A. Quinton — Sep. 21st 2016
A great new Image comic written by Brian Azzarello and drawn & coloured by Eduardo RissoÂ comes out in two weeks. You might recognizeÂ those namesÂ from a little workÂ theyÂ did for Vertigo a while back â€“ the legendary, multiple-award-winning 100 Bullets. Not satisfied with defining a genre for a decade, theseÂ two Crime Boys are back with Moonshine, a comic thatÂ should interest fans of werewolves, backwoods hoochÂ and pinstriped suits.
Set during Prohibition, and deep in the backwoods of Appalachia, MOONSHINE #1 tells the story of Lou Pirlo, a city-slick â€śtorpedoâ€ť sent from New York City to negotiate a deal with the best moonshiner in West Virginia, one Hiram Holt. What Lou doesnâ€™t figure on is that Holt is just as cunning and ruthless as any NYC crime boss. Because not only will Holt do anything to protect his illicit booze operation, heâ€™ll stop at nothing to protect a much darker family secret…a bloody, supernatural secret that must never see the light of dayâ€¦ or better still, the light of the full moon.
Moonshine #1 hits shelves on October 5th, but there’s already aÂ glowing review from Benjamin BaileyÂ on Nerdist:
The setup of Moonshine is a crossover of two genres. On one hand, you have a prohibition-era gangster tale and on the other. you have a werewolf horror story. Set in backwoods of West Virginia, Moonshine captures the creepiness of a backwards small town perfectly. The story feels small and intimate, but the landscape is vast and the lore is even bigger. By the end of this first issue, youâ€™ll be hooked into this world hard. Nothing is what it seems and death is awaiting around every corner.
I’m sold! Thanks to TallyDude on Twitter for the heads-up. You can read the first fourÂ pagesÂ of Moonshine #1 below.