Comic Review: Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #1 (Dark Horse Comics)

A new title from Dark Horse, Count Crowley Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #1 is written by David Dastmalchian with art by Lukas Ketner and colours by Lauren Affe, Count Crowley […]

A new title from Dark Horse, Count Crowley Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #1 is written by David Dastmalchian with art by Lukas Ketner and colours by Lauren Affe,

Count Crowley has to do with Jerri Butler, a small-town TV on-air host.

But Jerri’s unhappy and drinking too much. Like wayyy too much. In fact, half the time we see Jerri, she’s drinking Blackbird Bourbon straight out of the bottle.
Chug a lug!

Of course, Jerri’s in danger of losing her job and is reassigned away from talking directly to the public. And that’s where the story picks up its pace and puts on its pants.

As we finish the first issue, we are well on the way toward a promising concept; Jerri, full of problems, is about to delve into some dark situations! But is she a midnight monster hunter yet???

The story is good, perhaps a bit too slow in getting us underway. The artwork is excellent, and the treatment reminds me of 1970s Marvel comics, which is a bit of a treat.

Let’s gather around this title next time, and see how it goes!

Dark Horse, Count Crowley Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #1, $3.99 for 24 pages of content.

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!