Review: Moonshine #24
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist and Colorist: Eduardo Risso
Letterer: Jared H. Fletcher
Color Assistant: Cristian Rossi
Review by: Kendra Hale
Moonshine #24 brings us the second part of “The Well” story line. Every time I open a new issue, I get so excited because I get transported back to this beautifully executed time frame. From the story, to the details in the artwork, and down to the color work, it all gets placed on a stage for readers to enjoy. That said, let us dive into Moonshine #24.
On The Boardwalk
Lou and Tempest not only find themselves back in the same city, but find themselves talking to each other in a way that doesn’t end in a fight or in a midnight session. Handsome Lou is there for a favor, and Tempest has learned that having Joe wrapped around her fingers has its perks. But Lou has his sights set on making things right…no matter how hard it may be.
Meanwhile, Elliot Ness and the local cops are finally putting pieces together about what is happening in the city. But things get a bit turned on their head when Lou’s plan to rescue Hiram and get him safely out of town go sideways. Hiram wants war and revenge, and while Lou is safe, Hiram is after anyone aligned with the man who has been basically torturing him.
Joe makes a mistake in this issue, and there is a war featuring Hiram, Joe, and now Tempest…but who will walk out of it alive and on top remains to be seen.
There is a lot set up in Moonshine #24 that will effect the coming story line. With Joe putting Tempest in a realm of “Hell hath no wraith” it will be interesting to see what Tempest will do. Also, the romance side of things for Lou gets a bit hinky, and it remains to be seen what will happen with the poor guy now that him and Hiram are square.
Brian and Eduardo have given readers another stunning issue. The artwork is magnificent, even in the tiny details. There are huge moments coming, and this part of the story sets it up without feeling like a filler issue in the least. This is a huge testament to the writing of Brian Azzarello.
There is nothing that I could focus on as a negative. I would like to see more progression with the Elliot Ness part of the story, but there’s a time for everything, right? It is more of a personal want than a negative on the overall story. So I don’t really count it as one.
Another great addition to this series, Moonshine #24 sets readers up for a war on the horizon. I look forward to seeing it unfold in coming issues.
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