I read it when it came out and I remember liking it well enough. It was mostly set-up, handling the gathering of the team, but the cliffhanger we get at the end I think was what made me want to pick up the next issue.
I do want to point out that there was a little controversy with this book when it came out – what, a Brian Azzarello Black Label book having controversy, “how can that be,” right? Basically, the co-creator of Wild Dog, Terry Beatty, went to his Facebook and slammed DC for having Wild Dog be in prison in this series for leading the January 6th riots.
This is not the Wild Dog Max Allan Collins and I created. We are both angered and appalled at this offensive and out of character reworking of our hero. Yes, he was a vigilante. Yes, he was a gun nut.* But he wasn’t a conspiracy theory idiot or leader of a mob. This blatant disregard and disrespect for the creators’ intent is a slap in the face to both of us.
It seems additionally insulting, considering the positive portrayal of Wild Dog as a POC on the CW ARROW TV series. To now make him the leader of a mob of racist, violent, moronic goons pretty much destroys any possibility of future use of him as an actual hero – vigilante or not.
I really don’t think this take on Wild Dog is really going to stick, but I can totally understand being pissed off about this take on him. I think the big part was literally referencing an actual event. I think if they made up a smaller, similar riot, maybe imply that the police named him the ring-leader of the violence and Dog claims that the police started it, that might have been more true to the character – at least from what little I have read of him.