Comic Review: Moonshine #3

  • Writer: Brian Azzarello
  • Art: Eduardo Risso
  • Color Assistant: Cristian Rossi
  • Lettere & Design: Jared K. Fletcher
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Release Date: December 14, 2016

(Spoiler Free)


  Moonshine #3 picks up with Lou waking up from his night of drinking, trying to do some underhand dealing behind Hiram’s back. He also had  a run in with a Wolf-Man that killed Tucker! Lou is a little bit flustered to say the least and now three other rival gangstas have been sent to check up on him. That’s not Lou Prilo’s only problem as he soon finds out that you can’t always run from your problems and Mr. Hiram don’t take kind to cowards. Their is a lot going on in this book with and a lot that is being left untold. Their are quite a few characters who feel like they know a  lot more and not informing Lou about it. Also Lou Prilo feels like he has some past connection with what is going on, with his different visions and dreams he has been having. Azzerarello is telling a great crime story that is really interesting. The different families, gangsters and towns people all play a role that is weaving a tight mystery.


Risso does some great character work and design on this book. He does a great job with setting the mood for the book with his art and colors. Moonshine has this overall dreary almost haunting feel to it. Risso’s art plays up this factor with his bland color schemes and very “down to earth” character styling. He also draws a very creepy Wolf-Man that may haunt you nightmares! I would like a little more detail in characters faces and sometimes the art can be a little muddled at times. Also one panel in particular where Lou gets hit buy the butt of a gun should have been set up differently because it has no impact to it. Overall Risso’s design for the book is top notch and gives it a creepy/ sinister vibe to it.


   Overall Moonshine #3 is a good crime comic book, it has a great story plot with a noir feel to it. I really don’t know if the whole “werewolf” part is even necessary and that’s coming from a guy who really likes werewolves! This book would be perfectly fine leaving that part out and would make a great just straight crime story. Maybe the whole Wolf-Man thing will play a bigger role as more of the mystery unfolds. This is still a very interesting comic and still has a lot to unravel in its story.

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Brent Jackson

Brent is happily married and an avid comic book consumer who loves nothing more than the smell of comics in the morning and diving through a long box of back issues. By day he is a nutritionist and has also been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 10 years. He is probably not the coolest person you have ever met. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @brentjackson30

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