The grand finale! The ultimate battle between Werewolves, Frankensteins, Vampires, and Humans!
The book starts with a brief exchange where we get the unveiling of Franken-Wolf. Good, wholesome, brain-damaged humor right here.
The rest is pretty much history. The amassed force of monsters move on to Vamp City and go into all out war. The Man and Woman end up taking it upon themselves to free the slaves and take down the big bad Orlok-Vamp (by way of strapping explosives to his torso while he’s distracted).
But the real reason they win? Are you ready for this?
An army of disgruntled Gillmen show up. It feels a little like a deus ex machina, but it’s slightly valid. They do iterate through the prior issues that there could be other monsters out there, so it would make sense that if vampires were suddenly polluting the ocean on a massive scale any dwellers there wouldn’t take it kindly. I’m okay with it. It’s a little lazy but hey, I love me some monsters, so bring on all the monsters.
And that’s basically it. There. Broken Moon. It’s a fun book, and can be tackled within one sitting if you have the time or care for it. Jones’ art is worth it alone. It’s so rich and gothic and wonderful. I’d be curious to know what a six issue stretch would’ve played out like (there’s sketches for two additional covers in the back of the book so I’d say that was the original intent), but I guess we’ll never know.
If you like the classic monsters and have a taste for a modern post-apocalyptic spin, give Broken Moon a try.
TL;DR Score: I’m a little peeved Franken-Wolf didn’t get a moment of glory on the battlefield… I demand a spin-off.