on First Moon:
"NOTE: Two things of importance: first, I love PDFs -- I can read 'em on my iBook, no extra clutter for my apartment and I can read 'em before the very busy shipping day. So if you want me to review your stuff, the week it ships you can email me here at CBR with it attached, and I'll take a gander. Try to do it more than a week in advance and I'll forget, because I'm an airhead. Sorry, it's true... The disappearance of the Roanoake colony due to supernatural causes? Maybe -- the new graphic novel First Moon
posits it, with a nice garnish of historical nonfiction to add to the fun and make it feel all textured like a great episode of The X-Files.
If that period of history bores you, the Lost
-style flashbacks won't help, but it's a well drawn and well written work."
on First Moon:
"I read the first half of this over the weekend. I didn't want to read the whole thing because it's really fun and I didn't want to spoil it. I want the book in my hands.
It's Jason McNamara & Tony Talbert's new OGN. It's historical fiction about what really happened to the settlers of Roanoke in the 16th century. It's a teenage boy coming to grips with finding out that his parents are werewolves and what that means for him. The story moves between the present and the past and the art styles accurately portray the time periods. Talbert really impressed me with this.
And McNamara's scripting is sound, with a nice mix of current events and colonial action scenes. McNamara tells me that FIRST MOON actually came before last summer's OGN, CONTINUITY, chronologically. I didn't love CONTINUITY but I can see the creative progression that McNamara and Talbot have gone through. I'm really looking forward to the end of FIRST MOON. I preordered it so I'll have it for next week. At this point, it's getting a seat at the 'Best of 2007' table and that's without me even finishing it.
Rumor has it that Jason and Tony will be at the Isotope all day today drinking beer to celebrate the book's release. Pictures will be taken.
Erstwhile Rampager Graeme McMillan
takes a look at this Wednesday's First Moon:
"Worth checking out, anyway, and enough to make me think that McNamara, at least, is probably about to be poached by Vertigo or someone sooner rather than later."