Ahoy me mateys Captain Cats here. Last week I talked about some comics you should read for Halloween, and one I suggested was Supernatural Law, an amusing, satire look on the law with movie monsters and a law firm who defends them. As on the Captain Cats and the Nightrider Podcast, I talk about them again when I was ask what Supernatural Law was about by Kai, one of the Co-hosts of the Podcast, I explain it to him, and it got his eye. So today I want to talk about and review Supernatural Law or as I remember them as Wolff and Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre.
Wolff and Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre, was created by Cartoonist Batton Lash in 1979 and was published in both The Brooklyn Paper from 1979-1996 and in The National Law Journal from 1983-1997 as weekly strips. Wolff and Byrd had their first comic book by Exhibit A Press in May of 1994. In Issue 24 the series change its name to Supernatural Law and the rest became history.
What made me fell in love with this series was the idea that movie monsters had lawyers to defend them. At the time I found out about this series by sheer dumb luck in 1995, and I had no idea about law at all. The way Lash writes this series and the artwork that to me fits this series like a glove. The cases themselves are great and funny with just the right amount of satire got me hooked, and I understood an ok amount of law, which surprised me the most. Another thing that Supernatural Law had was Mavis, The World’s Greatest Secretary. She’s a gem and what made me like her so much was her personality, a one of a kind and was very different from what I was reading at the time.
I highly recommend Supernatural Law to everyone who wants to read something new, different, has a good vibe to it and might end up learning something new! If you are looking to read Supernatural Law yourself, you can go to Exhibit A Press here and take a look and see.