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REVIEW: 'Two Moons' #1 by John Arcudi, Valerio Giangiordano, and Dave Stewart

 RUMBLE and B.P.R.D. writer JOHN ARCUDI is back at Image with rising star VALERIO GIANGIORDANO for an all-new ONGOING HORROR SERIES!  This issue starts the long journey of a young Pawnee man named Virgil Morris - a.k.a. Two Moons.- fighting for the Union during the Civil War. When he is suddenly confronted with his shamanic roots, he discovers horrors far worse than combat as the ghosts of his past reveal the monstrous evil around him! TWO MOONS #1 Writer: John Arcudi Artist: Valerio Giangiordano, Dave Stewart Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 24, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Score:  ★★★★☆ (4/5) Adding to the independent comic landscape this week with a stellar debut is 'Two Moons' #1 from John Arcudi, Valerio Giangiordano, and Dave Stewart. Indies serve some of the most ambitious, unique, and complicated stories in all of comics. Superhero stories just aren't enough and what Image Comics offers here is something you won't see anywhere else.  Beginning with a yo

REVIEW: 'Postal' #10 by Bryan Hill, Isaac Goodhart, and Betsy Gonia


★★★★★ (5/5)

Molly has come to Eden like a tornado engulfing everything in her path. No one is safe but no one is fooled either. Everyone knows she's a threat, Mark  calls her a shark. Mayor Shiffron has to protect her but who's going protect Eden from her.

Bryan Hill has dropped a lethal wild card smack dab in the middle of 'Postal' who unlike the rest of the shady citizens in town, Molly has no interest in keeping a low profile or blending in. Despite her innocent look she has an unflinching thirst for blood. 'Postal' has been an eerie, sometimes shocking, tale of crime and corruption. It's also been malleable enough to switch gears and incorporate new characters with ease. This latest visitor is already making an impact albeit a negative one. 

Hill embraces his pulp-style with crisp, almost rhythmic, dialogue. Scenes between characters are tension-filled as artists Isaac Goodhart and Betsy Gonia frame them soaked in shadows allowing enough light to expose an evil smirk or a damning glance. 

Hill sets up the story with the precision of a prize fighter. He constantly jabs us with nuggets of information, an unrepentant Molly, a protective Maggie, a clear-eyed Mark and surprisingly a mayor with second thoughts about being the custodian of such a cesspool of a town. It all leads to something. Once Hill finishes tenderizing your kidneys he goes for the money shot, an uppercut you only thought saw coming and realized it way too late. By the end of 'Postal' #10 you're dazed, angry, gasping for air, while you writhe in pain on the floor. 

'Postal' continues to surprise and evolve as a pulpy crime drama with engaging characters and a premise that promises anything can happen. With the arrival of Molly, a town of criminals in hiding has itself a new villain. Hill and company keep getting better and better. Although, I may never forgive Hill for that violent cliff hanger. I don't know we'll see until next month. Make sure 'Postal' is on your pull-list to see what happens next. 

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