Two Moons #1
Written by John Arcudi
Art by Valerio Giangiordano
Colors by Dave Stewart
Art by Michael Heisler
The Rundown: In the midst of the Civil War a Private will confront an ancient evil.
Virgil is a private in the Union army and is having some disturbing nightmares. When he’s woken up by his colleague and tasked to ride into town to get some medical supplies, the Native American private is confronted by a vision of his grandfather who tells him that his father’s eyes are still watching him.
After spending some time talking to one of the nurse’s in the field hospital, he returns to his camp just in time to get caught in a firefight with a group of Rebels looking to take them by surprise. After taking out their commander, the rebels go on the run and Virgil finds himself not only facing off against the retreating forces, but also one of his own men who is hiding a supernatural and deadly secret.
The Story: Two Moons is off to an interesting and engaging start with this first issue. The characters are immediately interesting and the story draws in the reader with great dialogue, conflict and tension. Arcudi is crafting a world and plot that drew me in and made me curious about what happens next. There is a great mixture of mysticism and human drama throughout and it will be interesting to see where the story goes after the cliffhanger at the end of this issue.
The Art: Valerio Giangiordano delivers some stunning art throughout this issue. There are great visuals both in the action and the character moments the the use of shadow is brilliantly done.