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Cinematic Creeps => Classic Monster Movies => Topic started by: xcoreff on March 22, 2019, 09:56:16 AM

Title: Return of the Wolf Man
Post by: xcoreff on March 22, 2019, 09:56:16 AM
Hello Everyone!

     This is my first post, and i wanted to start it off by introducing a little gem for those that don't know about it. I recently tracked down a copy of "Return of the Wolf Man" from 1998. It's a Novel that literally picks off where Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein leaves off. It has numerous Easter eggs throughout and ties up some loose ends throughout the Monsterverse. The book is OOP, but if you get a chance to read it, it is phenomenal.  It's been years since I've been so interested in a book!
Title: Re: Return of the Wolf Man
Post by: Rex fury on March 22, 2019, 10:12:04 AM
I really enjoyed it too! I had a pdf copy that another UMA sent me, but I lost it when I changed tablets😥. I thought it was an inventive way to tie up loose plot ends and move the monsters forward. Maybe some of the Universal revival directors ought to have a look?
RF
Title: Re: Return of the Wolf Man
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 22, 2019, 11:23:41 AM
Welcome to the UMA, xcoreff.🙂
Title: Re: Return of the Wolf Man
Post by: Mike Scott on March 22, 2019, 09:28:22 PM
Welcome to the UMA, xcoreff !

Your official on the board welcome.    ;D
Title: Re: Return of the Wolf Man
Post by: GeekDragon on April 03, 2019, 01:48:49 PM
I bought this book when it first came out and couldn't put it down.  It is excellent.  I wish they didn't change authors for the sequels.  I was looking forward to the next book, considering how this one ended, not giving away spoilers.
Title: Re: Return of the Wolf Man
Post by: LugosiFan25 on April 08, 2019, 03:12:50 PM
I was just asking about this book in the Memorabilia section. If anyone knows how I could get a copy of it or a PDF copy, let me know.
Title: Re: Return of the Wolf Man
Post by: Dr. Acula on April 08, 2019, 09:28:41 PM
I had never heard of this book until I saw this thread. Then I went to Amazon Marketplace and picked up a good used copy for about $20. That was just a couple of weeks ago. Apparently, I lucked out, because, looking now, the cheapest used copy listed is going for more than twice that much!

When I started reading it and saw how closely it follows upon Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, I went back and watched that movie again before continuing with the book. I've really just started the book, but I am enjoying it so far.
Title: Re: Return of the Wolf Man
Post by: 1Adam12 on June 14, 2019, 05:53:35 PM
I read it when it came and loved it! My memory of it is just as if I watched it as a movie.
Title: Re: Return of the Wolf Man
Post by: Mike Scott on June 14, 2019, 09:22:53 PM
Welcome back, 1Adam12 !  :)
Title: Re: Return of the Wolf Man
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 15, 2019, 09:22:07 AM
Wow! Ten years later. Welcome back
Title: Re: Return of the Wolf Man
Post by: Blue Fang on September 10, 2019, 08:26:24 PM
Anyone know of a place to read it online. I've attempted to find a used copy but everywhere I look it's insanely overpriced
Title: Re: Return of the Wolf Man
Post by: Mike Scott on September 10, 2019, 10:57:26 PM
Anyone know of a place to read it online. I've attempted to find a used copy but everywhere I look it's insanely overpriced

I just checked and there is no Kindle version.
Title: Re: Return of the Wolf Man
Post by: LugosiFan25 on September 11, 2019, 09:31:21 AM
Been looking for awhile now too. Hard to find at a decent price.
Title: Re: Return of the Wolf Man
Post by: Count_Zirock on September 29, 2019, 03:01:31 AM
I bought it when it first came out, and then had an extra copy sent to me for review. Both copies are in storage, at present. It was quite a thrilling read, and also celebrated the 50th anniversary of A&CMF. The followup novels, "The Devil's Brood" and "The Devil's Night," were sadly just awful.
Title: Re: Return of the Wolf Man
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 29, 2019, 03:55:11 PM
I can say this is an honesty: this book is the only worthy successor I have read to the Universal Monsters films. It should either be filmed, or presented as a  CGI feature in toto. With nothing altered.
Title: Re: Return of the Wolf Man
Post by: Count_Zirock on November 08, 2019, 04:38:51 PM
Hard to believe this book is now 21 years old. Still a great continuation of the Classic Monsters. Too bad the follow-up novels were such wretched drivel.