Dark Moon Issue #3
Art by Benedick Bana
It’s almost Halloween and Dark Moon Comic is all about the treats. To Freematik, creator of the innovative motion comic, this holiday is about sharing creativity, and to celebrate the launch of the first comic last Halloween, the third and last part of their introductory sci-fi horror trilogy will be released for free on October 29th.
The first two issues brought us a team of survivors beamed to a mysterious moon as the Earth is hit by a deadly meteor. They are led by Dante, the scientist responsible for saving them, who finds the moon has perils of its own in the way of hostile and hungry creatures. Surrounded by these beasts, they discover an alien outpost and take cover while trying to figure out their next move. As they explore the base, they find out what the beasts are and how they got to the moon.
The third installment finds the group’s numbers dwindling and Dante reflecting on the remaining survivors fate. His inner process comes to the forefront as he feels the guilt of placing them all between a rock and a hard place, and he is desperate to get them off of a planet teeming with bloodthirsty creatures. And if some of you were wondering, we also learn what has happened on Earth after the meteor hit.
Once again, Dark Moon transports you to a brutal place. We see aliens run amok and a conflicted leader who wills himself to save this random group of characters. It was nice to see more back story for both the Earth’s fate and Dante’s relationship to each of the fallen. Of course, the artwork is absolutely stunning with all the near 3-D detailing accented by bursts of vibrant colours, and the sensory experience is completed with the trippy soundtrack.
I think the average comic reader could get used to this, spoiling them with HD visuals, an engaging story and the added hip-hop fusion scoring. These mini movies will keep you wanting more story and more creatures, so here’s hoping Freematik and artist Benedick Bana will surprise us with something in the near future (but not like, death by meteor near future…)
Check them out on Twitter : @DarkMoonComic
and their deviant art site: http://freematik.deviantart.com/ to check out issues 1 and 2 so you’ll be ready for the alien chaos in issue 3…all for free!