Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #1
Lock your doors and gather close . . . if you dare!
David Dastmalchian; actor, producer…comic book writer? YES! Dark Horse and David are partnering up for Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter. A four-issue mini-series debuting Oct. 23.
The story follows Jerri Butler a TV journalist who has fallen from grace and returned home to Beloit Missouri. After a humiliating appearance on television, she is subsequently fired and takes a new role as the new host of Creature Feature, however, there’s more…there’s always more.
Nonetheless, you will have to wait until October 23 to find out what’s in store for Jerri and her new life.
From the first page you almost feel for Jerri and her past, which you only get a small cryptic glimpse of, however, it’s a story you need more of, and I for one hope in the future issues we get introduced to it. Which makes the ending of this issue so much more intriguing. The first issue does a great job laying a proper foundation for the next book; leaving questions left to be asked and answers to be revealed; like why is the host of a late-night TV show a monster hunter in real life? And what happened to Jerri’s family?
David succeeds in taking us back to a time when you would stay up late with a bag of Jiffy Pop, watching monster movies, or Svengoolie. His comic debut does a brilliant job of telling a great story that embraces its time period and leaves the reader wanting more of this Dark Horse gem.
Lukas Ketner’s art for this book does exactly what the story commands it to; speak frighteningly through ink. From the cover to the mail-in order form for monster masks (look closely) in the back of the book, Ketner’s art lifts an already strong story that much higher. You really get a feeling of the old monster magazines like Famous Monsters of Filmland, or any cult monster magazine of the era.
I cannot stress enough the excitement I am filled with for this series and what follows. It’s going to be a great ride!
Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #1 does a brilliant job of telling a great story that embraces its time period and leaves the reader wanting more of this Dark Horse gem.
Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #1: Bottoms Up Jerri, You’re On in 3, 2, 1…
Writing - 10/1010/10
Storyline - 10/1010/10
Art - 8/108/10
Color - 8/108/10
Cover Art - 9/109/10
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