A Comic-con purchase, recommended by YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens.
Set in the 1920s, this is a story where the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs roles are reversed, more or less. Yes, BB Wolf does kill the pigs, but what they did to him first makes the killing almost justified. This is set up to mirror the race wars between African Americans and whites, where the pigs are the white, powerful class, and the wolves are the oppressed minority class.
A disturbing story, and very brutal at times, BB Wolf, a struggling farmer and blues musician, tells the tragic story of what happened to his family, and what he did to try and get justice and revenge in an unfair world. Koslowski portrays the wolves as downtrodden and beaten, and the pigs as horribly corrupt, power hungry fatheads (literally).
As to the traditional story of the Three Little Pigs that we all know? Well… everyone knows who writes history, right?