100 Bullets is one of the best crime mysteries of the last few decades. Creators Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso are fantastic at creating a believably fantastic world populated with interesting characters. It sounds like their newest creator-owned effort, Moonshine, is going to be a similarly intriguing endeavor. However, there’s an element to the story that sends it into a truly bonkers place.
The official synopsis goes like this:
“Set during Prohibition, and deep in the backwoods of Appalachia, Moonshine 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.”
That’s right. This is a prohibition gangster story with werewolves. Sounds like it’s taking some inspiration from the classic genre mashup From Dusk Till Dawn. That movie is a blast and Moonshine sounds like it will be just as fun. Not to mention intensely violent and appropriately dark. Knowing Azzarello and Risso’s previous work, you can also bet that there will be some twisted and transgressive dark humor at play as well.
The series kicks off on October 5th, just in time for New York Comic-Con. The first issue will also be available with a variant cover by none other than comics legend Frank Miller. Seems like his collaboration with Azzarello on Dark Knight III: The Master Race has created quite the professional friendship. That just means more great comic art for us.