Wet Moon Vol 1

As Cleo Lovedrop heads off for college at the local art school, an unseen social assailant spreads slander about her, she is forced to deal with her two brusque roommates, and discovers unsolved mysteries about the girl who lived in her room previously. As the moon grows full and lunar rays shine down, lunacy and moon-calves run free. 

College can be a difficult transition. My first two years (out of three hundred) I lived on campus, spending my time binge drinking and not studying. My time on campus was not met with nearly as much mystery and intrigue as Wet Moon, though. No one spread any rumors about me, I didn’t have any mysteries about my dorm room (other than the barbecue sauce stain on the heater), and there wasn’t a guy that smelled like hot dogs following me around everywhere. Probably because I was the guy that smelled like hot dogs. Follow the adventures of Cleo Lovedrop and her associates as they navigate through the treacherous journey that is college.

I read a lot of comics that are basically about explosions. People die, people are murdered, people explode. Reading Wet Moon was a nice change of pace from the usual ultra violent mayhem I consume. It’s a slower book, but don’t think that the word “slower” means “boring”. I still found myself turning the pages with anticipation despite the fact that pretty much no one dies. Holding together the story of Wet Moon is Sophie Campbell’s incredible artwork. Each page is hand drawn and hand lettered, and the end result feels very organic and homemade. Seriously, it looks incredible. The imperfections of the handwriting only serve to highlight the dialog and narrative, it feels much more real than anything generated by a computer. I only read comics once in a blue moon, but I’ll start reading this one once in a wet moon. 

Wet Moon is published by Oni Press. Check out their Tumblr and like them on Facebook.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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