Topic: Comic Books - New
TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':
Back on December 9th of 2009, I blogged about the 'Strangeways' series in the "Featurette" section of this blog, (as seen by clicking here!).
I recently received a full copy of the work titled: Strangeways - Murder Moon, from Matt Maxwell, and after reading it, wanted to blog about it here today; before I pick up too many other publications at the Long Beach Comic Con Expo tomorrow. This is too good of a work to be 'lost' in the shuffle after a comic con, and deserves to be published in my blog before we leave!
I'm going to print what this publication is about using the creators' own promo pieces, and then add my thoughts:
"Strangeways: Murder Moon by Matthew Maxwell, Luis Guaragna, and Gervasio/Jok
It’s 1868, and former army officer Seth Collins seeks to escape the horrors of the Civil War by traveling the frontier. Answering an urgent letter from his estranged sister, Collins finds himself under attack by a strange creature that is neither man nor wolf. When his friend and partner Webster is accused of being the beast, Collins must track down the real threat. But which will kill him first: the Wolf, or the secret that the sheriff of Silver Hand is trying to keep buried?
Strangeways: Murder Moon is written by Matthew Maxwell (Highway 62, EATERS) and is illustrated by Luis Guaragña. Cover and chapter illustrations by Steve Lieber (CIVIL WAR, WHITEOUT). Interior gallery pages by Guy Davis (BPRD, THE MARQUIS, SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE), Fábio Moon (CASANOVA, SMOKE AND GUNS) and Gabriel Bá (CASANOVA, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY.)
144 pages, 7×10 trim size
Okay, I like to follow up on blogs I originally posted, after the publications sees print. Especially if it is a publication that I enjoyed reading. Which I did in this case!
Yes, the interior pages are in black and white, but b&w fits this style of writing as well as genre! The story wasn't over the top, and the artwork flowed with the dialogue. It was a good meshing in storytelling.
There was an additional story at the back of the book, and unlike the main feature, I wasn't for sure what to make of it. If this book had been printed as a 'comic book', then it could have been considered a 'back-up' story. Being a book and at the end of the main feature, I considered a 'bonus story', and appreciated it as such.
You can check out your LCBS for this graphic novel, or at your usual points of purchase. The ISBN numbers are printed a few paragraphs before this one for ease in ordering.Highway 62 Press itself recently had a change of web addresses. You can now find them at: http://highway-62.com/wp/ !
My thanks to Matt for sending me this work for possible mention / review here in my Blog! Matt is a Facebook Friend of mine, but doesn't show a Facebook Fan Page for this Strangeways series. However the web site mentioned above has a LOT of info and links on it to peruse!
PLUS My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts!
Join us again soon, as we publish another 'Main Feature'. And don't forget to check out the 'Featurette' shown below this 'Main Feature' article at the bottom right!
~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com
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