Count Crowley Amatuer Midnight Monster Hunter #3
Dark Horse Comics
Written by David Dastmalchian
Art by Lukas Ketner
Colors by Lauren Affe
Letters by Frank Cvetkovic
The Rundown: There are eyes on Jerri everywhere she goes and a history lesson might help her put things in perspective.
Jerri returns to AA, but doesn’t particularly want to share anything. It’s not like she could share stories about vampires and werewolves to the group and things get even tenser when she discovers her brother watching her. After returning home, Jerri decides she needs to pay another visit to Vince to learn why she can’t read the books she liberated.
What she discovers is a story of Vince’s time in the war and how his hesitance to kill a friend who had been turned cost lives. As things continue to get darker for Jerri, she continues to struggle with her sobriety and loneliness until another person watching her prompts her to take action.
The Story: Dastmalchian takes the story in an interesting direction with this issue. Taking the time to flesh out Vince as a character is a great touch that adds a lot to the story and explains a lot of his attitude towards Jerri and her mission. The story has some great moments for Jerri as well as the pressures on her sobriety continue to intrude on the fight for her life. It’s a great issue that culminates in a great cliffhanger ending that makes me excited for what’s to come.
The Art: Ketner delivers great action and atmosphere on every page of the issue. The art is visually thrilling and fun.