Werewolf western ‘High Moon’ returns from Super Genius

The first of three collections of the former Zuda series by David Gallaher and Steve Ellis arrives in October.

The western/horror comic High Moon by David Gallaher and Steve Ellis returns to print in October from Papercutz’s Super Genius imprint, with the first of three slipcase editions collecting the story.

High Moon: Bullet Holes and Bite Marks kicks off the story of a bounty hunter with a secret, who battles werewolves and supernatural forces in Texas. Volume two will follow in May of 2018, while volume three will conclude the story with all-new material. All three graphic novels will feature new covers by Ellis and will be published simultaneously in hardcover and paperback.

Per the press release, the new editions will be larger than the previous Zuda Comics print editions and will present the landscape-formatted series in a removable slipcase.

“Looking at Steve’s gorgeous artwork, we knew we didn’t want to alter the layouts of the original pages,” said Super Genius publisher Terry Nantier. “At the same time, we wanted to amplify the exposure of the book in the market. We didn’t want any physical limitations to hold that back. With the slipcase, we have the added bonus of creating a really nice contemporary edition that will look great on bookshelves.”

The very first winner of DC Comics’ Zuda online comic competition in 2007, High Moon ran for several “seasons” on the Zuda site until DC shut it down in 2010. It can now be found online on the Taptastic website. In addition to High Moon, Gallaher and Ellis also work together on The Only Living Boy, which is published by Papercutz.

“A decade ago, we began designing these tough guy heroes, magnificent landscapes, and unearthly creatures,” said Ellis. “With Super Genius publishing High Moon, we can create the full story as we always envisioned.”

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