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HIGH MOON FINDS NEW HOME AT PAPERCUTZ
I love a good genre mash-up and one of the best is the horror / western. There's something so awesome about a gun-slinging monster. Such is the case with High Moon, originally published in 2007 through DC's now defunct Zuda Comics imprint. The comic has just been picked up by Papercutz and the publisher has announced the release of new definitive editions set to begin in October 2017 through its Super Genius imprint. Written by David Gallagher and illustrated by Steve Ellis, the series followed a mysterious bounty hunter with a dark secret that emerges with every full moon. I'll give you three guesses as to what that might be. Here's the full synopsis:
In High Moon, former Pinkerton agent and current bounty-hunter Matthew Macgregor investigates a series of strange happenings in a small Texas town. Drought has brought famine and hardship to Blest. The summer heat pushes the temperature to unbearable heights during the day. The nights are even worse– for the streets are haunted by strange, unnatural creatures. And even as Macgregor works to uncover the truth about the creatures, he struggles to keep his own supernatural nature a secret.
“David Gallaher and Steve Ellis are extremely gifted storytellers and their smart and relevant story is a natural fit for this imprint,” said Super Genius Editor-in-Chief Jim Salicrup. “I immediately gravitated to High Moon’s classic themes of xenophobia and self-reliance which are as relevant today as they ever have been.”
“A decade ago, we began designing these tough guy heroes, magnificent landscapes, and unearthly creatures,” said co-creator and artist Steve Ellis. “With Super Genius publishing High Moon, we can create the full story, as we always envisioned.”
“Between Westworld, Logan, and Red Dead Redemption, the western is resonating in our culture in weird and unusual ways,” said co-creator and writer David Gallaher. “High Moon recalls the best tropes of both the classic western adventure and werewolf mythology. I can’t wait for readers to discover our bloody tale of werewoles six shootboys, bullets and the supernatural.”
High Moon: Volume 1 – Bullet Holes and Bite Marks is set for release on October 17th, 2017 with volume 2 slated for May 2018 with newly remastered artwork. All new material will be created to conclude the story with a third volume. Each will feature new covers by Ellis.
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