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AZZARELLO & RISSO TEAM UP FOR MOONSHINE THIS OCTOBER
Some creative teams just work so well together that they create some epic comics. Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso are one such pairing, having previously collaborated on the stellar 100 Bullets. This October sees them reunite for a new series from Image Comics called Moonshine, described as a werewolf prohibition story. Here's the write-up from the publisher:
Set during Prohibition, and deep in the backwoods of Appalachia, Moonshine #1 tells the story of Lou Pirlo, a city-slick “torpedo” sent from New York City to negotiate a deal with the best moonshiner in West Virginia, one Hiram Holt. What Lou doesn’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, he’ll stop at nothing to protect a much darker family secret...a bloody, supernatural secret that must never see the light of day… or better still, the light of the full moon.
"It’s killer to be working with Eduardo again on a project that we've been dying to get to,” said Azzarello. “Like 100 Bullets, the high concept is a grabber, but the heart of the story is dealing with an extremely fractured ‘hero’ (Gangster, Lou Pirlo). He’s one of the most complex characters I’ve written in a long time and I can’t wait to dig into his many sides… seedy and otherwise.”
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Risso added: “Being back together with Azzarello is always a pleasure. And to now be at Image, with the freedom to do what we do best, is an added thrill. This time around I’m doing my own coloring so that’s a new approach and I look forward to hearing what our fans think about it. It’s important as creators to keep challenging yourselves and I think we’re doing that with Moonshine!”
I'm currently in the midst of a re-read of 100 Bullets. I realized I never actually finished the series so I don't know how it ended. I'm fixing that glaring error now. Moonshine sounds like an awesome book and I cannot wait to check it out later this year. I was sold on the creative team alone, but adding in werewolves makes this a must read. If all this wasn't enough, the book will feature a variant cover from Frank Miller.
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