The Legend of Joe Moon #1 (Pit Bros – Ventura / Silva / Silva / Blanco) – Joe Moon arrives in town to collect his reward. He picks up his next victims and spends some money on whisky without knowing that someone is getting closer, searching for vengeance. At the same time, the worst memory from his past is chasing him. Another great book from relative rookier Pit Bros. Productions. While this book doesn’t convey the psychological chill that Henry and Butcher does, Joe Moon is still a welcomed addition into the landscape of horror comics. Gonzalo Ventura’s story of Joe Moon carries all the grit, grime and action of a hardcore western while delivering the the supernatural twist and a well worn tale of old. Manuel and Leonardo Silva do an extraordinary job with the art. Between the fine background details, character expressions and well defined graphic action, Team Silva show they are ready to compete with the big boys. This issue picks up with the quality shown in the preview issue #0, ThePullbox review here. It looks like in 2008 the Independent companies will be making their mark with The Pit Bros. being part of the leading charge. Pullbox Warning: While a great and gritty book, this contains gritty language. Joe Moon was not written for your ten year old.
Issue Grade: A-