Strangeways by Matt Maxwell
Murder Moon

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1868. Ex-Army officer Seth Collins is trying to forget the horrors of the Civil War when he finds himself faced with another kind of horror altogether. Something, not someone, is hunting the people of Silver Branch, including Collins estranged sister. A strange and seemingly unkillable wolf prowls the wilderness, killing not simply for pleasure, but to utterly destroy Silver Branch. But this is a town with its own secrets, ones that it won t give up willingly. Collins shortly finds himself trapped between the obligations of family and friendship. These duties lead him straight into darkness, where he has to find a way to defeat a creature that is neither man nor beast, all the while threatened by the the very town he s trying to save. Gorgeously illustrated in stark black and white, Murder Moon is a trip to a dark West that never was. In the wilderness of the Strangeways, black hats and badmen are the least of your worries. Here, there s fates worse than death and you just might find that your trusty revolver isn t enough to get you out of trouble. Murder Moon features artwork by Steve Lieber (Civil War: Frontline and Whiteout), Guy Davis (Sandman Mystery Theatre and B.P.R.D.), Fábio Moon (Smoke and Guns) and Gabriel Bá (Casanova). Murder Moon is illustrated by newcomer Luis Guaragña and includes the short story Lone illustrated by Gervasio and Jok. Chapter one of Strangeways: Murder Moon is available for reading online at

About Matt Maxwell

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Murder Moon is the comics debut of Matt Maxwell (Highway 62, The Comics Waiting Room). He is a reformed animator and full-time father living in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas with his wife and two children.And no wolves in sight. So far.
Published March 19, 2008 by Highway 62 Press. 144 pages
Genres: Horror, Westerns, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It seems whenever I start a review, I tend to go immediately off into tangent-territory, usually via a self-conscious aside, where I feel the need to give some of my own personal history as an attempt to give my review context.

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“We’ve got some serious local talent when it comes to comics and graphic novels (including artist Sam Kieth, who lives up in the foothills), so it’s no surprise that every so often a graphic novel crosses the transom that looks pretty damn good,” the write-up says.

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