Terry LaBan comic
The Dreaming was the first ongoing spinoff of The Sandman, which had concluded months earlier. Originally intended as an anthology, with rotating creative teams telling self-contained tales, the series was retooled as of issue 22 and Caitlín R. Kiernan and Peter Hogan were made the sole writers of the series (Though Hogan left the series after issue 32). From this point on, The Dreaming now focused on telling a continuous storyline following a consistent group of characters.
Muktuk Wolfsbreath is something of a detective, but not the traditional sort. He’s a Siberian shaman, a tribal magician who communicates with animals, with nature, and with spirits. In this three issue Vertigo mini-series, Wolfsbreath gets caught up in investigating the death of a fifteen-year-old boy. The story that’s being told is that he was killed by a tiger, but a “cannibal demon” is terrorizing a tribal village and Muktuk feels that the death of the boy and the arrival of the demon are connected. Will the mystery be resolved before more innocent lives are lost? Will Muktuk survive the investigation? Only time and friendly spirits will tell. Of course, the talented creative team of Terry LaBan and Steve Parkhouse may have some say in the matter, too.