The prohibition era is full of depression, murder, mayhem, and the rise of the gangster. It is also a time period where magic and mystery were at the height of their popularity. In October, Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, smash the two genres together in Moonshine, “a gangster tale with a horror twist.”
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.”
You better believe I’m going to be all over this first issue when it arrives on October 5th.