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A retired werewolf mob enforcer looks to find a new life for herself in Lunar Room

Lunar Room #1
(Image credit: Gio Sposito (Vault Comics))

Writer Danny Lore and artist Gio Sposito are mixing werewolves and gangsters in a new SFF series titled Lunar Room from Vault Comics.

(Image credit: Corin Howell/Vladimir Popov (Vault Comics))

Going on sale November 24, Lunar Room is a werewolf story from Lore, an avowed werewolf fan.

"Lunar Room started as a conversation with Tim Daniel about why I hadn't done a werewolf comic," Lore says, referring to Vault Comics' executive VP of brand/design. "That conversation created the seed of an idea: how would I get what I love about werewolves into a script that an artist could have fun with, rather than a more internal-sensation based tale."

Lunar Room stars Cynthia 'Sin' Breaker, a retired enforcer for a mob group led by a powerful mage. She's the tough sort - and that's before even factoring in that she's a werewolf. But she's retired now, and attempting to create a new chapter for her life and put her history behind her.

Check out this four-page preview of Lunar Room #1:

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Lunar Room

(Image credit: Gio Sposito/DJ Chavis/Andworld Design (Vault Comics))

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"On a deeper level, Lunar Room is also about identity and truth," says Lore. "Many of our characters are struggling with losing their identities, their understanding of the truths they’ve been told, and what to do with that hole in their lives. When their personal senses of power are so tied to their sense of self, can someone take the very core of who they are away, and how can they reclaim it?"

Lore and Sposito are working with colorist DJ Chavis and letterer Andworld Design.

(Image credit: Gio Sposito (Vault Comics))

Lore tells Newsarama that Lunar Room is "wonderfully unsubtle" compared to their previous comics work, especially in terms of the genre mash-up, story structure, and names of the characters. They say they've been particularly inspired by video games such as Yakuza and Grand Theft Auto, and how those games "give themselves space to be a bunch of different kinds of stories."

Vault tells Newsarama that Lunar Room will run "at least" eight issues, but the publisher does not want to nail it down to a specific length just yet.

Lunar Room #1 goes on sale on November 24.

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Chris Arrant

Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table.