.
Neon Umbra - a humorous comic based on the role playing game Werewolf: The Apocalypse.
Shifters - a comic about werewolves and werecats, with an "anime" feel to it.
House of Were - a non-linear series of short spots highlighting life in a household of artistic werebeasts.
Autumn Moon - a comic book by Keith Klein. The main character is a female teenage werewolf of the cursed variety. Warning: Nudity
Theri There - a webcomic about transformation, therians and otherkin, by Orion Sandstorrm.
Twelve Dragons - a manga-like comic strip about a "thousand-year war." One main character is a shapeshifter.
Black Tapestries - an immortal werefox in a sword and sorcery world.
Zebra Girl - a superhero comic with a werewolf as one of the main characters. (He is named Wally, by the way. Wally the Werewolf. Ha!).
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If you are looking for more novels with werewolves and shapeshifters in them, check out the fiction resource guides in the book Half Human, Half Animal: Tales of Werewolves and Related Creatures, which include 406 werewolf novels, 29 werecat novels, and 47 novels about other varieties of shapeshifter.