Moon­beams, Death Dreams

Comic Heroes - - State Of In­de­pen­dents -

Story by David J. Heyer Art by Lou Manna Let­ter­ing by Jaymes Reed

David Heyer’s dark fa­ble of a very bad up­bring­ing and its very bad reper­cus­sions makes for a mod­ern gang­ster noir full of volatile flair, chron­i­cling the psy­chotic sav­agery of Al Klinger’s mur­der­ous ram­page through life. There’s a dis­con­cert­ing beauty at the heart of all the car­nage, thanks to Lou Manna’s stark art­work and oc­ca­sional splashes of claret across the pan­els.

Its monochro­matic squalor sug­gests shades of Will Eis­ner’s ground­break­ing graphic novel A

Con­tract With God. But it’s not long be­fore the plot’s fangs fully punc­ture the do­mes­tic dishar­mony, and ev­ery­thing goes a bit car­diacar­rest. This book has been re­leased as the show­piece for Heyer’s new in­de­pen­dent self-pub­lish­ing house, and the sta­ble are con­stantly on the look­out for new tal­ent. Get in touch with them over at

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