Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #3
Count Crowley steps away from focusing on monsters and takes a look at Jerri, who continues to struggle to find out why she’s being chased by monsters, who the real Count Crowley is, and her life which is a constant mess.
Count Crowley #3 was a bit of an emotional roller-coaster, and the most we’ve gotten from Jerri and her family – including the fact that she’s not in such good graces with them. David Dastmalchian continues to write Jerri to not only be a protagonist but someone we are rooting for and developing feelings for the character. Lukas Ketner continues to compliment the story with beautiful art that tells its own story; you can almost hear his work. You can hear the screams, the screech of the wheels on the car, and the voices of the characters automatically come through the pages and panels. David Dastmalchian continues to execute the perfect recipe of classic “b-movie” ghouls and monster horror with compelling characters with great sequences of fighting and drama and it works marvelously. David takes a very familiar tale and makes it his own. I always judge a writer on the way they approach certain stories. Obviously telling stories about an alcoholic trying the get their life in order is nothing new, however, when Dastmalchain is at the helm, he takes an everyday story and turns it into a page-turner that you cannot put down. David, take a bow – you have created a gem of a story in Count Crowley! Without sounding like a broken record when talking about Lukas Ketner and the beautiful story he tells through art, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Lauren Affe and her remarkable colors! This duo teams up to bring us a classically detailed environment that really sells the feelings of the characters and puts you in the book riding shotgun in Jerri’s car!
Count Crowley continues to be a worthwhile read, with a breath of fresh air from the people who put on tights, save the day, and make you feel great. It makes you feel great in a way that we can all speak to. We’ve never known someone who can leap buildings in a single bound, but we do know someone who is trying to turn their life around at the same time investigating things that go bump in the night. READ COUNT CROWLEY!
Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #3: The Abominable Dr. Frights!
- Writing - 10/1010/10
- Storyline - 9/109/10
- Art - 10/1010/10
- Color - 9/109/10
- Cover Art - 9/109/10