Blackmoon

 BRL4   (U.S., 1985)

™ and ©1985 James C. Hallett

The popularity of such anti-heroes as the Punisher and the Vigilante has spawned a plethora of copycats. The “indie” explosion of the 1980s has only helped to add fuel to this already white-hot fire. It’s as if every Tom, Dick and Harry had a vigilante of his own to write about. Enter Blackmoon—the black and white, independent title from self-publisher US Comics.

In the title’s not-so-distant future, a madman ascends to the U.S. presidency and, in true fascist style, manages to charm Congress and the American people into believing that the country could win a nuclear war against the U.S.S.R. After half the world is destroyed in the ensuing Armageddon, a former CIA operative turned scientist travels back in time to assassinate the crazed leader before he ascends to power and destroys humanity’s future. Unfortunately, the mere act of traveling across the timeline has warped reality in such a way as to secure the villain’s supremacy across all of space and time.

Unfortunately, immature art and a lack of originality do little to set Blackmoon apart from the more popular titles it strives to imitate.

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