Here's the scoop on STREET WOLF from blogger Christopher Mills:
Street Wolf is Nathan Blackhorse, a handsome, cowboy-hat-and-boots wearing gentleman of Native American descent, a skilled martial artist who lives in a pre-Giuliani New York City. He's respected by the cops and criminals alike, and his past is suitably mysterious.
Harris' triumph, though, is the pleasantly unique and original character of Nathan Blackhorse. A street hero who is genuinely heroic, working with the police gathering evidence and intelligence, but not afraid to mix things up if necessary. The master stroke is that he's an American Indian--a minority still woefully under-represented in the entertainment media. Blackhorse is given an intriguingly mysterious past and a supporting cast with a lot of potential; too bad there were no more issues.
REPORTER: What kind of Indian are you?
STREET WOLF: Navajo, I think.
REPORTER: You 'think'?
STREET WOLF: I'm American. That's what's important.
That Street Wolf isn't sure of his tribal heritage is possible. That he considers himself an American first and an Indian second is unlikely. What's the point of identifying himself as an Indian if it doesn't mean anything to him? And why identify himself as an American when that isn't in question? If he was born in the US, as he indicated, he's American by definition.
Michael Sheyahshe is impressed with Street Wolf because he's an urban dweller who doesn't dress or act like a typical Indian. I'm not impressed because he's an Indian in name only. Since he doesn't have any cultural values or traits associated with Indians, he could just as easily belong to any ethnicity.
I disagree with Mills about the black and white art. I'd say it's superior for a independent book and better than the art in many mainstream comics. My problem is that the stories are standard cop/private-eye fare. We've seen tales like these a thousand times before on TV and elsewhere.
Mills gives STREET WOLF four of six bullets. Yes, 3-4 bullets out of six is about right. To me that's an average comic, not something to rave about.
So I wouldn't rush to buy STREET WOLF #1-3 from MileHighComics.com or elsewhere. But they're worth checking out if you want a different take on Native heroes in comics. If you're a collector of Native-themed comics, you probably should have at least one issue of STREET WOLF.