Wet Moon Book 1: Feeble Wanderings

February 21, 2005 | Comics


Wet Moon Book 1: Feeble Wanderings
Ross Campbell
Oni Press
$14.95 US (Paperback)
*** 1/2 (out of five)

It is appropriate that the word ‘wandering’ is in the title of Wet Moon Book 1. That’s just what it does.
Ross Campbell, whose gift for capturing facial expressions first caught readers’ eyes with last year’s Spooked, takes up both writing and drawing chores this time and the results are mixed.
Revolving around the lives of a group of Goth kids in the town of Wet Moon, somewhere in the southern U.S., this book does the complete opposite of most comic book series. Instead of rushing into the plot, without giving readers a chance to care about the characters, Campbell gives us page after meandering page of characterization and the plot be damned.
In the end, it’s easy to like many of the people in Wet Moon. They are complex and interesting. While there are allusions to some sort of murder mystery, it’ll probably take another volume before you’ll be able to tell if anything interesting is going on in their lives.

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