Cover image for Moonshine. Vol. 1 / Brian Azzarello, writer ; Eduardo Risso, art & colors ; Jared K. Fletcher, letters & design ; Cristian Rossi, color assistant ; Will Dennis, editor.
Title:
Moonshine. Vol. 1 / Brian Azzarello, writer ; Eduardo Risso, art & colors ; Jared K. Fletcher, letters & design ; Cristian Rossi, color assistant ; Will Dennis, editor.
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Moonshine.
ISBN:
9781534300644
Publication Information:
Portland, OR : Image Comics, Inc., [2017]

©2017
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
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"Contains material originally published in magazine form as Moonshine #1-6"--Title page verso.

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"Set during Prohibition, and deep in the backwoods of Appalachia, [this book] 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. Lou figures it for milk run-- how hard could it be to set-up moonshine shipments from a few ass-backward hillbillies? What Lou doesn't figure on is that Holt is just as cunning as ruthless as any NYC crime boss and Lou is in way over his pin-striped head. 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"--Amazon.
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THE FIRST VOLUME OF THE NEW ON-GOING SERIES
From writer, BRIAN AZZARELLOand artist, EDUARDO RISSO -- the Eisner award-winning creative teambehind the crime classic, 100 Bullets -- comes a brutal newseries!

Set during Prohibition, and deep in the backwoods of Appalachia,MOONSHINE #1 tells the story of LOU PIRLO, a city-slick "torpedo" sent from NewYork City to negotiate a deal with the best moonshiner in West Virginia, oneHIRAM HOLT. Lou figures it for milk run -- how hard could it be to set-upmoonshine shipments from a few ass-backward hillbillies? What Lou doesn't figureon is that Holt is just as cunning as ruthless as any NYC crime boss and Lou isin way over his pin-striped head. Because not only will Holt do anything toprotect his illicit booze operation, he'll stop at nothing to protect a muchdarker family secret...a bloody, supernatural secret that must never see thelight of day...or better still, the light of the full moon.

Volume oneof MOONSHINE reunites the acclaimed creative team that defined modern crimecomics with 100 Bullets...and now puts a horror-twist on a classic gangstertale!

Collects Issues 1-6


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Publisher's Weekly Review

This Prohibition-era clash between New York mobsters and moonshiners from West Virginia is soaked in equal measures of hooch and blood. Long-time collaborators Azzarello and Risso (100 Bullets) reunite with panache for the story of a negotiation gone wrong and the violent consequences thereof. It is 1929 and "Handsome" Lou Pirlo has been given his first real assignment by his boss, Joe Masseria: go down to West Virginia and get the producer of some wonderful moonshine to supply Joe's organization. Hiram Holt, the bootlegger in question, isn't interested in a partnership, though, and he and his family try to send Lou on his way. Lou is enamored of the liquor and Hiram's foster daughter, Tempest, and doesn't want to suffer the consequences of failure, so he stays in the mountains. Joe sends reinforcements who turn the failed business deal into an extended gun battle. Lou also discovers that something savage lurks in the mountain woods, and the tale takes an unexpected turn. Risso's superb art relies on shadow and silhouette for drama, recalling newspaper strips of old such as Little Orphan Annie. It's a brilliantly told riff on the gangster tale. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

In this first volume of a new series by Azzarello and Risso, the renowned creators of 100 Bullets take readers deep into a well-constructed Prohibition-era werewolf horror story. A successful mob boss of the New York City underground sends his smooth-talking boy Lou Pirlo to the backwoods of West Virginia to obtain some high-quality Appalachian hooch. Hiram Holt's moonshine is worth dying for, and it's kept that way in order to protect not only the alcohol but also Holt's family and secrets. Lou doesn't take any of the opportunities given to him to get out of the situation and soon finds himself last on the moonshine receiving line. By the end, the werewolf guarding the Holt liquor could be any one of the mountain people claiming to be part of the proprietor's clan. Perhaps the creature's true identity will be revealed in Volume 2. Verdict Moonshine stands up against Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta's Outcast with its supernatural and voodoo witchcraft elements. Recommended for anyone interested in fantasy-tinged mob thrillers who are not turned away by foul language or gore.-Teresa Potter-Reyes, Helen Hall Lib., League City, TX © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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