Not to Miss: Hunter's Moon

Hunter's Moon

Hunter's Moon

While I was checking out books at the Ector County Library the other day, the librarian took it upon herself to comment on the morality of my introducing certain graphic novel selections into a home with young children. She was breaking the librarian’s code of professional silence on the private choices of patrons in an effort to be helpful.

Indeed, she did spare me some embarrassment, as a closer inspection of a Sherlock Holmes adaptation revealed the book to contain pornography and not to be suitable for general circulation. That book stayed at the library.

Two other books of which the librarian disapproved – Too Cool To Be Forgotten and Hunter’s Moon – did come home with me.

I think her opinion of Hunter’s Moon might have been misplaced from another graphic novel (I’ve forgotten the title) featuring a similar setting. That comic contained a depiction of a Playboy centerfold and seems to have disappeared from the library’s collection.

Hunter’s Moon is penned by James L. White, writer of the Academy Award winning film RAY. It is illustrated by Dalibor Talajic and Sebastion Cardoso, colored by Juanmar and lettered by Ed Dukeshire. Dalibor Talajic and Tomislav Tikulin provide the cover and chapter art.

The creative team on this book seem the perfect combination, all their efforts combining to create a solid and entertaining graphic novel. It was nominated for two Glyph Comic Awards for Best Writer and Story of the Year.

Lincoln Greer grew up in a family where hunting the back woods was a necessary part of life. His dad taught him many hunting and survival skills. Now a successful stockbroker, Greer takes his own son back to the woods for a camping trip.

When his son is mysteriously abducted, Greer faces bigotry, suspicion and environmental terrorism in an effort to save him. The kidnappers force him to rob the local bank. He must draw on the lessons of his dad to evade the police, survive the terrorists and track the kidnappers.

Hunter’s Moon is violent but not gory. The book cover warns of mild language and suggests an age group of young teens and up, which is appropriate.

I hate to think that anyone would miss reading Hunter’s Moon because of a faulty association with another graphic novel. James L. White’s suspenseful story is a fine book, worthy of your time.

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About James A Woods
Freelance Writer, Constant Learner, Family Man

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