Count Crowley: Mediocre 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: Jerri’s life takes some strange turns as she learns of a local legend that seems to have returned.

Jerri has gotten into a better rhythm in her life and career, but she still deals with the effects of her own actions. After meeting with the police regarding a previous investigation, she stumbles upon a broadcast about a series of child abductions in the town. At the same time, the mad scientist working on a dark experiment prepares to debut something new.

After visiting Vincent, she learns of a local legend that could be related to the missing children and leaves him with some disturbing news. Nikolas pays a visit to the studio and discovers something that will bring him face to face with Jerri.

The Story: Dastmalchian continues to craft a complex and engaging story in this issue. There is a wonderful sense of balance throughout as Jerri’s life continues to move from positive to negative moments and her struggles continue to haunt her. I love that there are still bigger mysteries being teased throughout the issue and the story does a fantastic job of crafting threads that I want to follow as a reader both for the drama they create and to see how Jerri deals with them. A consistently fun, dark and inventive series.

The Art: Ketner delivers amazing art throughout the issue. The horror elements are visually compelling and the style of the series continues to harken back to the best of the EC horror comics series that I loved growing up.

Count Crowley: Mediocre Midnight Monster Hunter #3



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