Wednesday, October 30, 2013
31 Werewolves | Strangeways: Murder Moon
As much as I love werewolves, it's very rare when a werewolf story actually scares me. Mike Mignola's "The Wolves of Saint August" is one exception; Matt Maxwell and Luis Guaragña's werewolf Western, Murder Moon is another.
Murder Moon is the first volume in Maxwell's Strangeways series that follows cowboy Seth Collins as he encounters legendary monsters in the Wild West. It's werewolves this time and vampires in Volume 2: The Thirsty. You can read the first chapter of Murder Moon at Maxwell's site. If you're like me, you'll want Chapter 2 right away.
While I'm on the subject of werewolf Western comics, honorable mention goes to David Gallaher and Steve Ellis' High Moon. I'm ashamed that I haven't read it yet, but I hear amazing things about the former Zuda webcomic that came out a couple of years after Murder Moon. This one's about former Pinkerton detective Matthew Macgregor (a descendant of Rob Roy) who runs across a werewolf-infested town and goes to war on the beasts. It sounds more fun than frightening, but there's nothing wrong with that and there's certainly no arguing with Ellis' fantastic art.